Mercer County, West Virginia Population 2018

Mercer County, West Virginia's estimated population is 59,753 with a growth rate of -2.80% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mercer County, West Virginia is the 8th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201759,753-1,723-2.80%
201661,4769821.62%
201660,494-544-0.89%
201561,038-648-1.05%
201461,686-156-0.25%
201361,842-518-0.83%
201262,360-142-0.23%
201162,5021620.26%
201062,340-2,640-4.06%
199064,980-8,962-12.12%
198073,94210,73616.99%
197063,206-5,000-7.33%
196068,206-6,807-9.07%
195075,0136,7249.85%
194068,2896,96611.36%
193061,32311,76523.74%
192049,55811,18729.15%
191038,37115,34866.66%
190023,0237,02143.88%
189016,0028,535114.30%
18807,4674035.70%
18707,0642453.59%
18606,8192,59761.51%
18504,2221,98989.07%
18402,2330.00%

Mercer County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White56,043
Black or African American3,702
Two or More Races997
Asian371
American Indian and Alaska Native212
Some Other Race131
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander20

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Mercer County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Mercer County, West Virginia Median Age

42.4


Total

41


Male

44.1


Female

Mercer County, West Virginia Adults

There are 48,812 adults, (11,988 of which are seniors) in Mercer County, West Virginia.

Mercer County, West Virginia Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

32,132

52.27%

Male

29,344

47.73%

Mercer County, West Virginia Households and Families

Mercer County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mercer County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
All72.6%27.4%
Non Family64.1%35.9%
Male60.1%39.9%
Female48.7%51.3%

72.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercer County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,0622.4172.6
Married12,0412.9586.4
Non Family8,5221.264.1
Female3,2653.248.7
Male1,2343.3260.1

2.94

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mercer County, West Virginia Households

Mercer County, West Virginia Education

Mercer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5905.97%
9th to 12th Grade4,76210.98%
High School Graduate16,78838.71%
Some College8,22818.97%
Associates Degree2,5575.90%
Bachelors Degree5,62012.96%
Graduate Degree2,8216.51%

Mercer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White40,00932,9877,585
Black2,2141,990396
Asian351351277
Multiple Races310277102
Hispanic27219520
Native American154150
Other Race917661
Islander2020

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.92%.

Mercer County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,811$35,811$24,843
Less Than High School$19,167$26,791$12,500
High School Grad$25,655$30,838$20,521
Some College$26,873$32,491$22,281
Bachelors Degree$35,549$45,370$31,389
Graduate Degree$51,380$65,863$45,857

$29,811

Average Earnings

$35,811

Average Male

$24,843

Average Female

Mercer County, West Virginia Language

Mercer County, West Virginia Language by Age

Mercer County, West Virginia Language

97.17% of Mercer County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.83% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.

Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty

Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White54,63510,75419.68%
Black3,5231,19033.78%
Multiple94251254.35%
Hispanic58521236.24%
Native2079143.96%
Other1242822.58%
Islander2020100.00%
Asian35320.57%

21.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.86%

Male Poverty Rate

23.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, West Virginia is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, West Virginia is Asian, with 0.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.65%.

Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.07%
High School16.63%
Some College16.04%
Bachelors or Greater3.93%

Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed41.49%
Female Unemployed32.63%
Female Employed11.29%
Male Employed6.94%

Mercer County, West Virginia Income

Mercer County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,255$50,333
Families$48,632$59,970
Married Families$57,127$69,247
Non Families$20,382$29,329

Mercer County, West Virginia Marital Status

Mercer County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mercer County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Mercer County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Mercer County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by War

4,805

Number of Veterans

4,557

Male Veterans

248

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,061
First Gulf War658
Korea426
Second Gulf War417
World War II332

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,572
75+1,075
35 to 541,026
55 to 64876
18 to 34256

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,58310.18%
Black1385.03%
Other4443.56%
2 or More338.33%
Indian52.73%
Asian20.55%

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

10.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, West Virginia Employment Status

Mercer County, West Virginia Employment by Age

49.6%

Labor Force Participation

46.6%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Mercer County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Mercer County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Mercer County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Bluefield1043710191-246-2.36%
Princeton61215962-159-2.60%
Athens1045940-105-10.05%
Bramwell364352-12-3.30%
Matoaka223218-5-2.24%
Oakvale121119-2-1.65%
Data Sources
  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