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FAST FACTS ABOUT MERCER COUNTY


Founded: 1837
Land in square miles: 420.8
Population: 62,264
Percentage minorities: 8.4%
Percentage rural: 46.9%
Median age: 41.9
Percentage 65 or older: 18%
Birth rate per 1,000 women: 53
Median household income: $32,131
High school graduate or higher: 79.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
Home ownership: 73.9%
Median home value: $73,500


Source: This information is from the 2010 U.S. Census and the U.S. Geological Survey. In 2010, West Virginia as a whole had 6.1 percent minorities, a median age of 41.1, median household income of $38,380, and a 74.6 percent homeownership rate.