Mercer County is located in central Kentucky. The County Seat is Harrodsburg and the largest city is Harrodsburg. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mercercounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 21,319 and the 2010 census population was 21,331. The land area is 248.80 square miles and there are 85.7 persons per square mile.
93.4% of the population is White, 3.9% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 83.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $128,400, there are 8,745 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,138, the median household income is $45,396, and 16.8% of the persons in Mercer County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,213. Retail sales (in $1000) were $157,041, and sales per capita were $7,219.
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