Mercer, Pennsylvania Population 2022

1,978
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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 1,978, 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.

Mercer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mercerwas:

  • White: 97.15%
  • Native American: 1.88%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Two or more races: 0.40%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Mercer, Pennsylvania is 1,978 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,982.

Mercer, Pennsylvania Population 2022

Population by Race

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Mercer Population by Race

Mercer Population Pyramid 2022

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Mercer Median Age

40.3


Total

37.1


Male

43.9


Female

Mercer Adults

There are 1,381 adults, (350 of whom are seniors) in Mercer.

Mercer Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer Sex Ratio

Female

1,003

57.15%

Male

752

42.85%

Mercer Population by Age

Mercer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mercer Household Types

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercer Households and Families

2.9

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Mercer Households by Type

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Mercer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mercer Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Mercer Educational Attainment by Race

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$36,591

Average Earnings

$42,656

Average Male

$30,337

Average Female

Mercer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mercer Language by Age

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Mercer Language

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.

Mercer Language

Mercer Poverty by Race

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14.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.03%

Male Poverty Rate

14.06%

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 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%.

Mercer Poverty

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Mercer Poverty Rate by Education

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Mercer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mercer Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Mercer Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.9%

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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112

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Mercer Veterans by War

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Mercer Veterans by Age

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Mercer Veterans by Race

Mercer Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer Veterans by Education

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56.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

2.5%

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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89.63%

Born in Mercer

99.09%

Native Born

0.91%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Mercer Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Mercer Population by Year