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Mercer, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Town of Mercer had a population of 311 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.5114 and longitude -93.5322 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mercer 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mercer: Marion.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mercer, MO Housing Affordability Index is 196
State of Missouri Housing Affordability Index is 156
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, MO Wealth Index is 36
State of Missouri Wealth Index is 82
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 311 (100%)
Population in Households 311 (100.0%)
Population in Families 256 (82.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 846
Diversity Index2 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,427
Average Household Income $42,900
Per Capita Income $18,585
Wealth Index4 36

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $90,132
Housing Affordability Index3 196
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 96
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 -0.24% -0.32%
Households -0.22% -0.41%
Families 0.58% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Mercer, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mercer to the other 1,034 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 620 40th
Population Density # 476 54th
Diversity Index # 950 8th
Median Household Income # 935 10th
Per Capita Income # 900 13th

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