Mercer County, Pennsylvania Population 2019

Mercer County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 111,551 with a growth rate of -0.94% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mercer County, Pennsylvania is the 30th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018110,683-868-0.78%
2017111,551-1,053-0.94%
2016112,604-1,029-0.91%
2015113,633-1,047-0.91%
2014114,680-453-0.39%
2013115,133-505-0.44%
2012115,638-509-0.44%
2011116,147-465-0.40%
2010116,612-4,391-3.63%
1990121,003-7,296-5.69%
1980128,2991,1240.88%
1970127,175-344-0.27%
1960127,51915,56513.90%
1950111,95410,91510.80%
1940101,0391,7931.81%
193099,2465,4585.82%
192093,78816,08920.71%
191077,69920,31235.39%
190057,3871,6432.95%
189055,744-417-0.74%
188056,1616,18412.37%
187049,97713,12135.60%
186036,8563,68411.11%
185033,1722990.91%
184032,87313,14466.62%
183019,7298,04868.90%
182011,6813,40441.13%
18108,2775,049156.41%
18003,2280.00%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White103,680
Black or African American6,567
Two or More Races2,030
Asian749
Some Other Race490
American Indian and Alaska Native103
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2019

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Median Age

44.4


Total

42.5


Male

46.1


Female

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 90,781 adults, (22,962 of whom are seniors) in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

57,631

50.72%

Male

55,992

49.28%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All73.2%26.8%
Male69.6%30.4%
Non Family59.4%40.6%
Female50.6%49.4%

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,8052.3273.2
Married22,4962.9588.5
Non Family15,9471.1659.4
Female5,1802.8850.6
Male2,182369.6

2.87

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3943.02%
9th to 12th Grade5,4366.85%
High School Graduate35,16144.28%
Some College12,00015.11%
Associates Degree6,7108.45%
Bachelors Degree11,09713.98%
Graduate Degree6,6018.31%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White73,62066,64216,783
Black3,8443,423431
Hispanic742550135
Multiple Races624557185
Asian456295141
Other Race2379130
Native American857219
Islander33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 30.92%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,457$40,815$26,436
Less Than High School$23,865$26,800$12,674
High School Grad$27,896$34,474$21,911
Some College$30,805$40,901$24,661
Bachelors Degree$44,181$54,477$35,527
Graduate Degree$57,004$65,786$54,222

$32,457

Average Earnings

$40,815

Average Male

$26,436

Average Female

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Language

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Language

95.73% of Mercer County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 4.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.98% of the population.

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White97,06111,36911.71%
Black5,3342,13940.10%
Multiple1,72246426.95%
Hispanic1,23533527.13%
Other46517738.06%
Asian68210315.10%
Native1031211.65%
Islander4375.00%

13.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.20%

Male Poverty Rate

15.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 75.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 11.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.73%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.39%
High School11.24%
Some College9.42%
Bachelors or Greater3.34%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.41%
Male Unemployed24.20%
Female Employed7.38%
Male Employed5.30%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Income

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,340$62,395
Families$62,171$74,539
Married Families$71,642$84,560
Non Families$27,287$37,067

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Veterans

9,293

Number of Veterans

8,827

Male Veterans

466

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,485
First Gulf War1,324
Korea996
Second Gulf War976
World War II844

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,74810.39%
Black46510.05%
2 or More505.18%
Hispanic464.50%
Indian1618.60%
Asian142.39%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

5.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hermitage1637515867-508-3.10%
Sharon1403813405-633-4.51%
Grove City83218069-252-3.03%
Greenville59555602-353-5.93%
Farrell49544736-218-4.40%
Sharpsville44154218-197-4.46%
Mercer20021911-91-4.55%
Stoneboro10511001-50-4.76%
West Middlesex863833-30-3.48%
Sandy Lake659644-15-2.28%
Clark640624-16-2.50%
Wheatland632603-29-4.59%
Jamestown617587-30-4.86%
Fredonia502476-26-5.18%
Jackson Center224217-7-3.13%
New Lebanon189178-11-5.82%
Sheakleyville138134-4-2.90%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990