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Mercer County, West Virginia Facts

Facts
State West Virginia
Land area 419.0 square miles
Population Density 148.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 61,984
Population change -0.5%
Under 5 years of age 6.2%
Under 18 20.7%
65 and over 18.9%
Females 52.1%
White 91.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1
Asian 0.6%
Two or more races 1.6%
Black or African American 6.3%
Native American 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 81%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 17.7%
Veterans 5,385
Households and Housing
Households 25,641
Persons per household 2.4
Living in the same house for one year or more 88.2%
Median household income $34,842
The per capita income $20,391
Live below the poverty line. 22.2%
housing units 29,690
Multi-unit structures 11%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $79,400
Residents owning their homes. 72.2%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,671
Women-owned firms 32.8%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 3.5%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $765,556
Retail sales per capita $12,455
Manufacturers shipments $252,489
Merchant wholesaler sales $0