Mercer, Missouri

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Mercer is a city in Mercer County, Missouri, United States. The population was 342 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town.

Geography

Mercer is located at 40°30′43″N 93°31′46″W / 40.511846°N 93.529509°W / 40.511846; -93.529509.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 342 people, 165 households, and 97 families residing in the town. The population density was 966.3 people per square mile (377.3/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 545.3/sq mi (212.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.42% White, 0.29% Native American, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 165 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 27.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 81.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $23,906, and the median income for a family was $27,750. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $16,406 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,493. About 18.1% of families and 26.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.2% of those under age 18 and 27.1% of those age 65 or over.

References

Mercer | Princeton

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