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Mercer, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mercer had a population of 1,854 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Mercer is located at latitude 41.227 and longitude -80.2398 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mercer encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

The Borough of Mercer (GNIS ID: 1215444) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.


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Mercer, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mercer, PA Housing Affordability Index is 183
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Mercer, PA Wealth Index is 49
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,854
Population in Households 1,854
Population in Familes 1,380
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,628
Diversity Index1 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,721
Average Household Income $62,232
Per Capita Income $28,229
Wealth Index3 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 443 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $121,631
Housing Affordability Index2 183
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 841
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 479
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.83% -0.76%
Households -0.78% -0.75%
Families -1.03% -0.89%
Median Household Income   3.05%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

Mercer, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mercer to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 680 61st
Population Density # 806 54th
Diversity Index # 1080 39th
Median Household Income # 1196 32nd
Per Capita Income # 846 52nd

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