The table below compares Mercer County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.
|Total Population||# 8||87th|
|Population Density1||# 13||78th|
|Diversity Index2||# 10||84th|
|Median Household Income||# 45||20th|
|Per Capita Income||# 37||35th|
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|Population in Households||62,357|
|Population in Familes||49,576|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1,188|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||31,013 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||19,023 (61.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||8,325 (26.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,665 (11.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$86,102|
|Average Home Value||$107,115|
|Median Household Income||$34,160|
|Average Household Income||$46,788|
|Per Capita Income||$20,214|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.13%|
|Per Capita Income||1.91%|
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