Mercer County KY Information


Mercer County Subdivisions

Mercer County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,511
Daytime Population: Workers 7,800
Daytime Population: Residents 11,892
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,692
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 21,383
Population in Familes 17,694
Population in Group Qrtrs 128
Population Density2 87
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $44,440
Average Household Income $58,154
Per Capita Income $23,900


Total Housing Units 10,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,289 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,515 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,345 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $151,931
Average Home Value $180,116


Total Households 8,804
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 6,067
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 0.12% 0.19%
Households 0.19% 0.24%
Families 0.03% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.63%


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, 2017 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 # 53 57th
Population Density # 42 66th
Diversity Index # 43 65th
Median Household Income # 33 73rd
Per Capita Income # 29 77th

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