Mercer, PA

Mercer profile

Living in Mercer

Mercer is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,882 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mercer is the 601st largest community in Pennsylvania. Mercer has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs, Mercer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mercer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mercer is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mercer who work in office and administrative support (14.61%), sales jobs (9.47%), and management occupations (9.02%).

Overall, Mercer’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Being a small borough, Mercer does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Mercer overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Mercer, 24.87% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mercer in 2018 was $30,481, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,924 for a family of four. However, Mercer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Mercer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mercer residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Mercer include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Mercer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.