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Demographics Analysis

The people of Mercer County, Illinois give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Male:

Under 5 years : 460

5 to 9 years : 556

10 to 14 years : 577

15 to 17 years : 349

18 and 19 years : 200

20 years : 57

21 years : 92

22 to 24 years : 284

25 to 29 years : 401

30 to 34 years : 462

35 to 39 years : 526

40 to 44 years : 547

45 to 49 years : 662

50 to 54 years : 655

55 to 59 years : 637

60 and 61 years : 177

62 to 64 years : 304

65 and 66 years : 168

67 to 69 years : 244

70 to 74 years : 275

75 to 79 years : 166

80 to 84 years : 171

85 years and over : 208

Female:

Under 5 years : 427

5 to 9 years : 553

10 to 14 years : 486

15 to 17 years : 364

18 and 19 years : 191

20 years : 85

21 years : 38

22 to 24 years : 261

25 to 29 years : 331

30 to 34 years : 395

35 to 39 years : 528

40 to 44 years : 611

45 to 49 years : 643

50 to 54 years : 610

55 to 59 years : 647

60 and 61 years : 228

62 to 64 years : 278

65 and 66 years : 262

67 to 69 years : 270

70 to 74 years : 241

75 to 79 years : 216

80 to 84 years : 230

85 years and over : 367


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 7,079

Multiple ancestry : 5,452

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 372

Ancestry not reported : 3,537


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Mercer County, Illinois)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 16,296

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 23

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 62

Not a U.S. citizen : 59


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Total:

Under 5 years : 887

5 to 17 years : 2,885

18 to 24 years : 1,208

25 to 34 years : 1,589

35 to 44 years : 2,212

45 to 54 years : 2,570

55 to 59 years : 1,284

60 and 61 years : 405

62 to 64 years : 582

65 to 74 years : 1,460

75 years and over : 1,358

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 784

5 to 17 years : 2,108

18 to 24 years : 1,113

25 to 34 years : 1,218

35 to 44 years : 1,609

45 to 54 years : 1,912

55 to 59 years : 927

60 and 61 years : 268

62 to 64 years : 396

65 to 74 years : 1,061

75 years and over : 963

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 103

5 to 17 years : 761

18 to 24 years : 95

25 to 34 years : 334

35 to 44 years : 579

45 to 54 years : 632

55 to 59 years : 333

60 and 61 years : 137

62 to 64 years : 186

65 to 74 years : 398

75 years and over : 379

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 2

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 9

45 to 54 years : 12

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 14

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 37

35 to 44 years : 15

45 to 54 years : 14

55 to 59 years : 24

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 1

75 years and over : 16


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 6,262

Female : 6,097

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 1,861

Female : 2,076

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 13

Female : 10

Foreign born:

Male : 42

Female : 79


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Born in state of residence : 12,149

Born in other state in the United States : 3,811

Native: born outside the United States : 18

Foreign born : 57


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 2,047

Now married, except separated : 6,166

Divorced : 801

Separated : 148

Widowed : 846

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 385

Now married, except separated : 2,048

Divorced : 397

Separated : 40

Widowed : 375

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 19

Divorced : 2

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 27

Now married, except separated : 69

Divorced : 2

Separated : 6

Widowed : 3


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Speak only English : 15,246

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 117

Speak English less than "very well" : 41

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 18

Speak English less than "very well" : 8

Italian:

Speak English "very well" : 20

Speak English less than "very well" : 20

German:

Speak English "very well" : 11

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Greek:

Speak English "very well" : 8

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Russian:

Speak English "very well" : 4

Speak English less than "very well" : 9

Other Slavic languages:

Speak English "very well" : 8

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Indo-European languages:

Speak English "very well" : 26

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Japanese:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 1

Laotian:

Speak English "very well" : 5

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Tagalog:

Speak English "very well" : 11

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Mercer County, Illinois

  • German: 4,000   (24.3%)
  • Irish: 2,427   (14.8%)
  • English: 2,063   (12.6%)
  • Swedish: 1,988   (12.1%)
  • United States Or American: 1,625   (9.9%)
  • Other Groups: 874   (5.3%)
  • Dutch: 468   (2.8%)
  • Belgian: 455   (2.8%)
  • Scotch-irish: 402   (2.4%)
  • Scottish: 343   (2.1%)
  • French (except Basque): 331   (2.0%)
  • Norwegian: 318   (1.9%)
  • Italian: 216   (1.3%)
  • Polish: 158   (1.0%)
  • Welsh: 121   (0.7%)
  • Danish: 86   (0.5%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 52   (0.3%)
  • Slovak: 48   (0.3%)
  • Croatian: 48   (0.3%)
  • Swiss: 46   (0.3%)
  • Greek: 45   (0.3%)
  • Czech: 40   (0.2%)
  • European: 39   (0.2%)
  • Scandinavian: 35   (0.2%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 25   (0.2%)
  • Austrian: 22   (0.1%)
  • French Canadian: 21   (0.1%)
  • Yugoslavian: 16   (0.1%)
  • Subsaharan African: 15   (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 15   (0.1%)
  • Slavic: 15   (0.1%)
  • British: 12   (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 10   (0.1%)
  • Arab: 10   (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 8   (0.0%)
  • Ukrainian: 8   (0.0%)
  • Alsatian: 5   (0.0%)
  • Acadian/cajun: 5   (0.0%)
  • Icelander: 5   (0.0%)
  • Russian: 5   (0.0%)
  • Macedonian: 4   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Mercer County, Illinois is 16,440



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Mercer County, Illinois: 8,178
Female Population in Mercer County, Illinois: 8,262


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Mercer County, Illinois: 41.1
Median Female Resident Age in Mercer County, Illinois: 44.1


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Illinois is 37


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Mercer County, Illinois


White


Both sexes

44.0

Male

43.1

Female

44.8

Black or African American


Both sexes

36.3

Male

36.5

Female

27.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

31.5

Male

31.5

Female

30.0

Asian


Both sexes

41.5

Male

41.5

Female

41.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

27.5

Male

0.0

Female

27.5

Other


Both sexes

25.5

Male

30.0

Female

19.0

Two or More Races


Both sexes

18.0

Male

16.9

Female

19.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

20.5

Male

20.5

Female

20.5

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

44.4

Male

43.5

Female

45.1


(updated 2010)



Races in Mercer County, Illinois


  • White: 16,035
  • African American: 63
  • American Indian: 43
  • Asian: 66
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 33
  • Some Other Race: 47
  • Two or More Races: 153



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Mercer County, Illinois citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Mercer County, Illinois

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 10   (0.18%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 9   (0.16%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 1   (0.02%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 227   (4.12%)
  • 9th Grade: 135   (2.45%)
  • 10th Grade: 209   (3.8%)
  • 11th Grade: 176   (3.2%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 155   (2.82%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 2,444   (44.4%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 448   (8.14%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 710   (12.9%)
  • Associate Degree: 314   (5.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 500   (9.08%)
  • Master's Degree: 119   (2.16%)
  • Professional School Degree: 40   (0.73%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 7   (0.13%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 12   (0.2%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 35   (0.58%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 21   (0.35%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 171   (2.84%)
  • 9th Grade: 103   (1.71%)
  • 10th Grade: 132   (2.19%)
  • 11th Grade: 199   (3.3%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 145   (2.41%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 2,583   (42.87%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 494   (8.2%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 806   (13.38%)
  • Associate Degree: 534   (8.86%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 574   (9.53%)
  • Master's Degree: 129   (2.14%)
  • Professional School Degree: 74   (1.23%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 13   (0.22%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Mercer County, Illinois

  • Sherrard Cusd 200


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: Po Box 369, Sherrard, IL 61281, Phone: (309) 593-4075, Students: 1,770 )

  • Aledo Cusd 201


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 402 E Main St, Aledo, IL 61231, Phone: (309) 582-2238, Students: 963 )

  • United Cusd 304


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 101 N Holloway St, Alexis, IL 61412, Phone: (309) 482-3344, Students: 605 )

  • Westmer Cusd 203


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: Po Box 436, Joy, IL 61260, Phone: (309) 584-4173, Students: 559 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Mercer County, Illinois

  • Apollo Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 801 Sw 9th St, Aledo, IL 61231, Phone: (309) 582-5350, Students: 442 )

  • Winola Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-4, Location: 1804 17th Ave, Viola, IL 61486, Phone: (309) 596-2114, Students: 317 )

  • Sherrard Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-4, Location: 209 1st St, Sherrard, IL 61281, Phone: (309) 593-2917, Students: 311 )

  • United Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 411 W Hunt Ave, Alexis, IL 61412, Phone: (309) 482-3332, Students: 304 )

  • Sherrard Jr High School


    ( Grades: 7-8, Location: 4701 176th Ave, Sherrard, IL 61281, Phone: (309) 593-2135, Students: 280 )

  • Westmer Elem School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 301 Jefferson St, New Boston, IL 61272, Phone: (309) 587-8141, Students: 272 )

  • Matherville Intermediate School


    ( Grades: 5-6, Location: Po Box 639, Matherville, IL 61263, Phone: (309) 754-8244, Students: 258 )

  • Aledo Jr High School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 1002 S W 6th St, Aledo, IL 61231, Phone: (309) 582-2441, Students: 213 )

  • Westmer Jr High School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: Po Box 436, Joy, IL 61260, Phone: (309) 584-4174, Students: 118 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Mercer County, Illinois

  • Sherrard High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 4701 176th Ave, Sherrard, IL 61281, Phone: (309) 593-2175, Students: 558 )

  • Aledo High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 1500 S College Ave, Aledo, IL 61231, Phone: (309) 582-2223, Students: 308 )

  • Westmer High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: Po Box 436, Joy, IL 61260, Phone: (309) 584-4174, Students: 169 )

Public Libraries (Branch) In Mercer County, Illinois

  • Alexis Branch Library


    102 West Broadway, Alexis, IL 61412

(updated 2012)

Public Libraries (Central) In Mercer County, Illinois

  • Mercer Carnegie Public Library District


    200 North College Avenue, Aledo, IL 61231

  • New Windsor Public Library District


    412 Main Street, New Windsor, IL 61465

  • Sherrard Public Library District Mobile Branch


    201 5th Ave, Sherrard, IL 61281

  • Viola Public Library District


    1705 Fourteenth Street, Viola, IL 61486

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Mercer County, Illinois


  • Alexander Hamilton Society


    16 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08542

  • Alexis Museum


    Po Box 441, Alexis, IL 61412

  • Art Museum-princeton Univrsity


    Mccormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08542
    http://artmuseum.princeton.edu

  • Avenue Of 444 Flags Foundation


    2619 E State Street, Hermitage, PA 16148

  • Bluefield Preservation Society Inc


    Po Box 4044, Bluefield, WV 24701

  • Bobdoll Trenton Museum


    177 Franklin Corner Rd, Trenton, NJ 08648

  • Bramwell Foundation Inc


    Po Box 103, Bramwell, WV 24715

  • Camp Olden Civil War Round Table And Museum


    Po Box 10565, Trenton, NJ 08620
    http://campolden.org

  • Canal Museum


    60 Alan Ave, Greenville, PA 16125
    http://www.greenvillecanalmuseum.org

  • Civil War And Native American


    2202 Kuser Rd, Trenton, NJ 08610
    http://www.campolden.org

  • Clay Memorial Park Foundation Inc


    Po Box 5816, Princeton, WV 24740

  • Crossroads Of The American Revolution Association Inc


    101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ 08608

  • Diamond Point Foundation Inc


    Po Box 362, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

  • Drumthwacket Foundation Inc


    354 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08542

  • Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society


    27 Federal City Road, Trenton, NJ 08638
    http://www.ethps.org

  • Fithian Foundation Incorporated


    66 South Hermitage Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08618

  • Fort Recovery Historical Society


    Po Box 533, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

  • Fort Recovery Site


    Historic Pl, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

  • Friends Of Sayen House & Gardens Inc


    155 Hughes Dr, Trenton, NJ 08690

  • Friends Of The New Jersey State Museum


    Po Box 530, Trenton, NJ 08608

  • Friends Of The William Green Farmhouse


    27 Federal City Rd, Trenton, NJ 08638

  • Gary Bowlings House Of Art


    701 Bland St, Bluefield, WV 24701

  • Geological Association Of New Jersey Inc


    Po Box 5145, Trenton, NJ 08638

  • Greenville Area Historical Society


    Po Box 25, Greenville, PA 16125
    http://www.greenvillehistoricalsociety.org

  • Greenville Railroad Park And Museum


    314 Main St, Greenville, PA 16125
    http://www.greenvilletrainmuseum.org

  • Grounds For Sculpture Inc


    14 Fairgrounds Rd, Trenton, NJ 08619
    http://www.ratsrestaurant.org

  • Grove City Area Historical Society


    111 College Ave, Grove City, PA 16127

  • Grove City Historical Society


    125 W Main St, Grove City, PA 16127

  • Harrodsburg Historical Society


    220 S Chiles St Box 316, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
    http://harrodsburghistorical.net

  • Hermitage Historical Society Inc


    5465 East State Street, Hermitage, PA 16148

  • Hightstown-east Windsor Historical Society


    164 N Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520
    http://www.hewhs.org

  • Historic Morven Inc


    55 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08542
    http://www.morven.org

  • Historical Society Of Princeton New Jersey


    7893 158 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542
    http://www.princetonhistory.org

  • Hopewell Museum


    28 E Broad St, Hopewell, NJ 08525

  • Hopewell Old School Baptist Church


    Po Box 23, Hopewell, NJ 08525

  • Hopewell Valley Historical Society Inc


    Po Box 371, Pennington, NJ 08534
    http://hopewellvalleyhistory.org

  • Hopewell Valley Veterans Association


    28 N Main St, Pennington, NJ 08534

  • Invention Factory


    675 S Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08625

  • Italian American National Hall Of Fame Inc


    Po Box 3442, Trenton, NJ 08619

  • Jamestown Area Historical Society


    Po Box 243, Jamestown, PA 16134

  • Kentucky Agriculture Heritage


    2805 Louisville Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

  • Kidsbridge Inc


    Attn Lynne Azarchi, Trenton, NJ 08620

  • Lawrence Historical Society


    Po Box 6025, Trenton, NJ 08648

  • Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges & Univ College F


    Po 2402, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
    http://www.hbcu-cfnj.com

  • Mansion Museum


    100 S College St, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

  • Mercer Cnty Historical Museum


    Po Box 269, Aledo, IL 61231

  • Mercer Co. Missouri Historical Society


    601 W Grant St, Princeton, MO 64673

  • Mercer County Genealogical & Historical Society


    Po Box 97, Princeton, MO 64673

  • Mercer County Genealogical Society


    Po Box 812, Sharon, PA 16146

  • Mercer County Historical Museum


    130 East Market, Celina, OH 45822

  • Mercer County Historical Society


    Po Box 512, Celina, OH 45822

  • Mercer County Historical Society Inc


    119 S Pitt St, Mercer, PA 16137
    http://www.mchspa.org

  • Mercer County Historical Society Inc


    Po Box 5012, Princeton, WV 24740

  • Mercer Hill Historic District Assoc Inc


    14 Alexander Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

  • Meredith Havens Fire Museum Of Trenton


    Fire Headquarters, Trenton, NJ 08618

  • New Jersey Air National Guard Historical Society Inc


    1006 Parkway Avenu, Trenton, NJ 08618

  • New Jersey Policy Perspective Inc


    137 W Hanover St, Trenton, NJ 08608

  • New Jersey State Museum


    205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608
    http://www.njstatemuseum.org

  • Njsd-mksd Museum


    Cn 535, Trenton, NJ 08608

  • Old Barracks Association


    Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
    http://www.barracks.org


* There are 30 more museums in Mercer County, Illinois not display here.

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Mercer County, Illinois affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Mercer County, Illinois.

Area Features of Mercer County, Illinois


Airport


(1) Ernest E Orwig Airport Historical   (2) M And J Air Incorporated Airport Historical   (3) Maas Airstrip   (4) Mercer County Airport   (5) Mercer County Hospital Heliport   (6) Meyer Airport   (7) Meyer Landing Strip Historical   (8) Shissler Seed Company Incorporated Airport   (9) Weihler Airport   (10) Young Airport  

Bay


(1) Boston Bay   (2) Sturgeon Bay  

Bridge


(1) Downey Bridge Historical  

Building


(1) Advanced Medical Transport Of Central Illinois   (2) Aledo City Hall   (3) Aledo Fire Protection District   (4) Aledo Police Department   (5) Alexis Fire Protection District   (6) Alexis North Henderson Ambulance Service   (7) Alexis Police Department   (8) Greene Township Fire Protection District Matherville   (9) Greene Township Fire Protection District Viola   (10) Henderson Grove Grange   (11) Joy Community Fire Protection District   (12) Keithsburg Fire Department   (13) Mercer Carnegie Library   (14) Mercer County Courthouse   (15) Mercer County Jail   (16) Mercer County Sheriff S Office   (17) New Boston - Eliza Fire Protection District Station 1   (18) New Boston - Eliza Fire Protection District Station 2   (19) New Boston Police Department   (20) New Boston Volunteer Ambulance Service   (21) New Windsor Public Library   (22) Niles Hall   (23) North Henderson Fire Department   (24) Rivoli Fire Protection District New Windsor Station   (25) Saint Catherines Hall   (26) Seaton Community Fire Protection District   (27) Sherrard Fire Protection District   (28) Sherrard Police Department   (29) Viola Police Department   (30) Viola Public Library  

Canal


(1) Dolan Ditch   (2) Eagle Ditch   (3) Eliza Lake Ditch Cutoff   (4) Frieden Ditch   (5) Hampton Ditch   (6) Ives Ditch   (7) Main Ditch North   (8) Prentis Ditch   (9) School Ditch   (10) Swan Lake Ditch  

Cemetery


(1) Aledo Cemetery   (2) Artz Cemetery   (3) Belmont Cemetery   (4) Brick Cemetery   (5) Bridger Cemetery   (6) Brushwood Cemetery   (7) Buffalo Prairie Cemetery   (8) Cable Village Cemetery   (9) Candor Cemetery   (10) Carnahan Cemetery   (11) Cooper Cemetery   (12) Corns Cemetery   (13) Davis Cemetery   (14) Duncan Cemetery   (15) Eliza Creek Cemetery   (16) Farlows Grove Cemetery   (17) Friends Cemetery   (18) German Cemetery   (19) Glancey Cemetery   (20) Graham Cemetery   (21) Griffith Cemetery   (22) Hawkins Cemetery   (23) Hopewell Cemetery   (24) Keithsburg Cemetery   (25) Mann Cemetery   (26) Mannon Cemetery   (27) Mcclure Cemetery   (28) Mcpherren Cemetery   (29) Merryman Cemetery   (30) Miller Cemetery   (31) Mount Vernon Cemetery   (32) New Boston Cemetery   (33) New Windsor Cemetery   (34) Oak Ridge Cemetery   (35) Peniel Cemetery   (36) Potter Cemetery   (37) Preemption Cemetery   (38) Quaker Cemetery   (39) Saint John S Cemetery   (40) Saint Joseph S Cemetery   (41) Saint Mary S Cemetery   (42) Schoening Family Cemetery   (43) Sherrard Cemetery   (44) Shields Cemetery   (45) Sugar Grove Cemetery   (46) Swedona Cemetery   (47) Terpening Cemetery   (48) Viola Cemetery   (49) Western Cemetery   (50) Woods Cemetery  

Church


(1) Aledo Gospel Center   (2) Belmont Church   (3) Buffalo Prairie Church Historical   (4) College Avenue Presbyterian Church   (5) Enon Church Historical   (6) First Apostolic Church   (7) First Baptist Church   (8) First Methodist Church   (9) First United Presbyterian Church   (10) Messiah Lutheran Church   (11) Nazarene Church   (12) New Life Assembly Of God Church   (13) Norwood Church   (14) Ohio Grove Church Historical   (15) Peniel Church   (16) Perryton Church   (17) Popes River Church   (18) Saint Anthonys Church   (19) Saint Catherines Church   (20) Saint Johns Church   (21) Saint Joseph Church Historical   (22) Sunbeam United Presbyterian Church   (23) Trinity Presbyterian Church   (24) Union Church   (25) Viola United Church   (26) Viola United Methodist Church  

Civil


(1) City Of Aledo   (2) City Of Keithsburg   (3) City Of New Boston   (4) Mercer County   (5) Township Of Abington   (6) Township Of Bald Bluff   (7) Township Of Duncan   (8) Township Of Eliza   (9) Township Of Greene   (10) Township Of Keithsburg   (11) Township Of Kelly   (12) Township Of Mercer   (13) Township Of Millersburg   (14) Township Of New Boston   (15) Township Of North Henderson   (16) Township Of Ohio Grove   (17) Township Of Preemption   (18) Township Of Richland Grove   (19) Township Of Rivoli   (20) Township Of Suez   (21) Village Of Alexis   (22) Village Of Joy   (23) Village Of Matherville   (24) Village Of North Henderson   (25) Village Of Seaton   (26) Village Of Sherrard   (27) Village Of Viola   (28) Village Of Windsor  

Cliff


(1) Bald Bluff  

Crossing


(1) Army Ford  

Dam


(1) Dam And Lock Number 17   (2) Dellitt Lake Dam   (3) Fools Lake Dam   (4) Fyre Lake Dam   (5) Irwin Lake Dam   (6) Karl Lake Dam   (7) Kissinger Lake Dam   (8) Lake Matherville Dam   (9) Lake Nelson Dam   (10) Mccaw Pond Dam   (11) Morrison Lake Dam   (12) Renee Lake Dam   (13) Swearingen Lake Dam  

Gut


(1) Barkis Island Chute   (2) Campbell Slough   (3) Half Moon Slough   (4) Mapes Chute   (5) Meyer Slough  

Hospital


(1) Mercer County Hospital  

Island


(1) Barkis Island   (2) Bass Island   (3) Bell Island   (4) Bogus Island   (5) Buzzard Island   (6) Coleman Island   (7) Island Number 347   (8) Jonas Johnson Island   (9) Mapes Island   (10) Snipe Island   (11) Willow Bar Island  

Lake


(1) Burnt Pocket   (2) Eagle Fill   (3) Glancey Lake Historical   (4) Goose Pond   (5) Goose Pond Historical   (6) Heiser Slough   (7) Lower Eliza Lake Historical   (8) Spring Slough   (9) Swan Lake   (10) Upper Eliza Lake Historical  

Locale


(1) Bay Island Pumping Station   (2) Crosses Corner Access Area   (3) Duncan Town Hall   (4) Lloyd Hall   (5) Mercer County Fair Ground   (6) Mercer County Farm Historical   (7) Oak View Country Club   (8) Putneys Landing  

Mine


(1) Coal Valley Mine   (2) Gilchrist Mine  

Park


(1) Central Park   (2) Fenton Park   (3) Keithsburg Historic District   (4) Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge   (5) Miles Memorial Park   (6) Monument Park   (7) Northside Park   (8) Riverview Access Area  

Populated Place


(1) Aledo   (2) Alexis   (3) Arpee   (4) Bald Bluff   (5) Boden   (6) Burgess   (7) Cable   (8) Eliza   (9) Gilchrist   (10) Gingle Corners   (11) Griffin   (12) Joy   (13) Keithsburg   (14) Mannon   (15) Martin Historical   (16) Matherville   (17) Millersburg   (18) Milroy   (19) New Boston   (20) New Windsor   (21) North Henderson   (22) Norwood   (23) Ogle   (24) Old Gilchrist   (25) Orangemans Hall   (26) Petersville   (27) Preemption   (28) Seaton   (29) Shale City   (30) Shanghai City   (31) Sherrard   (32) Sugar Grove   (33) Sunbeam   (34) Swedona   (35) Utah   (36) Viola   (37) Wanlock  

Post Office


(1) Aledo Post Office   (2) Matherville Post Office   (3) Preemption Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) Dellitt Lake   (2) Fools Lake   (3) Frye Lake   (4) Glass Lake   (5) Irwin Lake   (6) Karl Lake   (7) Kissinger Lake   (8) Lake Matherville   (9) Lake Nelson   (10) Lake Of The Hills   (11) Mccaw Pond   (12) Morrison Lake   (13) Pool 17   (14) Renee Lake   (15) Swearingen Lake  

School


(1) Abington Center School Historical   (2) Adams School Historical   (3) Aledo Grammar School   (4) Aledo High School   (5) Aledo Junior High School   (6) Aledo School Number 1 Historical   (7) Alexis Elementary School   (8) Alexis High School   (9) Apollo Elementary School   (10) Bald Bluff School Historical   (11) Barney School Historical   (12) Bay View School Historical   (13) Belmont School Historical   (14) Brownsville School Historical   (15) Brush Hill School Historical   (16) Brushwood School Historical   (17) Calhoun School Historical   (18) Carbon High School Historical   (19) Center School Historical   (20) Centerville School Historical   (21) Coal Dale School Historical   (22) Douglas School Historical   (23) Duff School Historical   (24) Eliza Creek School Historical   (25) Ethel School Historical   (26) Eureka School Historical   (27) Excelsor School Historical   (28) Fairview School   (29) Fairview School Historical   (30) Forest Flower School Historical   (31) Frew School   (32) Glancey School Historical   (33) Green Summit School Historical   (34) Greenbower School Historical   (35) Harmony School Historical   (36) Harroun School Historical   (37) Hazel Dell School   (38) Hazel Dell School Historical   (39) Hopewell School Historical   (40) Kimmel School Historical   (41) Lee School Historical   (42) Lewis School Historical   (43) Lone Elm School Historical   (44) Maple Grove School Historical   (45) Maple Ridge School Historical   (46) Marsh School Historical   (47) Marston School Historical   (48) Matherville Elementary School   (49) Mckee School Historical   (50) Merryman School Historical   (51) Mohler School Historical   (52) Mount Vernon School Historical   (53) New Salem School Historical   (54) Oak Dale School Historical   (55) Oakdale School Historical   (56) Oakridge School   (57) Ohio Grove School Historical   (58) Old Gilchrist School Historical   (59) Parker School Historical   (60) Perryton School Historical   (61) Pin Oak School Historical   (62) Pioneer School Historical   (63) Pleasant Hill School Historical   (64) Pleasant View School   (65) Pleasant View School Historical   (66) Prairie Flower School Historical   (67) Prairie Rose School Historical   (68) Prouty School Historical   (69) Republican School Historical   (70) Roosevelt Military Academy Historical   (71) Rosedale School Historical   (72) Scaly Point School Historical   (73) Sedwick School Historical   (74) Shadyside School Historical   (75) Sherrard School   (76) Silver Lake School Historical   (77) Starr School Historical   (78) Stony Point School Historical   (79) Streeter School Historical   (80) Sunbeam School Historical   (81) Sunny Grove School Historical   (82) Sunnyside School Historical   (83) Swan Lake School Historical   (84) Tylerville School Historical   (85) Union School Historical   (86) Walnut Grove School Historical   (87) Washington School Historical   (88) Westmer Elementary School   (89) Westmer High School   (90) Westmer School   (91) White Eagle School Historical   (92) White Lily School   (93) Winola Junior High School   (94) Winola School   (95) Winters Creek School Historical  

Stream


(1) Big Chief Run   (2) Blanchard Chute   (3) Bogus Chute   (4) Camp Creek   (5) Cash Creek   (6) Cedar Creek   (7) Cleveland Slough   (8) Coal Creek   (9) Coleman Slough   (10) Deerlick Branch   (11) Dolan Creek   (12) Donohue Run   (13) Douglas Creek   (14) Dugout Run   (15) Edwards River   (16) Eliza Creek   (17) Illinois Slough   (18) Irwin Branch   (19) Keating Creek   (20) Keg Slough Historical   (21) Little Camp Creek   (22) Mad River   (23) North Camp Creek   (24) North Henderson Creek   (25) North Pope Creek   (26) Parker Run   (27) Pike Run   (28) Pope Creek   (29) Skunk Creek   (30) Snake Creek   (31) South Henderson Creek   (32) Toms Creek   (33) Wildcat Creek   (34) Willow Slough   (35) Winters Creek   (36) Yankee Branch  

Tower


(1) Wrmj-fm Aledo  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Mercer County, Illinois

61231 (pop. 6,021) 61281 (pop. 2,615) 61486 (pop. 1,587)
61272 (pop. 1,464) 61412 (pop. 1,391) 61465 (pop. 1,144)
61442 (pop. 920) 61260 (pop. 812) 61476 (pop. 426)
61466 (pop. 357) 61263 (pop. 307) 61276 (pop. 71)


Counties Nearby Mercer County, Illinois

Warren County, IL  (pop. 17,551) 23.1 Miles
Rock Island County, IL  (pop. 147,397) 23.1 Miles
Henderson County, IL  (pop. 7,550) 27.8 Miles
Knox County, IL  (pop. 52,331) 29.2 Miles
Henry County, IL  (pop. 50,110) 33.3 Miles
Stark County, IL  (pop. 6,076) 48.8 Miles



Area Code(s) in Mercer County, Illinois

309



Elevation in Mercer County, Illinois is 748.0 ft. (228.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Mercer County, Illinois

Lat: 41.201226 N        Long: -90.730320 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Mercer County, Illinois need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Illinois

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.92 7.77 5.40 6.70 0.00 7.49
  Total Electric Industry 9.92 7.77 5.40 6.70 0.00 7.49
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.87 7.95 5.49 6.84 0.00 7.63
  Total Electric Industry 9.87 7.95 5.49 6.84 0.00 7.63
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.29 8.09 5.47 6.93 0.00 7.69
  Total Electric Industry 10.29 8.09 5.47 6.93 0.00 7.69
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.28 8.00 5.45 7.03 0.00 7.75
  Total Electric Industry 10.28 8.00 5.45 7.03 0.00 7.75
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.98 7.68 5.18 6.47 0.00 7.41
  Total Electric Industry 9.98 7.68 5.18 6.47 0.00 7.41
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.37 7.88 5.27 6.80 0.00 7.69
  Total Electric Industry 10.37 7.88 5.27 6.80 0.00 7.69
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.34 7.97 5.24 6.84 0.00 7.69
  Total Electric Industry 10.34 7.97 5.24 6.84 0.00 7.69
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.43 7.93 5.29 6.84 0.00 7.71
  Total Electric Industry 10.43 7.93 5.29 6.84 0.00 7.71
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.85 7.77 5.11 6.80 0.00 7.46
  Total Electric Industry 9.85 7.77 5.11 6.80 0.00 7.46
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 5.00 2.42 2.14 0.00 0.00 2.23
  Full-Service Providers 8.83 7.39 5.02 5.95 0.00 6.98
  Total Electric Industry 8.83 7.38 4.99 5.95 0.00 6.96
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.49 6.92 0.00 0.00 6.28
  Full-Service Providers 8.83 7.53 4.76 5.55 0.00 6.99
  Total Electric Industry 8.83 7.31 4.99 5.63 0.00 6.94
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.71 0.95 1.48 0.00 1.29
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.60 4.18 4.49 0.00 4.37
  Full-Service Providers 8.71 7.51 4.57 6.48 0.00 7.02
  Total Electric Industry 8.71 7.40 4.65 6.37 0.00 6.90
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 2.57 1.62 3.08 0.00 2.02
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.69 3.67 3.97 0.00 4.37
  Full-Service Providers 8.39 7.41 4.75 5.76 0.00 7.01
  Total Electric Industry 8.39 7.52 4.89 5.88 0.00 6.94
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 2.30 1.44 0.00 0.00 1.73
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.70 3.67 0.00 0.00 4.02
  Full-Service Providers 8.38 7.35 4.74 0.00 5.87 7.07
  Total Electric Industry 8.38 7.30 4.86 0.00 5.87 6.86
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.81 1.11 0.00 0.00 1.40
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.15 3.70 0.00 0.00 3.89
  Full-Service Providers 8.37 8.03 4.57 0.00 5.70 7.16
  Total Electric Industry 8.37 7.54 4.65 0.00 5.70 6.80
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.66 0.89 0.00 0.00 1.25
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.21 3.74 0.00 0.00 3.95
  Full-Service Providers 8.34 8.41 4.60 0.00 5.61 7.37
  Total Electric Industry 8.34 7.75 4.61 0.00 5.61 6.95
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.54 0.88 0.00 0.00 1.21
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.60 4.35 0.00 0.00 4.47
  Full-Service Providers 8.42 8.59 4.46 0.00 5.59 7.38
  Total Electric Industry 8.42 7.95 4.69 0.00 5.59 7.07

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Mercer County, Illinois

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 452   (6.0%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 449   (6.0%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 562   (7.5%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 819   (10.9%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 793   (10.5%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 1,053   (14.0%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 936   (12.4%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 579   (7.7%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 279   (3.7%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 231   (3.1%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 101   (1.3%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 51   (0.7%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 646   (8.6%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 588   (7.8%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 6,445

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 720

In 3-person carpool : 131

In 4-person carpool : 11

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 5

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 8

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 7

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 126

Other means : 60

Worked at home : 472


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Less than 5 minutes : 546

5 to 9 minutes : 840

10 to 14 minutes : 585

15 to 19 minutes : 671

20 to 24 minutes : 734

25 to 29 minutes : 585

30 to 34 minutes : 1,105

35 to 39 minutes : 500

40 to 44 minutes : 565

45 to 59 minutes : 867

60 to 89 minutes : 355

90 or more minutes : 160


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Mercer County, Illinois)

With Social Security income : 2,108

No Social Security income : 4,606


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Mercer County, Illinois)

With retirement income : 1,503

No retirement income : 5,211


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 230

$10,000 to $14,999 : 79

$15,000 to $19,999 : 123

$20,000 to $24,999 : 145

$25,000 to $29,999 : 154

$30,000 to $34,999 : 296

$35,000 to $39,999 : 223

$40,000 to $44,999 : 300

$45,000 to $49,999 : 297

$50,000 to $59,999 : 462

$60,000 to $74,999 : 747

$75,000 to $99,999 : 935

$100,000 to $124,999 : 435

$125,000 to $149,999 : 199

$150,000 to $199,999 : 122

$200,000 or more : 129


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $63,394


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Mercer County, Illinois

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 955  (22.6%)
  • Service Occupations: 317  (7.5%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 540  (12.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 95  (2.3%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 912  (21.6%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 1,204  (31.6%)
  • Service Occupations: 899  (23.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 1,283  (33.7%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 31  (0.8%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 42  (1.1%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Mercer County, Illinois

Employed: 8,775
Unemployed: 491



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Mercer County, Illinois

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 28.2%
  • Other: 71.8%



Water Usage In Mercer County, Illinois

Ground Water

 
Fresh 3.66 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 3.66 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 0.00 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 0.00 Mgal/d





There are 744 Farms In Mercer County, Illinois


(updated 2008)



Banks In Mercer County, Illinois

Farmers State Bank Of Western Illinois - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $265.7k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 6

Joy State Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $88k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 2

1st Community Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $135.4k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 2

Blackhawk Bank & Trust - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1m
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 16

Riverside Community Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $506.1k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 7

Union Federal Savings And Loan Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $111.2k
    Industry Specialization: Mortgage Lending
    Total Offices: 6

Midwest Bank Of Western Illinois - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $422k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 8

Bankorion - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $414.3k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 8

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Mercer County, Illinois

  • Quad City International


    (about 20.7 miles in Moline, Illinois; Airport Code: MLI)

  • Galesburg Municipal


    (about 24.0 miles in Galesburg, Illinois; Airport Code: GBG)

  • Muscatine Municipal


    (about 24.4 miles in Fruitland, Iowa; Airport Code: MUT)

  • Davenport Municipal


    (about 29.2 miles in Davenport, Iowa; Airport Code: DVN)

  • Burlington Municipal


    (about 35.3 miles in Carman, Illinois; Airport Code: BRL)

  • Southeast Iowa Regional


    (about 35.5 miles in Carman, Illinois; Airport Code: BRL)

  • Macomb Municipal


    (about 47.2 miles in Macomb, Illinois; Airport Code: MQB)

  • Clinton Municipal


    (about 48.2 miles in Low Moor, Iowa; Airport Code: CWI)

  • Fort Madison Municipal


    (about 48.7 miles in Fort Madison, Iowa; Airport Code: FMS)

  • Iowa City Municipal


    (about 52.1 miles in Iowa City, Iowa; Airport Code: IOW)

  • Keokuk Municipal


    (about 62.9 miles in Keokuk, Iowa; Airport Code: EOK)

  • Whiteside County-Jos H. Bittorf Field


    (about 65.9 miles in Rock Falls, Illinois; Airport Code: SQI)

  • Greater Peoria


    (about 66.0 miles in Peoria, Illinois; Airport Code: PIA)

  • General Downing - Peoria International


    (about 66.0 miles in Peoria, Illinois; Airport Code: PIA)

  • Cedar Rapids Municipal


    (about 69.1 miles in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Airport Code: CID)

  • The Eastern Iowa


    (about 69.1 miles in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Airport Code: CID)

  • Illinois Valley Regional


    (about 82.6 miles in Peru, Illinois; Airport Code: VYS)

  • Dubuque Regional


    (about 83.5 miles in Dubuque, Iowa; Airport Code: DBQ)

  • Ottumwa Regional


    (about 89.7 miles in Kirkville, Iowa; Airport Code: OTM)

  • Ottumwa Industrial


    (about 89.7 miles in Kirkville, Iowa; Airport Code: OTM)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Mercer County, Illinois

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

82.90%

Carpooled

9.67%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.09%

Bicycle

0.08%

Walked

1.84%

Other Means

1.09%

Worked At Home

4.34%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Mercer County, Illinois, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 4,047

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 255

Female householder, no husband present : 574

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,502

Householder not living alone : 336


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 7

Male householder and female partner : 240

Female householder and female partner : 3

Female householder and male partner : 143

All other households : 6,321


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 3,690

Renter-occupied housing units : 357

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 218

Renter-occupied housing units : 37

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 309

Renter-occupied housing units : 265

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,227

Renter-occupied housing units : 611


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 326

$10,000 to $14,999 : 373

$15,000 to $19,999 : 308

$20,000 to $24,999 : 325

$25,000 to $29,999 : 230

$30,000 to $34,999 : 498

$35,000 to $39,999 : 426

$40,000 to $44,999 : 465

$45,000 to $49,999 : 358

$50,000 to $59,999 : 566

$60,000 to $74,999 : 856

$75,000 to $99,999 : 1,046

$100,000 to $124,999 : 482

$125,000 to $149,999 : 204

$150,000 to $199,999 : 122

$200,000 or more : 129


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Total : 7,303


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Occupied : 6,714

Vacant : 589


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : 119

Built 2000 to 2004 : 212

Built 1990 to 1999 : 827

Built 1980 to 1989 : 465

Built 1970 to 1979 : 974

Built 1960 to 1969 : 640

Built 1950 to 1959 : 561

Built 1940 to 1949 : 325

Built 1939 or earlier : 3,180


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Utility gas : 4,297

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 1,489

Electricity : 460

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 184

Coal or coke : 17

Wood : 206

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 46

No fuel used : 15


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Less than $10,000 : 81

$10,000 to $14,999 : 56

$15,000 to $19,999 : 53

$20,000 to $24,999 : 36

$25,000 to $29,999 : 81

$30,000 to $34,999 : 85

$35,000 to $39,999 : 66

$40,000 to $49,999 : 229

$50,000 to $59,999 : 311

$60,000 to $69,999 : 403

$70,000 to $79,999 : 478

$80,000 to $89,999 : 476

$90,000 to $99,999 : 260

$100,000 to $124,999 : 838

$125,000 to $149,999 : 456

$150,000 to $174,999 : 458

$175,000 to $199,999 : 241

$200,000 to $249,999 : 441

$250,000 to $299,999 : 122

$300,000 to $399,999 : 132

$400,000 to $499,999 : 61

$500,000 to $749,999 : 67

$750,000 to $999,999 : 8

$1,000,000 or more : 5


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 163

Home equity loan only : 384

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 25

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 2,581

Housing units without a mortgage : 2,291


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Mercer County, Illinois)

Built 2005 or later : $260,600

Built 2000 to 2004 : $148,600

Built 1990 to 1999 : $154,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $141,700

Built 1970 to 1979 : $119,900

Built 1960 to 1969 : $99,300

Built 1950 to 1959 : $80,200

Built 1940 to 1949 : $83,600

Built 1939 or earlier : $83,100


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Mercer County, Illinois: 70.2%

Percentage of Family Households in Illinois: 65.8%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Mercer County, Illinois

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 46 46 $4,578,637
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

46 46 $4,578,637
2000        
  Single Family 2 2 $210,000
  Two Family 1 2 $243,000
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 4 $453,000
2001        
  Single Family 24 24 $2,064,800
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

24 24 $2,064,800
2002        
  Single Family 37 37 $7,246,427
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

37 37 $7,246,427
2003        
  Single Family 34 34 $3,531,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

34 34 $3,531,500
2004        
  Single Family 4 4 $510,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $510,000
2005        
  Single Family 8 8 $898,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 66 $3,500,000
  Total

9 74 $4,398,000
2006        
  Single Family 6 6 $909,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

6 6 $909,000


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Mercer County, IL): $40,893
Median Household Income In 2000 (Illinois): $46,590


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Mercer County): $70,900
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Illinois): $127,800


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Mercer County, Illinois

Utility Gas: 60.1%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 26.7%
Electricity: 6.7%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 4.1%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 2.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.2%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Mercer County, Illinois

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 21.62%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 77.84%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 0.54%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Mercer County): $392
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Illinois): $605
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Mercer County): $605


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Mercer County, Illinois are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Mercer County, Illinois

Mercer County Hospital Home Ca


     Address: 409 Nw 9th Avenue, Aledo, Illinois 61231
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 1/6/1987

Western Ill Home Hlth Care In


     Address: 2 Industrial Park Avenue, Monmouth, Illinois 61462
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 7/30/1981

Osf Holy Family Medical Center


     Address: 1000 West Harlem Avenue, Monmouth, Illinois 61462
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 8/31/1995

Trinity V N & Homecare Association


     Address: 106 19th Avenue, Suite 101, Moline, Illinois 61265
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 7/1/1966

Home Bound Healthcare, Inc


     Address: 3401 16th Street, Suite 5, Moline, Illinois 61265
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 11/13/2006

Hospitals Close To Mercer County, Illinois

Osf Holy Family Medical Center


     Address: 1000 W Harlem Avenue, Monmouth, Illinois 61462
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Genesis Medical Center Illini Campus


     Address: 801 Illini Drive, Silvis, Illinois 61282
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Trinity Medical Center - 7th Street Campus


     Address: 2701 17th St, Rock Island, Illinois 61201
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Unity Hospital


     Address: 1518 Mulberry Avenue, Muscatine, Iowa 52761
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Genesis Medical Center-davenport


     Address: 1227 East Rusholme Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Nursing Homes Close To Mercer County, Illinois

Aledo Rehab & Health Care Center


     Address: 304 S.w. 12th Street, Aledo, Illinois 61231
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 49
     Percent Occupied: 61%

O S F Holy Family Long Term Care


     Address: 1000 West Harlem Avenue, Monmouth, Illinois 61462
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 12
     Percent Occupied: 80%

Roseville Country Manor


     Address: 145 S Chamberlain St, Box 770, Roseville, Illinois 61473
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 61
     Percent Occupied: 62%

Monmouth Nursing Home


     Address: 117 South I Street, Monmouth, Illinois 61462
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 41
     Percent Occupied: 69%

Friendship Manor


     Address: 1209 21st Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois 61201
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 71
     Percent Occupied: 97%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Mercer County, Illinois

Name: Quad Cities
Address: 22710 206th Avenue North; Cordova, IL 61242
Distance: 42 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Mercer County, Illinois

    Retired Workers: 2,475
    Disabled Workers: 340
    Widowers Workers: 445
    Spouses Workers: 260
    Children Workers: 175


(updated 2007)



Mercer County, Illinois Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 50.28%
  • Bush & Cheney 49.09%
  • Other 0.63%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Mercer County, Illinois citizens.

Relocation to Mercer County, IL

5.06 % of Mercer County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $36,348

Illinois Average 5.66 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Mercer County, IL (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Rock Island County , IL 2.00 % ($36,283 AGI )
  • Scott County , IA 0.45 % ($50,613 AGI )
  • Henry County , IL 0.29 % ($33,350 AGI )
  • Knox County , IL 0.28 % ($28,684 AGI )
  • Warren County , IL 0.26 % ($27,500 AGI )
  • Muscatine County , IA 0.26 % ($30,389 AGI )

Relocation away from Mercer County, IL

6.32 % of Mercer County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $33,984

Illinois Average 5.99 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Mercer County, IL (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Rock Island County , IL 2.02 % ($35,312 AGI )
  • Scott County , IA 0.50 % ($36,086 AGI )
  • Knox County , IL 0.49 % ($30,353 AGI )
  • Henry County , IL 0.43 % ($35,267 AGI )
  • Muscatine County , IA 0.36 % ($27,160 AGI )
  • Warren County , IL 0.29 % ($35,900 AGI )
  • Cook County , IL 0.16 % ($22,273 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Illinois

Low Bracket: $0 (3.00%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (3.00%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Illinois

6.25%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Mercer County, Illinois is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Mercer County, Illinois


On 04/23/1965, a tornado touched down 1.03 miles from the center of Mercer County, Illinois. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 1 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $50,000-$500,000.

On 04/30/2003, a tornado touched down 1.56 miles from the center of Mercer County, Illinois. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 06/03/1972, a tornado touched down 2.39 miles from the center of Mercer County, Illinois. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 04/30/2003, a tornado touched down 3.68 miles from the center of Mercer County, Illinois. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 08/15/1978, a tornado touched down 5.41 miles from the center of Mercer County, Illinois. The tornado was rated a category 3 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $50,000-$500,000.



Storms In Mercer County, Illinois

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Flooding        
05/30/2004, 08:30 am 0 0 $5K --
05/30/2004, 05:00 am 0 0 $3K --
04/30/2003, 08:00 pm 0 0 $10M --
         
Hail        
04/13/2006, 08:55 pm 0 0 $20K --
04/13/2006, 08:46 pm 0 0 $10K --
04/13/2006, 08:44 pm 0 0 $5K --
04/13/2006, 08:22 pm 0 0 $5K --
04/13/2006, 08:14 pm 0 0 $30K --
04/13/2006, 07:56 pm 0 0 $8K --
04/20/2005, 06:01 pm 0 0 $5K --
04/20/2005, 05:56 pm 0 0 $2K --
05/31/2004, 02:42 pm 0 0 -- $4K
05/17/2004, 07:45 pm 0 0 -- $5K
05/07/2004, 03:11 am 0 0 -- $5K
08/20/2003, 05:55 pm 0 0 $10K $4K
08/20/2003, 05:49 pm 0 0 $10K $3K
07/27/2003, 09:23 am 0 0 $30K $5K
07/20/2003, 11:16 pm 0 0 $50K $10K
07/08/2003, 12:38 pm 0 0 $10K $2K
07/07/2003, 06:08 pm 0 0 $10K $2K
04/30/2003, 05:30 pm 0 0 $350K --
05/18/2000, 12:55 pm 0 0 $250K --
         
Heavy Rain        
04/30/2003, 06:00 pm 0 0 $150K --
         
Lightning        
06/06/2006, 07:10 am 0 0 $25K --
07/20/2003, 11:51 pm 0 0 $20K --
06/05/1997, 07:19 pm 1 0 -- --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
08/23/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $5K --
06/21/2007, 12:00 am 0 0 $1K --
04/13/2006, 08:59 pm 0 0 $10K --
04/13/2006, 08:51 pm 0 0 $50K --
04/13/2006, 08:50 pm 0 0 $250K --
04/13/2006, 08:30 pm 0 0 $10K --
03/12/2006, 07:18 pm 0 0 $5K --
08/18/2005, 08:10 am 0 0 $2K --
07/25/2005, 09:46 am 0 0 $2K $2K
06/08/2005, 11:53 am 0 0 $10K $20K
05/11/2005, 02:40 am 0 0 $1K --
05/07/2004, 03:11 am 0 0 $2K $5K
05/07/2004, 03:01 am 0 0 $10K $20K
05/07/2004, 02:57 am 0 0 $25K $10K
05/07/2004, 02:56 am 0 0 $50K $25K
05/07/2004, 02:55 am 0 0 $2K $5K
08/20/2003, 05:00 pm 0 0 $2K --
07/27/2003, 09:35 am 0 0 $50K $5K
07/20/2003, 11:34 pm 0 0 $10M $3M
07/20/2003, 11:27 pm 0 0 $100K $20K
07/20/2003, 11:24 pm 0 0 $20K --
07/20/2003, 11:20 pm 0 0 $20K $10K
07/06/2003, 12:39 pm 0 0 $350K $25K
08/02/2001, 02:35 pm 0 2 -- --
06/13/2000, 03:20 pm 0 0 $1K --
06/06/1999, 12:15 pm 0 0 -- $3K
05/16/1999, 10:15 pm 0 0 $1K --
02/11/1999, 12:21 pm 0 0 $9K --
02/11/1999, 12:20 pm 0 0 $20K --
06/29/1998, 02:07 pm 0 10 $2M --
06/18/1998, 04:30 pm 0 0 $8K --
08/03/1997, 03:18 pm 0 0 $250K --
06/21/1997, 04:45 am 0 0 $5K --
06/21/1997, 04:25 am 0 0 $15K --
06/21/1997, 04:15 am 0 0 $40K --
05/10/1996, 12:50 am 0 0 $30K --
08/09/1995, 06:15 pm 0 0 $2K --
08/09/1995, 05:10 pm 0 0 $5K --
         



Tornados In Mercer County, Illinois

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  2007-06-01 10 774 3 0 6 $15M --
  2006-04-13 2 100 1 0 0 $50K --
  2006-04-13 11 880 1 0 0 $15K --
  2006-04-13 2 880 1 0 0 $5K --
  2006-04-13 3 220 -- 0 0 $5K --
  2006-04-13 4 220 -- 0 0 $10K --
  2005-06-08 2 25 -- 0 0 -- --
  2003-05-10 2 50 -- 0 0 $100K --
  2003-04-30 -- 75 1 0 0 $500K --
  2002-08-21 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  2002-08-21 2 100 1 0 0 -- --
  2001-06-14 6 200 2 0 3 -- --
  2001-06-14 -- 200 2 0 0 -- --
  1999-06-06 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  1998-06-29 1 100 1 0 0 $15K --
  1998-06-18 6 880 2 0 0 $110K --
  1997-04-30 10 20 -- 0 0 -- --
  1995-05-09 10 75 3 0 0 $650K --
  1995-05-09 -- 25 -- 0 0 $5K --
  1995-05-09 7 500 3 0 0 $3M --
  1995-05-09 -- 30 -- 0 0 $5K --
  1995-05-09 -- 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  1995-05-09 1 40 -- 0 0 $5K --
  1991-05-17 5 30 1 0 0 $250K --
  1991-05-17 10 30 1 0 0 $250K --
  1988-05-08 1 20 -- 0 0 $25K --
  1987-08-21 1 20 1 0 0 $250K --
  1987-07-30 -- 10 1 0 0 $25K --
  1978-08-15 6 77 3 0 0 $250K --
  1973-04-21 10 33 2 0 0 $3M --
  1972-06-03 -- 7 -- 0 0 -- --
  1967-05-07 8 200 2 0 0 $25K --
  1965-04-23 16 100 1 0 1 $250K --
  1952-07-16 -- 33 1 0 0 $3K --
  1905-01-01 4 100 1 0 0 $4M --





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Mercer County, Illinois directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Illinois

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
17,100 17,890 23,749 19,695 23,604 21,007 21,317 28,206 22,406 22,891


(updated 2014)



Jails in Mercer County, Illinois


  • Mercer County Jail


    906 S.w. 3rd Street, Aledo, IL 61231
    Capacity: 36
    Confined: 27
    Avg. Population: 36
    Year Built: 1989
    Year Renovated: 2001


(updated 2006)



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