Mercer County Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Mercer County?

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There are 387,764 residents in Mercer County, with a median age of 41. Of this, 49.06% are males and 50.94% are females. US-born citizens make up 73.84% of the resident pool in Mercer County, while non-US-born citizens account for 14.58%. Additionally, 11.58% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 331,600 people in Mercer County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 387,764 0.7%
Male Population 190,233 0.8%
Female Population 197,531 0.7%
Male population 49.06%
Female population 50.94%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 41 0.0%
Citizen US Born 286,344 -0.1%
Citizen not US Born 56,534 5.3%
Not Citizen 44,886 0.6%
Citizen US Born 73.84%
Citizen not US Born 14.58%
Not Citizen 11.58%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2,790 -21.9%
Moved from Same County 24,721 -6.5%
Moved from Same State 15,511 -1.5%
Moved from Different State 9,492 4.0%
Same House as Last Year 331,600 1.6%
Moved from Abroad 0.73%
Moved from Same County 6.44%
Moved from Same State 4.04%
Moved from Different State 2.47%
Same House as Last Year 86.33%

What are the employment statistics in Mercer County?

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White-collar workers make up 83.03% of the working population in Mercer County, while blue-collar employees account for 16.97%. There are also 13,633 entrepreneurs in Mercer County (7.2% of the workforce); 127,112 workers employed in private companies (67.09%); and 29,327 people working in governmental institutions (15.48%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 157,307 -0.5%
Blue Collar 32,155 2.9%
White Collar 83.03%
Blue Collar 16.97%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 13,633 2.7%
Private Companies 127,112 -1.0%
Governmental Workers 29,327 1.2%
Not for Profit Companies 19,390 3.7%
Self Employees 7.2%
Private Companies 67.09%
Governmental Workers 15.48%
Not for Profit Companies 10.23%

How many households are there in Mercer County?

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There are a total of 138,709 households in Mercer County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 66.76% of these Mercer County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 33.24%. Additionally, 32.06% of households have children and 67.94% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 138,709 1.3%
Average People Per Household 3 0.0%
Family Households 92,608 0.5%
Non-family Households 46,101 2.9%
Family Households 66.76%
Non-family Households 33.24%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 44,473 0.7%
Households without Children 94,236 1.5%
Households with Children 32.06%
Households without Children 67.94%

What are the median and average incomes in Mercer County?

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The average annual household income in Mercer County is $121,061, while the median household income sits at $97,250 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $105,089, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $119,894. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $47,026 and $64,194, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $121,061 4.3%
Median Household Income $97,250 2.3%
People below Poverty Level 38,362 -5.3%
People above Poverty Level 327,798 1.3%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Mercer County?

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There are 152,883 housing units in Mercer County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1962. Of the 138,709 occupied housing units in Mercer County, 65.05% are owner-occupied, while 34.95% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 65.19% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $313,700. In general, housing costs reach $1,660 per month in Mercer County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 152,883 0.3%
Median Year Built 1962 -0.2%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 33,465 -9.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 9,851 0.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 23,882 4.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 18,716 1.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 16,519 6.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 18,168 7.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 13,993 -0.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 13,106 -2.9%
Built in 2010 or Later 5,183 20.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 138,709 1.3%
Owner Occupied 90,227 2.4%
Renter Occupied 48,482 -0.7%
Owner Occupied 65.05%
Renter Occupied 34.95%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 58,820 -1.0%
Without Mortgage 31,407 9.3%
Median Value with Mortgage $313,700 4.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $298,650 5.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,660 -0.6%
With Mortgage 65.19%
Without Mortgage 34.81%

What is the level of education in Mercer County?

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Approximately 31.04% of the population in Mercer County holds a high school degree (that's 93,488 residents), while 17.74% have attained a college certificate (53,440 locals) and 22.55% have a bachelor's degree (67,927 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 12,331 -6.8%
Some High School 93,488 -0.3%
Some College 53,440 -3.0%
Associate Degree 17,170 8.5%
Bachelor's Degree 67,927 6.9%
Graduate Degree 56,815 1.3%
No High School 4.09%
Some High School 31.04%
Some College 17.74%
Associate Degree 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 22.55%
Graduate Degree 18.86%

What is the marital status of Mercer County residents?

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A total of 119,670 people in Mercer County have never been married (which represents 36.53% of the total population), while 156,659 of them are wedded (47.82%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 7,143 (2.18%) and 26,651 (8.14%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 119,670 0.2%
Married 156,659 0.5%
Separated 7,143 3.1%
Widowed 17,459 -0.2%
Divorced 26,651 4.0%
Never Married 36.53%
Married 47.82%
Separated 2.18%
Widowed 5.33%
Divorced 8.14%

What are the most common means of transportation in Mercer County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Mercer County use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 145,510 residents commute by car, 7,038 prefer going to work by walking and 3,096 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 145,510 -3.4%
Bus or TrolleyBus 3,096 -19.0%
Railroad 166 -15.3%
Bicycle 575 -22.9%
Motorcycle 40 -46.0%
TaxiCab 1,318 75.0%
Walk 7,038 -10.9%

What is the median and average household income in Mercer County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
08520 27,082 9,280 $100,288.00 $123,113.00
08525 4,881 1,872 $127,885.00 $159,197.00
08530 7,364 2,958 $108,963.00 $161,712.00
08534 13,208 4,781 $133,818.00 $170,536.00
08540 51,813 18,143 $154,859.00 $206,413.00
08542 5,399 1,500 $87,826.00 $131,903.00
08550 18,143 6,620 $191,208.00 $235,100.00
08560 3,663 1,545 $108,668.00 $143,882.00
08561 596 172 $0.00 $105,660.00
08608 866 481 $16,991.00 $35,446.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 08520 08525 08530 08534 08540 08542 08550 08560 08561 08608 08609 08610 08611 08618 08619 08620 08628 08629 08638 08648 08690 08691

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