Mercer, WI Population

Population: 1,732. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,688 (-2.5% change)
Males: 874 (50.5%), Females: 858 (49.5%)

Iron County

Zip code: 54547

Median resident age: 49.6 years
Median household income: $31,413
Median house value: $114,700

Races in Mercer:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (45.9%), Irish (14.5%), Polish (11.8%), English (10.2%), French (6.0%), Norwegian (5.2%).

Elevation: 1600 feet

Population

For population 25 years and over in Mercer

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mercer town

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

1.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +405 (+30.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Mercer:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mercer:

  • GOGEBIC-IRON COUNTY (about 25 miles; IRONWOOD, MI; Abbreviation: IWD)
  • RHINELANDER-ONEIDA COUNTY (about 56 miles; RHINELANDER, WI; Abbreviation: RHI)
  • CENTRAL WISCONSIN (about 100 miles; MOSINEE, WI; Abbreviation: CWA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mercer:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercer:

  • NORTHCENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 88 miles; WAUSAU, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,039)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT (about 119 miles; STEVENS POINT, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,083)
  • MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 123 miles; HOUGHTON, MI; Full-time enrollment: 5,779)
  • WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 137 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,045)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 137 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 137 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-SUPERIOR (about 145 miles; SUPERIOR, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,436)
Public primary/middle school in Mercer:

  • MERCER SCHOOL (Students: 198; Location: 2680 MARGARET ST; Grades: PK – 12)

Libraries

Library in Mercer:

  • MERCER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $83,568; Location: 2648 MARGARET ST.; 10,031 books; 485 audio materials; 584 video materials; 47 serial subscriptions)