Mercer County KY Information


Mercer County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 21,379
Population in Households 21,251
Population in Familes 17,577
Population in Group Qrtrs 128
Population Density1 86
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 8,840
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 6,086
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,088 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,262 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,578 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,248 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $147,273
Average Home Value $185,200


Median Household Income $44,835
Average Household Income $56,432
Per Capita Income $23,434
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.03%
Households 0.29% 0.14%
Families 0.09% 0.02%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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 KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mercer County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky 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 # 54 56th
Population Density1 # 44 64th
Diversity Index2 # 43 65th
Median Household Income # 27 78th
Per Capita Income # 24 81st

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