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Housing Analysis

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(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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