Mercer County, West Virginia Population 2022

Mercer County, West Virginia's estimated population is 57,426 with a growth rate of -0.77% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Mercer County, West Virginia is the 9th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 62,336 and has seen a growth of -7.88% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18402,2330.00%
18504,2221,98989.07%
18606,8192,59761.51%
18707,0642453.59%
18807,4674035.70%
189016,0028,535114.30%
190023,0237,02143.88%
191038,37115,34866.66%
192049,55811,18729.15%
193061,32311,76523.74%
194068,2896,96611.36%
195075,0136,7249.85%
196068,206-6,807-9.07%
197063,206-5,000-7.33%
198073,94210,73616.99%
199064,980-8,962-12.12%
201062,336-2,644-4.07%
201162,5602240.36%
201262,419-141-0.23%
201361,911-508-0.81%
201461,759-152-0.25%
201561,133-626-1.01%
201660,632-501-0.82%
201759,869-763-1.26%
201859,202-667-1.11%
201958,758-444-0.75%
202058,314-444-0.76%
202157,870-444-0.76%
202257,426-444-0.77%
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Mercer County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White53,75390.54%
Black or African American3,6556.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native700.12%
Asian2960.50%
Some Other Race310.05%
Two or More Races1,5652.64%
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Mercer County, West Virginia Population by Race

Mercer County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2022

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Mercer County, West Virginia Median Age

43.4


Total

41.9


Male

45.1


Female

Mercer County, West Virginia Adults

There are 47,206 adults, (13,100 of whom are seniors) in Mercer County, West Virginia.

Mercer County, West Virginia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

30,992

52.20%

Male

28,378

47.80%

Mercer County, West Virginia Population by Age

Mercer County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mercer County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.1%19.9%
All68.9%31.1%
Non Family63.4%36.6%
Male61.2%38.8%
Female49.5%50.5%

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercer County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,0882.3268.9
Married11,3312.9180.1
Male1,2103.0261.2
Female3,4423.1349.5
Non Family9,1051.1863.4

2.87

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Mercer County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4855.90%
9th to 12th Grade4,1379.83%
High School Graduate16,27738.67%
Some College8,16019.39%
Associates Degree2,5706.11%
Bachelors Degree5,65613.44%
Graduate Degree2,8076.67%
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Mercer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mercer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian210196153
2+ Races537465165
Black2,2442,032591
White38,87432,6217,539
Hispanic27925834
Other Race2121
Native American6918

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 72.86%.

Mercer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,194$40,652$26,686
Less Than 9th Grade$20,693$25,505$12,160
High School Graduate$33,843$40,055$23,577
Some College$26,745$46,818$20,906
Bachelors Degree$39,964$41,210$39,509
Graduate Degree$48,548$68,029$40,800

$34,194

Average Earnings

$40,652

Average Male

$26,686

Average Female

Mercer County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mercer County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Mercer County, West Virginia Language

97.56% of Mercer County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.02% of the population.

Mercer County, West Virginia Language

Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,47197628.12%
Hispanic69918927.04%
Multiple1,48926717.93%
White52,3009,21517.62%
Asian2763613.04%
Native7011.43%
Other2NaN%

18.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.86%

Male Poverty Rate

19.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, West Virginia is Black, with 28.12% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.88%.

Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.60%
High School15.90%
Some College14.90%
Bachelors or Greater5.73%

Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.83%
Male Unemployed38.43%
Female Employed10.53%
Female Unemployed25.30%

Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mercer County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,716$53,720
Families$51,765$62,575
Married Families$61,835-
Non Families$23,767$35,141
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Income by Household Type

Mercer County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mercer County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Mercer County, West Virginia 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, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Mercer County, West Virginia Marital Status

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4,144

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War399
First Gulf War765
Vietnam2,045
Korea421
World War II159

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34217
35 to 54777
55 to 64587
65 to 741,630
75+933

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,8008.76%
Black2518.89%
Other Race1352.00%
2+ Races8012.07%
Hispanic255.15%

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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10.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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48.7%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Mercer County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Mercer County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Mercer County, West Virginia 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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76.76%

Born in Mercer County, West Virginia

99.02%

Native Born

0.98%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

0.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.02% of Mercer County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 76.76% having been born in West Virginia. 0.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mercer County, West Virginia 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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