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Mercer County, Pennsylvania


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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Mercer is approximately 2,224 (2007), 2002 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,086 (2000), 904 (2010).
The amount of land area in Mercer is 3.317 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Mercer is 1.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.011 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mercer to Washington DC is 238 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 189 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mercer is positioned 41.22 degrees north of the equator and 80.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Mercer elevation is 1,259 feet above sea level.
Mercer per capita income is $ 22,161 (2000).
Mercer median income is $ 32,600 (2006).
The Mercer median home price is $ 98,000 (2006).


in western Pennsylvania about 30 miles from Youngstown and about 57 miles from Pittsburgh. Other nearby communities include Fredonia, Jackson Center, Stoneboro, Volant, Clark and Sandy Lake.
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History & History Related Items

Mercer was named for physician Brigadier General Hugh Mercer who was also a close friend of General George Washington.
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The founding of Mercer


Mercer City Government

Mercer County Courthouse
South Diamond Street
Mercer, PA 16137
Phone: 412-662-3800

Mercer Historical Events

Christopher Portman was elected the Mayor of Mercer in 2001 when he was only 18 years old. He was 19 at the time of this swearing in in January of 2002. He resigned before the end of his first term.

Mercer Community Events

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The population of Mercer was:
1990 - 2,444
2000 - 2,391
2007 - 2,224

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 1,043
2000 - 1,086

Median age:
2000 - 37.4 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 29,795
2006 - $ 32,600

Median house value:
2000 - $ 76,300
2006 - $ 98,000

Mercer is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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