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Mercer County, Missouri

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Mercer County, Missouri
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
3,469
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
3,469
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
3,466
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
3,537
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
3,537
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
-1.9%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-2.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 3,538
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 3,785
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
23.3%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
93.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 230
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 3.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 1,908
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 79.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $104,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $950
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $472
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $496
Building permits, 2022 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 1,253
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.75
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 87.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 4.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 84.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 76.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 91.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 20.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 11.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 56.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 55.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 586
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,650
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) NA
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 28,868
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $7,890
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 23.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $55,592
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $26,850
Persons in poverty, percent
15.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 74
Total employment, 2021 383
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 13,791
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -3.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 264
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 42
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 7.8
Population per square mile, 2010 8.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 453.84
Land area in square miles, 2010 453.84
FIPS Code 29129
Value Notes

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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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