Mercer County MO Information


Mercer County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 3,837
Population in Households 3,786
Population in Familes 3,075
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,585
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,019
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,198 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 387 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 591 (27.2%)
Median Home Value $78,279
Average Home Value $116,423


Median Household Income $37,559
Average Household Income $48,893
Per Capita Income $20,434
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.28%
Households 0.25% 0.3%
Families 0.09% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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 MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mercer County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri 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 # 114 2nd
Population Density1 # 113 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 107 8th
Median Household Income # 72 38th
Per Capita Income # 64 45th

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