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Mercer, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The Town of Mercer had a population of 315 as of July 1, 2018. Mercer ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mercer is located at latitude 40.5106 and longitude -93.5299 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mercer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,076 feet.

The Town of Mercer (GNIS ID: 2396751) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Mercer is located within Township of Marion, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mercer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mercer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mercer: Marion.

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Mercer, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 315
Population in Households 315
Population in Familes 260
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 857
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $29,549
Average Household Income $43,370
Per Capita Income $18,422


Total Housing Units 183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 117 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $77,941
Average Home Value $111,853


Total Households 147
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.11% 0.06%
Households -0.16% -0.14%
Families 0.78% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Mercer, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mercer to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 619 40th
Population Density # 468 55th
Diversity Index # 943 8th
Median Household Income # 972 6th
Per Capita Income # 886 14th

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