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Mercer County, Kentucky

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Mercer County, Kentucky
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 21,774
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 21,774
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 21,317
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 21,331
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.8%
Female persons, percent
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
93.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
90.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,369
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 2.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 10,174
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 71.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $139,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,121
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $362
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $619
Building permits, 2018 45
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 8,645
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.46
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 85.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 78.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 70.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 84.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 17.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 14.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 61.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 54.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 60,838
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,130,471
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,684
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 169,718
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,983
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $47,574
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $24,981
Persons in poverty, percent
13.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 350
Total employment, 2016 5,377
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 228,553
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -1.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,554
All firms, 2012 1,818
Men-owned firms, 2012 899
Women-owned firms, 2012 458
Minority-owned firms, 2012 71
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,693
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 234
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,443
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 85.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 248.80
FIPS Code 21167
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Mercer County, Kentucky
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Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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