Mercersburg, Pennsylvania Population 2024

1,492

Mercersburg is a city located in Franklin County and Fulton County Pennsylvania. Mercersburg has a 2024 population of 1,492. Mercersburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually and its population has decreased by -0.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,506 in 2020.

The average household income in Mercersburg is $86,418 with a poverty rate of 8.85%. The median age in Mercersburg is 43.8 years: 39.5 years for males, and 48.7 years for females.

Mercersburg Demographics

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

  • White: 86.32%
  • Black or African American: 8.83%
  • Two or more races: 4.22%
  • Asian: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,654.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.93% (-14)
The current population of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania is 1,492 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,506.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,79886.32%
Black or African American1848.83%
Two or more races884.22%
Asian130.62%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Mercersburg Population by Race

Mercersburg Population Pyramid 2024

Mercersburg Median Age

43.8

Total

39.5

Male

48.7

Female

Mercersburg Adults

There are 1,673 adults, (370 of whom are seniors) in Mercersburg.

Mercersburg Age Dependency

59.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercersburg Sex Ratio

Female1,05750.74%
Male1,02649.26%

Mercersburg Population by Age

Mercersburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8462.4456.743.3
Non Family3481.1937.462.6
Married3063.2678.821.2
Female1553.3454.845.2
Male373.7664.935.1

3.11

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

56.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mercersburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1137.45%
Associates Degree976.4%
Bachelors Degree1389.1%
Graduate Degree1509.89%
High School Graduate72247.63%
Less Than 9th Grade543.56%
Some College24215.96%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mercersburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mercersburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,3441,193257
Black11910817
2+ Races41367
Hispanic26260
Asian777

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Mercersburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$57,708$116,667$28,036
Graduate Degree$79,844$67,500$82,875
High School Graduate$37,419$40,789$30,625
Less Than 9th Grade$30,625$0$29,375
Overall$41,316$49,583$34,375
Some College$40,677$42,240$33,333

$41,316

Average Earnings

$49,583

Average Male

$34,375

Average Female

Mercersburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mercersburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mercersburg Language

97.86% of Mercersburg residents speak only English, while 2.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.87% of the population.

Mercersburg Language

Mercersburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,7661659.34%
Multiple881719.32%
Black17710.56%

8.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.24%

Male Poverty Rate

10.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercersburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercersburg is Multiple, with 19.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercersburg is Black, with 0.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.27%.

Mercersburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.78%
High School10.53%
Some College8.85%
Bachelors or Greater1.39%

Mercersburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.88%
Male Employed2.76%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Mercersburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mercersburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$81,731$93,313
Households$71,905$86,418
Married Families$89,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,500$67,704

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mercersburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mercersburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mercersburg 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.

Mercersburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mercersburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

115

Number of Veterans

112

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War29
Vietnam28
First Gulf War17
Korea6
World War II0

Mercersburg Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+44
18 to 3429
55 to 6420
35 to 5413
65 to 749

Mercersburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White986.59%
Black1712.88%

Mercersburg Veterans by Race

Mercersburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercersburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.4%

Labor Force Participation

68.5%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Mercersburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mercersburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mercersburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.4%

Born in Mercersburg

97.46%

Native Born

2.54%

Foreign Born

1.01%

Non Citizen

1.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.46% of Mercersburg residents were born in the United States, with 61.4% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Mercersburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,476-3-0.2%
20281,479-3-0.2%
20271,482-4-0.27%
20261,486-3-0.2%
20251,489-3-0.2%
20241,492-4-0.27%
20231,49600%
20221,496-5-0.33%
20211,501-5-0.33%
20201,506-29-1.89%
20191,535-3-0.2%
20181,538-7-0.45%
20171,545-2-0.13%
20161,54740.26%
20151,543-5-0.32%
20141,54810.06%
20131,54700%
20121,54700%
20111,547-2-0.13%
20101,54900%

Mercersburg Population by Year