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People

Total Population 413
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 21.5%
Employed Population 16+ 162
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 42%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,313
% Above Poverty Level 84.9%
% Below Poverty Level 15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 22.8%
% Using Public Transportation 5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.2%
Median Gross Rent $363
Median House Value $45,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 18.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mercer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles S of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Mercer
Standard Zip Codes 64661
Phone Area Codes 660
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.511
Longitude -93.531

Mercer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PRINCETON 6 SW
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Station LEON 6 ESE
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Station UNIONVILLE
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blythedale 164 $49,375
Cainsville 240 $27,500
Harris 46 $0

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Mercer High Schools

MERCER HIGH
400 MAIN ST
660-382-4214
Serves 92 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.5

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