Mercer County, Missouri Population 2021

Mercer County, Missouri's estimated population is 3,599 with a growth rate of -0.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mercer County, Missouri is the 115th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 3,770 and has seen a growth of -4.54% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,599-9-0.25%
20203,608-9-0.25%
20193,617-9-0.25%
20183,626-30-0.82%
20173,656-5-0.14%
20163,66110.03%
20153,660-23-0.62%
20143,683190.52%
20133,664-44-1.19%
20123,708-66-1.75%
20113,77440.11%
20103,770471.26%
19903,723-962-20.53%
19804,685-225-4.58%
19704,910-840-14.61%
19605,750-1,485-20.53%
19507,235-1,531-17.47%
19408,766-584-6.25%
19309,350-1,931-17.12%
192011,281-1,054-8.54%
191012,335-2,371-16.12%
190014,7061250.86%
189014,581-92-0.63%
188014,6733,11626.96%
187011,5572,25724.27%
18609,3006,609245.60%
18502,6910.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.25% (-9)
Founded
February 14, 1845
County Seat
2010 Population
3,770
Growth Since 2010
-4.54% (-171)
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Mercer County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,54897.37%
Two or More Races360.99%
Some Other Race230.63%
Black or African American200.55%
Asian170.47%
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Mercer County, Missouri Population by Race

Mercer County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Mercer County, Missouri Median Age

42.9


Total

42.9


Male

43


Female

Mercer County, Missouri Adults

There are 2,756 adults, (770 of whom are seniors) in Mercer County, Missouri.

Mercer County, Missouri Age Dependency

83.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

1,827

50.14%

Male

1,817

49.86%

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
Female48.6%51.4%
Non Family70.8%29.2%
All78.6%21.4%
Married86.4%13.6%
Male100%0%

78.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercer County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2712.8178.6
Married6673.7386.4
Non Family4891.1370.8
Female744.3248.6
Male415.1100

3.83

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

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Mercer County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade923.80%
9th to 12th Grade1897.80%
High School Graduate1,14547.27%
Some College38015.69%
Associates Degree1596.56%
Bachelors Degree28111.60%
Graduate Degree1767.27%
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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
White2,3772,100430
Hispanic383425
Other Race1177
Black772

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 hispanic people with a rate of 65.79%.

Mercer County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,430$32,301$32,935
Less Than 9th Grade$$25,583$3,906
High School Graduate$30,724$31,479$22,000
Some College$32,222$33,846$28,333
Bachelors Degree$34,667$33,125$34,904
Graduate Degree$55,556$49,524$57,222

$32,430

Average Earnings

$32,301

Average Male

$32,935

Average Female

Mercer County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mercer County, Missouri Language by Age

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Mercer County, Missouri Language

94.07% of Mercer County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 5.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.55% of the population.

Mercer County, Missouri Language

Mercer County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,44535610.33%
Black9666.67%

10.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.07%

Male Poverty Rate

12.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Missouri is Black, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, Missouri is White, with 10.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.81%.

Mercer County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.24%
Some College16.70%
High School11.48%
Bachelors or Greater4.20%

Mercer County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.44%
Male Unemployed14.71%
Male Employed4.92%
Female Employed4.87%

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$47,298$57,579
Families$65,648$73,234
Married Families$66,991-
Non Families$22,554$32,097
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Income by Household Type

Mercer County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

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 Over 65, 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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230

Number of Veterans

220

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam158
Korea27
First Gulf War16
Second Gulf War6
World War II

Mercer County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74110
55 to 6453
75+51
35 to 5416
18 to 34

Mercer County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2288.35%
Hispanic24.44%
Black218.18%

Mercer County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Mercer County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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14.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

2.5%

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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64.16%

Born in Mercer County, Missouri

97.69%

Native Born

2.31%

Foreign Born

1.10%

Non Citizen

1.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.69% of Mercer County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 64.16% having been born in Missouri. 1.10% 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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