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Mercer County, MO&

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0.43% decline
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2.57% growth
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2.9% decline
Median Property Value
5.94% growth


The economy of Mercer County, MO employs 1,609 people. The economy of Mercer County, MO is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Information; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 15.98; 1.38; and 1.26 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Mercer County, MO are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (341), Manufacturing (209), and Retail trade (208), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($43,125), Transportation & Warehousing ($41,875), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($30,625).

Median household income in Mercer County, MO is $41,817. Males in Mercer County, MO have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,517. The income inequality of Mercer County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Mercer County, MO. In Mercer County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 27 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,476. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Mercer County, MO is home to a population of 3,702 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Mercer County, MO is composed of 3,567 White residents (96.4%), 47 Two+ residents (1.27%), 47 Hispanic residents (1.27%), 19 Asian residents (0.51%), and 17 Black residents (0.46%). The most common foreign languages in Mercer County, MO are German (186 speakers), Other West Germanic (82 speakers), and Spanish (23 speakers), but compared to other places, Mercer County, MO has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (82 speakers), German (186 speakers), and Polish (5 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Northwest Missouri PUMA, MO awarded 2,206 degrees. The student population of Northwest Missouri PUMA, MO is skewed towards females, with 1,022 male students and 1,184 female students. Most students in Northwest Missouri PUMA, MO are White (1,747 and 79.2%), followed by Black or African American (52 and 2.36%), Hispanic or Latino (41 and 1.86%), and Unknown (29 and 1.31%). The largest universities in Northwest Missouri PUMA, MO by number of graduates are Northwest Missouri State University (1,666 and 75.5%), North Central Missouri College (430 and 19.5%), and Grand River Technical School (81 and 3.67%). The most popular majors in Northwest Missouri PUMA, MO are Elementary Education & Teaching (105 and 4.76%), General Business Administration & Management (100 and 4.53%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (64 and 2.9%). The median tuition costs in Northwest Missouri PUMA, MO are $20,506 for private four year colleges, and $4,335 and $9,391 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Mercer County, MO is $82,100, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $77,500 to $82,100, a 5.94% increase. The homeownership rate of Mercer County, MO is 74.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Mercer County, MO have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mercer County, MO is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.


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