Mercer County, Illinois Population 2022

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.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Mercer County, Illinois Population 2022

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Mercer County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

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Mercer County, Illinois Population by Race

Mercer County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2022

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Mercer County, Illinois Median Age

44.8


Total

43.7


Male

45.9


Female

Mercer County, Illinois Adults

There are 12,179 adults, (3,325 of whom are seniors) in Mercer County, Illinois.

Mercer County, Illinois Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

7,726

49.84%

Male

7,777

50.16%

Mercer County, Illinois Population by Age

Mercer County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mercer County, Illinois Household Types

78.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercer County, Illinois Households and Families

2.87

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Mercer County, Illinois Households by Type

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Mercer County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mercer County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Mercer County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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$38,464

Average Earnings

$51,467

Average Male

$28,666

Average Female

Mercer County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mercer County, Illinois Language by Age

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Mercer County, Illinois Language

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.

Mercer County, Illinois Language

Mercer County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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10.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.94%

Male Poverty Rate

12.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer County, Illinois

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%.

Mercer County, Illinois Poverty

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Mercer County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Mercer County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mercer County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Mercer County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

60.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mercer County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Mercer County, Illinois Marriage

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.

Mercer County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Mercer County, Illinois Marital Status

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1,070

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Mercer County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Mercer County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Mercer County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Mercer County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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3.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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60.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Mercer County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Mercer County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Mercer County, Illinois 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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69.28%

Born in Mercer County, Illinois

97.81%

Native Born

2.19%

Foreign Born

0.69%

Non Citizen

1.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Mercer County, Illinois Place of Birth

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