Mercer County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

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%

How Many People Live in Mercer County, Pennsylvania?

111,551

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White102,75291.23%
Black or African American6,3865.67%
Two or More Races2,2542.00%
Asian7760.69%
Some Other Race3350.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native1230.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.00%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Median Age

44.6


Total

42.8


Male

46.3


Female

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 90,309 adults, (23,322 of whom are seniors) in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

57,084

50.68%

Male

55,546

49.32%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.8%11.2%
All72.9%27.1%
Male70.5%29.5%
Non Family59.4%40.6%
Female49.5%50.5%

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All46,0282.2972.9
Married22,1712.9288.8
Non Family16,3041.1759.4
Female5,3632.8649.5
Male2,1902.8470.5

2.83

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3632.98%
9th to 12th Grade5,6837.18%
High School Graduate34,41943.47%
Some College11,90115.03%
Associates Degree6,9568.79%
Bachelors Degree11,43214.44%
Graduate Degree6,4258.11%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White73,29566,11016,867
Black3,8643,419504
Hispanic809620165
Multiple Races635564194
Asian486334133
Other Race18512314
Native American1049315
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 multiple races people with a rate of 30.55%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,686$42,010$27,089
Less Than High School$23,284$29,963$11,059
High School Grad$29,154$36,807$22,510
Some College$30,912$41,075$26,025
Bachelors Degree$44,772$55,761$35,216
Graduate Degree$59,329$69,500$55,431

$33,686

Average Earnings

$42,010

Average Male

$27,089

Average Female

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Language

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Language

95.67% of Mercer County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 4.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.04% of the population.

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White95,98311,36811.84%
Black5,1842,26843.75%
Multiple1,98770435.43%
Hispanic1,22031025.41%
Asian70218926.92%
Other30311136.63%
Native1231310.57%
Islander4375.00%

14.20%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.61%

Male Poverty Rate

15.69%

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 10.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.60%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.24%
High School10.92%
Some College10.33%
Bachelors or Greater3.26%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Income

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,768$64,243
Families$63,596$76,869
Married Families$73,551$87,629
Non Families$27,564$38,731

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Veterans

8,986

Number of Veterans

8,481

Male Veterans

505

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,383
First Gulf War1,326
Second Gulf War1,038
Korea910
World War II703

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,43610.07%
Black46310.04%
2 or More494.93%
Hispanic464.37%
Asian193.05%
Indian1514.29%
Other42.04%

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

6.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

56%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.83%

Born in Pennsylvania

98.40%

Native Born

1.60%

Foreign Born

0.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.40% of Mercer County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 80.83% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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