Mercer, Pennsylvania Population 2021

1,834
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Mercer is a city located in Mercer County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Mercer County. With a 2020 population of 1,834, it is the 445th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 7949th largest city in the United States . Mercer is currently declining at a rate of -1.29% annually and its population has decreased by -8.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,002 in 2010. Mercer reached it's highest population of 2,042 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Mercer has a population density of 1,585 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mercer is $60,928 with a poverty rate of 14.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $584 per month, and the median house value is $112,700. The median age in Mercer is 44.1 years, 41.4 years for males, and 46.6 years for females.

Mercer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mercer was:

  • White: 96.13%
  • Two or more races: 1.96%
  • Native American: 1.46%
  • Asian: 0.45%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Mercer, Pennsylvania is 1,834 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,906.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,002.

Mercer, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,71596.13%
Two or More Races351.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native261.46%
Asian80.45%
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Mercer Population by Race

Mercer Population Pyramid $2021

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Mercer Median Age

44.1


Total

41.4


Male

46.6


Female

Mercer Adults

There are 1,485 adults, (402 of whom are seniors) in Mercer.

Mercer Age Dependency

64.7

Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer Sex Ratio

Female

1,030

57.74%

Male

754

42.26%

Mercer Population by Age

Mercer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mercer Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married88.3%11.7%
Female68%32%
All58.2%41.8%
Non Family32.5%67.5%

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercer Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9011.9858.2
Non Family4461.1432.5
Married3072.988.3
Female1252.6368
Male232.48100

2.73

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

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Mercer Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade413.04%
9th to 12th Grade1007.42%
High School Graduate52138.68%
Some College16011.88%
Associates Degree19014.11%
Bachelors Degree17212.77%
Graduate Degree16312.10%
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Mercer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mercer Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2971,156307
2+ Races282814
Native American141414
Asian88

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Mercer Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,550$43,594$31,328
Less Than 9th Grade$31,250$31,458$
High School Graduate$27,250$42,898$22,750
Some College$32,375$41,823$28,500
Bachelors Degree$59,750$88,393$33,214
Graduate Degree$52,284$$52,414

$38,550

Average Earnings

$43,594

Average Male

$31,328

Average Female

Mercer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mercer Language by Age

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Mercer Language

97.33% of Mercer residents speak only English, while 2.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.66% of the population.

Mercer Language

Mercer Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,71522413.06%
Multiple352160.00%
Asian88100.00%

14.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.25%

Male Poverty Rate

13.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercer is White, with 13.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.44%.

Mercer Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.88%
High School14.01%
Some College10.57%
Bachelors or Greater8.36%

Mercer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed27.59%
Male Employed12.12%
Female Employed1.12%

Mercer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mercer Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,015$60,928
Families$66,510$76,707
Married Families$85,250-
Non Families$25,125$43,174
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Income by Household Type

Mercer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Mercer Married by Age and Sex

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Mercer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mercer Marital Status by Race

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Mercer Marital Status

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139

Number of Veterans

114

Male Veterans

25

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam41
Second Gulf War39
First Gulf War23
World War II19
Korea9

Mercer Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7445
75+33
18 to 3426
35 to 5425
55 to 6410

Mercer Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1188.22%
Native American14100.00%
2+ Races725.00%

Mercer Veterans by Race

Mercer Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Mercer Employment by Age

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Mercer Employment by Race

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Mercer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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89.07%

Born in Mercer

99.22%

Native Born

0.78%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.22% of Mercer residents were born in the United States, with 89.07% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mercer Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,834-24-1.29%
20201,858-24-1.28%
20191,882-24-1.26%
20181,906-20-1.04%
20171,926-21-1.08%
20161,947-23-1.17%
20151,970-18-0.91%
20141,988-12-0.60%
20132,000-13-0.65%
20122,013-14-0.69%
20112,027-15-0.73%
20102,0420.00%

Mercer Population by Year