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Mercer County, Missouri
Map of Missouri highlighting Mercer County
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the U.S. highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Seat Princeton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

455 sq mi (1,178 km²)
454 sq mi (1,176 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.22%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

3,757
8/sq mi (3/km²)
Founded information needed

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.

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Geography

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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Demographics

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.

There were 1,600 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 29.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,640, and the median income for a family was $35,313. Males had a median income of $26,690 versus $19,814 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,140. About 10.20% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.30% of those under age 18 and 14.50% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 40°25′N 93°34′W / 40.42°N 93.57°W / 40.42; -93.57


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Mercer County, Missouri
Map
File:Map of Missouri highlighting Mercer County.png
Location in the state of Missouri
Map of the USA highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Princeton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.22%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

3757

Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 3,757. Its county seat is Princeton6.

Contents

Geography

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

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,757 people, 1,600 households, and 1,089 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 2,125 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). 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.

There were 1,600 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 29.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,640, and the median income for a family was $35,313. Males had a median income of $26,690 versus $19,814 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,140. About 10.20% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.30% of those under age 18 and 14.50% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 40°25′N 93°34′W / 40.42, -93.57

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