Mercer, North Dakota

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Mercer is a city in McLean County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 86 at the 2000 census. Mercer was founded in 1905 along a now-decommissioned stretch of the Northern Pacific Railway. It lies on North Dakota Highway 200 between Underwood and McClusky.

Geography

Mercer is located at 47°29′26″N 100°42′41″W / 47.49056°N 100.71139°W / 47.49056; -100.71139 (47.490594, -100.711254)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it is land and 4.55% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 86 people, 49 households, and 22 families residing in the city. The population density was 398.2 people per square mile (150.9/km²). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 259.3/sq mi (98.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 49 households out of which 18.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 55.1% were non-families. 55.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 32.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.76 and the average family size was 2.59.

In the city the population was spread out with 16.3% under the age of 18, 2.3% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 31.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 75.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $48,125 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,937. There were 25.0% of families and 25.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including 23.5% who were under eighteen and 34.8% who were over 64.

References

Benedict | Butte | Coleharbor | Garrison | Max | Mercer | Riverdale | Ruso | Turtle Lake | Underwood | Washburn | Wilton

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