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Mercer County, PA&

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0.63% decline
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Median Household Income
3.79% growth
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Number of Employees
0.14% growth
Median Property Value
2.87% growth

About the photo: George B. Stevenson Reservoir, a dam-widened portion of Sinnemahoning Creek.


The economy of Mercer County, PA employs 50,124 people. The economy of Mercer County, PA is specialized in Manufacturing; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.56; 1.36; and 1.12 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Mercer County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,423), Manufacturing (8,098), and Retail trade (6,454), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($46,310), Utilities ($44,688), and Transportation & Warehousing ($42,579).

Median household income in Mercer County, PA is $45,831. Males in Mercer County, PA have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,759. The income inequality of Mercer County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463 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, PA. In Mercer County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 68 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,067. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Mercer County, PA is home to a population of 114,598 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Mercer County, PA is composed of 103,682 White residents (90.5%), 6,484 Black residents (5.66%), 1,911 Two+ residents (1.67%), 1,514 Hispanic residents (1.32%), and 766 Asian residents (0.67%). The most common foreign languages in Mercer County, PA are Other West Germanic (1,829 speakers), Spanish (914 speakers), and German (840 speakers), but compared to other places, Mercer County, PA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (1,829 speakers), German (840 speakers), and Hungarian (46 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Mercer County, PA awarded 1,097 degrees. The student population of Mercer County, PA is skewed towards females, with 493 male students and 604 female students. Most students in Mercer County, PA are White (965 and 88%), followed by Black or African American (39 and 3.56%), Unknown (28 and 2.55%), and Hispanic or Latino (27 and 2.46%). The largest universities in Mercer County, PA by number of graduates are Grove City College (606 and 55.2%), Thiel College (242 and 22.1%), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango (120 and 10.9%). The most popular majors in Mercer County, PA are General Business Administration & Management (80 and 7.29%), General Biological Sciences (52 and 4.74%), and General Literature (44 and 4.01%). The median tuition costs in Mercer County, PA are $27,910 for private four year colleges, and $12,474 and $19,220 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mercer County, PA is $111,000, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $107,900 to $111,000, a 2.87% increase. The homeownership rate of Mercer County, PA is 73.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Mercer County, PA have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mercer County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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