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.
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Mercer County, West Virginia
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.