Mercer is a city located in Mercer County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Mercer County. With a 2020 population of 1,978, it is the 642nd largest city in Pennsylvania and the 11014th largest city in the United States. Mercer is currently declining at a rate of -0.10% annually and its population has decreased by -0.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,982 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Mercer has a population density of 1,709 people per square mile.
The average household income in Mercer is $60,928 with a poverty rate of 14.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $593 per month, and the median house value is $107,000. The median age in Mercer is 44.1 years, 41.4 years for males, and 46.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mercerwas:
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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%.
97.80% of Mercer residents speak only English, while 2.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.38% of the population.
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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 Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.66%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Mercer
99.09% of Mercer residents were born in the United States, with 89.63% 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.