Mercer County, Missouri

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Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population was 3,757. Its county seat is Princeton[1].

Mercer County was organized on February 14, 1845, from part of Grundy County, Missouri, which was first organized in 1841[2]. It is named in honor of General Hugh Mercer who fought and died in the American Revolutionary War.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 455 square miles (1,179 km²), of which, 454 square miles (1,176 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.

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As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,757 people, 1,600 households, and 1,089 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,125 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.72% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 0.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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