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Mercer County, Illinois Demographics Analysis


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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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