Mercer County, Missouri Population 2022

Mercer County, Missouri's estimated population is 3,488 with a growth rate of -0.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mercer County, Missouri is the 114th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 Population was 3,785 and has seen a growth of -7.85% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18502,6910.00%
18609,3006,609245.60%
187011,5572,25724.27%
188014,6733,11626.96%
189014,581-92-0.63%
190014,7061250.86%
191012,335-2,371-16.12%
192011,281-1,054-8.54%
19309,350-1,931-17.12%
19408,766-584-6.25%
19507,235-1,531-17.47%
19605,750-1,485-20.53%
19704,910-840-14.61%
19804,685-225-4.58%
19903,723-962-20.53%
20103,785621.67%
20113,760-25-0.66%
20123,735-25-0.66%
20133,710-25-0.67%
20143,685-25-0.67%
20153,660-25-0.68%
20163,635-25-0.68%
20173,610-25-0.69%
20183,585-25-0.69%
20193,560-25-0.70%
20203,538-22-0.62%
20213,513-25-0.71%
20223,488-25-0.71%
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Mercer County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,46795.69%
Black or African American130.36%
Asian190.52%
Some Other Race100.28%
Two or More Races1143.15%
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Mercer County, Missouri Population by Race

Mercer County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2022

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Mercer County, Missouri Median Age

42.7


Total

43.1


Male

41.9


Female

Mercer County, Missouri Adults

There are 2,746 adults, (786 of whom are seniors) in Mercer County, Missouri.

Mercer County, Missouri Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

1,829

50.48%

Male

1,794

49.52%

Mercer County, Missouri Population by Age

Mercer County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mercer County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
Male84.8%15.2%
All78.7%21.3%
Non Family72.5%27.5%
Female37.1%62.9%

78.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercer County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,3332.6678.7
Married7263.5386.4
Male334.1284.8
Female623.937.1
Non Family5121.1972.5

3.54

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Mercer County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade532.19%
9th to 12th Grade2209.09%
High School Graduate1,00341.46%
Some College48019.84%
Associates Degree1998.23%
Bachelors Degree30412.57%
Graduate Degree1606.61%
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Mercer County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mercer County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race101010
Hispanic454539
Black773
White2,3332,060422
2+ Races21211
Asian1414

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Mercer County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,687$32,525$35,865
Less Than 9th Grade$6,042$7,788$2,500
High School Graduate$30,476$33,527$25,458
Some College$31,184$30,329$33,977
Bachelors Degree$41,759$40,313$45,078
Graduate Degree$58,958$52,250$59,271

$33,687

Average Earnings

$32,525

Average Male

$35,865

Average Female

Mercer County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mercer County, Missouri Language by Age

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Mercer County, Missouri Language

96.58% of Mercer County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 3.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.53% of the population.

Mercer County, Missouri Language

Mercer County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black7342.86%
White3,34942312.63%
OtherNaN%
Multiple11454.39%

12.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.64%

Male Poverty Rate

13.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Missouri is Black, with 42.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Missouri is Multiple, with 4.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.22%.

Mercer County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.75%
High School12.83%
Some College10.75%
Bachelors or Greater3.51%

Mercer County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.93%
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed3.63%
Female Unemployed33.33%

Mercer County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mercer County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,030$58,214
Families$72,774$72,809
Married Families$73,294-
Non Families$22,885$33,177
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Income by Household Type

Mercer County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Mercer County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Mercer County, Missouri 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 County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Mercer County, Missouri Marital Status

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261

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War25
First Gulf War45
Vietnam147
Korea14
World War II1

Mercer County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5426
55 to 6471
65 to 7499
75+65

Mercer County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2599.64%
Black225.00%

Mercer County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Mercer County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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9.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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57.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mercer County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Mercer County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Mercer County, Missouri 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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63.90%

Born in Mercer County, Missouri

97.63%

Native Born

2.37%

Foreign Born

1.16%

Non Citizen

1.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.63% of Mercer County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 63.90% having been born in Missouri. 1.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mercer County, Missouri Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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