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Mercer County, West Virginia

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Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)

Mercer County, West Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 58,758
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 58,758
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 62,265
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -5.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 62,264
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.4%
Female persons, percent
52.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
91.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
6.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
90.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 4,363
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 29,986
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 71.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $92,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $942
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $302
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $644
Building permits, 2019 4
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 24,882
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.38
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 78.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 67.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 84.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 20.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 20.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 48.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 45.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 100,870
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 432,934
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 241,505
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 355,758
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 929,125
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,861
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $39,372
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,821
Persons in poverty, percent
22.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 1,184
Total employment, 2018 17,212
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 623,061
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 2.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 3,004
All firms, 2012 4,005
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,113
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,275
Minority-owned firms, 2012 320
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,444
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 352
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 3,229
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 148.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 418.99
FIPS Code 54055
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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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

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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