Mercer County, West Virginia Population 2024

57,670

Mercer County, West Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 57,670 with a growth rate of -0.89% 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 62,335 and has seen a growth of -7.48% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202955,095-515-0.93%
202855,610-515-0.92%
202756,125-515-0.91%
202656,640-515-0.9%
202557,155-515-0.89%
202457,670-515-0.89%
202358,185-515-0.88%
202258,700-515-0.87%
202159,215-302-0.51%
202059,5176941.18%
201958,823-405-0.68%
201859,228-675-1.13%
201759,903-735-1.21%
201660,638-549-0.9%
201561,187-620-1%
201461,807-140-0.23%
201361,947-494-0.79%
201262,441-127-0.2%
201162,5682330.37%
201062,335
199064,980-8,962-12.12%
198073,94210,73616.99%
197063,206-5,000-7.33%
196068,206-6,807-9.07%
195075,0136,7249.85%
194068,2896,96611.36%
193061,32311,76523.74%
192049,55811,18729.15%
191038,37115,34866.66%
190023,0237,02143.88%
189016,0028,535114.3%
18807,4674035.7%
18707,0642453.59%
18606,8192,59761.51%
18504,2221,98989.07%
18402,233-52,862-95.95%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.89% (-515)
County Website
Mercer County
County Seat
2010 Population
62,335
Area
419 mi²
Density
138 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-7.48% (-4,665)
Founded
March 17, 1837

Mercer County, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White53,37189.65%
Black or African American3,5105.9%
Two or more races2,1943.69%
Other race1720.29%
Asian1600.27%
Native American1230.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mercer County, West Virginia Population by Race

Mercer County, West Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Mercer County, West Virginia Median Age

43.3

Total

41.4

Male

45.1

Female

Mercer County, West Virginia Adults

There are 47,218 adults, (13,288 of whom are seniors) in Mercer County, West Virginia.

Mercer County, West Virginia Age Dependency

75.4

Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female30,81151.76%
Male28,71948.24%

Mercer County, West Virginia Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All24,4712.387030
Married11,1502.9781.618.4
Non Family8,7901.2361.738.3
Female3,4683.1956.143.9
Male1,0632.9961.538.5
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2.91

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

70.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mercer County, West Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mercer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mercer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 73.87%.

Mercer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,012

Average Earnings

$46,605

Average Male

$31,697

Average Female

Mercer County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mercer County, West Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mercer County, West Virginia Language

97.49% of Mercer County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.12% 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
White51,8189,53018.39%
Black3,36278523.35%
Multiple2,01845822.7%
Hispanic74210814.56%
Asian1424531.69%
Other1723620.93%
Native10910.92%
showing: 7 rows

18.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.62%

Male Poverty Rate

19.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, West Virginia is Asian, with 31.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, West Virginia is Native, with 0.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.9%.

Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.57%
High School17.14%
Some College13.99%
Bachelors or Greater5.8%
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Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed44.34%
Female Unemployed23.01%
Female Employed8.89%
Male Employed8.79%
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Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mercer County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mercer County, West Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Mercer County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mercer County, West Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,624

Number of Veterans

3,388

Male Veterans

236

Female Veterans

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Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.6%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Mercer County, West Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mercer County, West Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mercer County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.85%

Born in Mercer County, West Virginia

99.2%

Native Born

0.8%

Foreign Born

0.3%

Non Citizen

0.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.2% of Mercer County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 74.85% having been born in West Virginia. 0.3% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Mercer County, West Virginia Place of Birth

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