Mercer County PA Information


Mercer County Subdivisions

Mercer County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 115,767
Population in Households 108,979
Population in Familes 88,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,788
Population Density1 172
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 46,230
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 30,359
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 52,008 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,865 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,365 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,778 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $114,921
Average Home Value $154,208


Median Household Income $45,087
Average Household Income $59,079
Per Capita Income $24,740
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% -0.2%
Households -0.07% -0.17%
Families -0.2% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Mercer County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mercer County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 57th
Population Density1 # 31 55th
Diversity Index2 # 30 57th
Median Household Income # 44 36th
Per Capita Income # 35 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.