Mercer County


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Mercer County, Illinois

PO Box 66
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: (309) 582-7021
Fax: (309) 582-7022

On the western border of IL, south of Davenport, IA; organized Jan 13, 1825 from Pike County. Name Origin: For Gen. Hugh Mercer (1721-77), Revolutionary War officer and physician

Area (sq mi):: 568.88 (land 561.02; water 7.86) Population per square mile: 30.10
Population 2005: 16,912 State rank: 67 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.30%; 1990-2000 -1.90% Population 2000: 16,957 (White 97.60%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,645; median household $40,893; Population below poverty level: 7.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,534-$26,040
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 27.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Mercer County, Ohio

220 W Livingston St Rm A201
Celina, OH 45822
Phone: (419) 586-3178
Fax: (419) 586-1699
www.mercercountyohio.org

On the central-western border of OH, southwest of Lima; organized Feb 12, 1820 from Darke County. Name Origin: For Gen. Hugh Mercer (1721-77), Revolutionary War officer and physician

Area (sq mi):: 473.29 (land 463.27; water 10.03) Population per square mile: 88.90
Population 2005: 41,202 State rank: 62 Population change: 2000-20005 0.70%; 1990-2000 3.80% Population 2000: 40,924 (White 97.80%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 35.70
Income 2000: per capita $18,531; median household $42,742; Population below poverty level: 6.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,435-$27,948
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 19.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Celina County seat (10,268)

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    Mercer County, Kentucky

    PO Box 426
    Harrodsburg, KY 40330
    Phone: (859) 734-6310
    Fax: (859) 734-6309
    www.merceronline.com/mercer.htm

    In central KY, southwest of Lexington; established Oct 17, 1785 (prior to statehood) from Lincoln County. Name Origin: For Gen. Hugh Mercer (1721-77), Revolutionary War officer and physician

    Area (sq mi):: 253.11 (land 250.92; water 2.20) Population per square mile: 86.10
    Population 2005: 21,610 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 3.80%; 1990-2000 8.70% Population 2000: 20,817 (White 93.40%; Black or African American 3.70%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 38.20
    Income 2000: per capita $17,972; median household $35,555; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,966-$23,269
    Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Mercer County, Pennsylvania

    Mercer County Courthouse Rm 103
    Mercer, PA 16137
    Phone: (724) 662-3800
    Fax: (724) 662-1530
    www.merlink.org/mcjac/governmt.htm

    On central-western border of PA, north of New Castle; organized Mar 12, 1800 from Allegheny County. Name Origin: For Gen. Hugh Mercer (1721-77), Revolutionary War officer and physician

    Area (sq mi):: 682.57 (land 671.82; water 10.76) Population per square mile: 178.00
    Population 2005: 119,598 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 -0.60% Population 2000: 120,293 (White 92.70%; Black or African American 5.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 39.60
    Income 2000: per capita $17,636; median household $34,666; Population below poverty level: 11.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,432-$25,292
    Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 19.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.10%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hermitage (16,549)
  • Sharon (15,652)

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    Mercer County, Missouri

    802 Main St County Courthouse
    Princeton, MO 64673
    Phone: (660) 748-3425
    Fax: (660) 748-3180

    On the central northern border of MO, northeast of Saint Joseph; organized Feb 14, 1845 from Grundy and Livingston counties. Name Origin: For Lt. Col. John Francis Mercer (1759-1821), officer in the Revolutionary War, MD legislator, and governor of MD (1801-13); or possibly for Gen. Hugh Mercer (1721-77), Revolutionary War officer and physician

    Area (sq mi):: 455.18 (land 454.18; water 1.00) Population per square mile: 7.90
    Population 2005: 3,595 State rank: 114 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.30%; 1990-2000 0.90% Population 2000: 3,757 (White 98.60%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.30%; Asian 0.00%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 42.40
    Income 2000: per capita $15,140; median household $29,640; Population below poverty level: 13.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,865-$19,936
    Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 24.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Mercer County, West Virginia

    1501 Main St
    Princeton, WV 24740
    Phone: (304) 487-8311
    Fax: (304) 487-9842
    www.mccvb.com

    On southern border of WV, southeast of Beckley; organized Mar 17, 1837 from Giles and Tazewell counties (in VA). Name Origin: For Gen. Hugh Mercer (1721-77), Revolutionary War officer and physician

    Area (sq mi):: 420.69 (land 420.43; water 0.26) Population per square mile: 146.50
    Population 2005: 61,589 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.20%; 1990-2000 -3.10% Population 2000: 62,980 (White 92.20%; Black or African American 5.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 40.20
    Income 2000: per capita $15,564; median household $26,628; Population below poverty level: 19.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,604-$24,251
    Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 24.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bluefield (11,222)

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    Mercer County, North Dakota

    PO Box 39
    Stanton, ND 58571
    Phone: (701) 745-3262
    Fax: (701) 745-3710
    www.mercercountynd.com

    In west-central ND, northwest of Bismarck; organized Jan 14, 1875 (prior to statehood) from original territory. Name Origin: For William Henry Harrison Mercer (1884-1901), an early rancher

    Area (sq mi):: 1112.42 (land 1045.49; water 66.93) Population per square mile: 8.00
    Population 2005: 8,364 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.20%; 1990-2000 -11.90% Population 2000: 8,644 (White 95.80%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.70%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 40.10
    Income 2000: per capita $18,256; median household $42,269; Population below poverty level: 7.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,310-$29,832
    Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Mercer County, New Jersey

    PO Box 8068
    Trenton, NJ 08650
    Phone: (609) 989-6470
    Fax: (609) 989-1111
    www.mercercounty.org

    In central NJ along the Delaware River, northeast of Philadelphia; organized Feb 22, 1838 from Hunterdon and Middlesex counties. Name Origin: For Gen. Hugh Mercer (1721-77), Revolutionary War officer and physician

    Area (sq mi):: 228.84 (land 225.93; water 2.91) Population per square mile: 1621.10
    Population 2005: 366,256 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 4.40%; 1990-2000 7.70% Population 2000: 350,761 (White 64.20%; Black or African American 19.80%; Hispanic or Latino 9.70%; Asian 4.90%; Other 6.80%). Foreign born: 13.90%. Median age: 36.00
    Income 2000: per capita $27,914; median household $56,613; Population below poverty level: 8.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $39,456-$41,499
    Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 27.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.10%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Trenton County seat (85,379)
  • Princeton (13,590)

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    Tenders are invited for Fencing Installation At the Mercer County Equestrian Center and Howell Living History Farm
    com)-- Big Brothers Big Sisters Mercer County is hosting its annual 50/50 Raffle on April 1.
    Jeff has proven to be one of the most successful commercial brokerage professionals in the Mercer County submarket," said Seamus Gilson, executive vice president for TMC Properties.
    The quick growth reflects the increasing demand for ultra-low fares and consumer choices in the region, and our Flight Attendants will be proud to call Mercer County home.
    27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lionel Frank, partner of the law firm of Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein & Blader, PC, will be joining the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors effective October 1.
    1 Michael Shade was hunting in Mercer County, Missouri, when he knocked down this nice whitetail buck.
    During his career, he had served as president of both the Wyoming County and Mercer County medical societies and was a former chief of staff at Princeton Community Hospital.
    We recently launched a pilot program with Mercer County Community College, near our home in New Jersey, to map students' strengths and weaknesses in such areas as time management, intellectual engagement, test-taking and study skills, and critical thinking.
    Danyelle Kinser, a first-grade student at Lashmeet-Matoaka School in Mercer County, West Virginia, was riding with her grandmother to her school bus stop on the morning of March 3.
    The purpose of this project was to take a survey of the microcaddisflies in Mercer County North Dakota.
    The Garden State's Big Tree Water Quality Project materialized when officials with the Mercer County Soil Conservation District beard of a huge old swamp chestnut oak facing developer-imposed demolition.
    The president of Mercer County Community College has been charged with criminal sexual contact after a woman said he inappropriately touched her several times in his campus office.