Mercer County, Illinois's estimated population is with a growth rate of -0.47% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mercer County, Illinois is the 69th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 population was and has seen a growth of -5.37% since this time.
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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 38.89%.
97.93% of Mercer County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 2.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.25% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Illinois is Black, with 63.89% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Illinois is Hispanic, with 24.80% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.65%.
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The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.
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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 County, Illinois
97.81% of Mercer County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 69.28% having been born in Illinois. 0.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.