Mercer County, Kentucky Population 2022

Mercer County, Kentucky's estimated population is with a growth rate of 0.58% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mercer County, Kentucky is the 51st largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was and has seen a growth of 7.37% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Mercer County, Kentucky Population 2022

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Mercer County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

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Mercer County, Kentucky Population by Race

Mercer County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2022

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Mercer County, Kentucky Median Age

43.2


Total

41.5


Male

45.4


Female

Mercer County, Kentucky Adults

There are 16,911 adults, (4,097 of whom are seniors) in Mercer County, Kentucky.

Mercer County, Kentucky Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

10,866

50.10%

Male

10,824

49.90%

Mercer County, Kentucky Population by Age

Mercer County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mercer County, Kentucky Household Types

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercer County, Kentucky Households and Families

3.17

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Mercer County, Kentucky Households by Type

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

Mercer County, Kentucky 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 51.72%.

Mercer County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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$38,926

Average Earnings

$45,964

Average Male

$31,943

Average Female

Mercer County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mercer County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Mercer County, Kentucky Language

95.11% of Mercer County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 4.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.28% of the population.

Mercer County, Kentucky Language

Mercer County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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13.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.31%

Male Poverty Rate

15.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Kentucky is Native, with 81.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Kentucky is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.02%.

Mercer County, Kentucky Poverty

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Mercer County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Mercer County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mercer County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Mercer County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mercer County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Mercer County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mercer County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Mercer County, Kentucky Marital Status

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1,436

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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11.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.1%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Mercer County, Kentucky Employment by Age

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Mercer County, Kentucky Employment by Race

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Mercer County, Kentucky 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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77.56%

Born in Mercer County, Kentucky

97.31%

Native Born

2.69%

Foreign Born

2.28%

Non Citizen

0.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.31% of Mercer County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 77.56% having been born in Kentucky. 2.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mercer County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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