Mercer, PA Population

Population: 2,391. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,297 (-3.9% change)
Males: 1,200 (50.2%), Females: 1,191 (49.8%)

Mercer County

Zip code: 16137

Median resident age: 37.4 years
Median household income: $29,795
Median house value: $76,300

Races in Mercer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.1%)
  • Black (2.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (30.7%), Irish (16.9%), English (12.0%), Italian (8.2%), United States (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (6.3%).

Elevation: 1259 feet

Land area: 1.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Mercer

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mercer borough

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -56 (-2.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Mercer:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mercer:

  • VENANGO REGIONAL (about 29 miles; FRANKLIN, PA; Abbreviation: FKL)
  • YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN REGIONAL (about 30 miles; YOUNGSTOWN/WARREN, OH; Abbreviation: YNG)
  • PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL (about 52 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: PIT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mercer:

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Mercer:

  • MERCER COUNTY AREA VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 23; Location: 776 GREENVILLE RD; Public)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercer:

  • GROVE CITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; GROVE CITY, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 18 miles; SLIPPERY ROCK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,399)
  • YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Full-time enrollment: 9,726)
  • GENEVA COLLEGE (about 33 miles; BEAVER FALLS, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,059)
  • ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE (about 50 miles; MOON TOWNSHIP, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,426)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY (about 55 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,058)
  • POINT PARK COLLEGE (about 57 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,189)

Schools

Public high school in Mercer:

  • MERCER AREA JSHS (Students: 726; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mercer:

  • MERCER AREA EL SCH (Students: 803; Grades: KG – 06)
  • ADVANCED CHARTER ENTERPRISE SC (Students: 4; Grades: 01 – 07)
  • MERCER COUNTY CAREER CENTER (Grades: 00 – 00)
  • MERCER AREA MS (Grades: N – N )
Private primary/middle school in Mercer:

  • HILLTOP AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 36; Grades: 1 – 9)

Libraries

Library in Mercer:

  • MERCER AREA LIBRARY (Operating income: $133,147; Location: 143 NORTH PITT ST; 21,278 books; 430 audio materials; 478 video materials; 56 serial subscriptions)

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