Mercer County, West Virginia Population 2021

Mercer County, West Virginia's estimated population is 57,870 with a growth rate of -0.76% 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 -7.16% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202157,870-444-0.76%
202058,314-444-0.76%
201958,758-444-0.75%
201859,202-667-1.11%
201759,869-763-1.26%
201660,632-501-0.82%
201561,133-626-1.01%
201461,759-152-0.25%
201361,911-508-0.81%
201262,419-141-0.23%
201162,5602240.36%
201062,336-2,644-4.07%
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%
189016,0028,535114.30%
18807,4674035.70%
18707,0642453.59%
18606,8192,59761.51%
18504,2221,98989.07%
18402,2330.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.76%
County Website
Founded
March 17, 1837
County Seat
2010 Population
62,336
Growth Since 2010
-7.16%
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Mercer County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White54,66491.23%
Black or African American3,8386.41%
Two or More Races9211.54%
Asian3620.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native1020.17%
Some Other Race320.05%
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Mercer County, West Virginia Population by Race

Mercer County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Mercer County, West Virginia Median Age

43.1


Total

41.6


Male

44.8


Female

Mercer County, West Virginia Adults

There are 47,623 adults, (12,774 of whom are seniors) in Mercer County, West Virginia.

Mercer County, West Virginia Age Dependency

71.9

Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercer County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

31,500

52.57%

Male

28,419

47.43%

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
Married82.5%17.5%
All69.5%30.5%
Non Family61.6%38.4%
Male58.6%41.4%
Female52.1%47.9%

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercer County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,2162.3369.5
Married11,3892.982.5
Non Family8,8701.1661.6
Female3,5793.1252.1
Male1,3783.0658.6

2.86

Average Family Size

2.33

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 Grade2,6196.16%
9th to 12th Grade4,39310.34%
High School Graduate16,77339.47%
Some College7,86518.51%
Associates Degree2,5906.09%
Bachelors Degree5,39212.69%
Graduate Degree2,8646.74%
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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
White39,29332,5967,373
Black2,2162,014493
2+ Races383383137
Asian289268216
Hispanic26624635
Native American10230
Other Race21212

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 74.74%.

Mercer County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,837$38,588$25,389
Less Than 9th Grade$20,788$23,503$15,343
High School Graduate$29,067$38,899$21,447
Some College$25,803$33,991$22,304
Bachelors Degree$38,187$42,775$34,867
Graduate Degree$51,510$64,335$42,250

$30,837

Average Earnings

$38,588

Average Male

$25,389

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

97.83% of Mercer County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 2.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.73% 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
White53,05010,24519.31%
Black3,68279021.46%
Multiple85628633.41%
Hispanic64323135.93%
Asian3425917.25%
Other2727.41%

19.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.80%

Male Poverty Rate

21.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercer County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 35.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercer County, West Virginia is Other, with 7.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.65%.

Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.71%
High School15.96%
Some College15.96%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%

Mercer County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed42.69%
Female Unemployed25.09%
Female Employed12.71%
Male Employed8.09%

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$40,784$51,597
Families$51,604$61,681
Married Families$60,585$70,778
Non Families$21,026$29,811
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Income by Household Type

Mercer County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

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 55-64.

Mercer County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Mercer County, West Virginia Marital Status

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4,192

Number of Veterans

3,882

Male Veterans

310

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,996
First Gulf War707
Korea466
Second Gulf War441
World War II154

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,571
75+1,003
35 to 54734
55 to 64637
18 to 34247

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,9078.89%
Black2027.22%
2+ Races7016.39%
Hispanic183.94%
Other Race1246.15%
Asian10.30%

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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10.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercer County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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48.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.1%

Employment Rate

7.3%

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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76.90%

Born in Mercer County, West Virginia

99.04%

Native Born

0.96%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.04% of Mercer County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 76.90% having been born in West Virginia. 0.28% 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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