Mercer County WV Information


Mercer County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 61,920
Daytime Population: Workers 23,090
Daytime Population: Residents 38,389
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 61,479
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 60,809
Population in Familes 48,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,111
Population Density2 148
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $36,671
Average Household Income $50,920
Per Capita Income $22,174


Total Housing Units 30,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,450 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,136 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,082 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $90,617
Average Home Value $119,925


Total Households 26,586
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 17,056
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 -0.08% -0.35%
Households -0.01% -0.32%
Families -0.21% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.44%


Mercer County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mercer County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia 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 # 8 87th
Population Density # 13 78th
Diversity Index # 10 84th
Median Household Income # 40 29th
Per Capita Income # 28 51st

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