Mercer County is located in north-central Missouri. The County Seat is Princeton and the largest city is Princeton . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/mercer-county.php. The 2014 population estimate is 3,719 and the 2010 census population was 3,785. The land area is 453.84 square miles and there are 8.3 persons per square mile.
97.6% of the population is White, 0.2% is Black or African American, 0.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 87.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $67,600, there are 1,575 households, an average of 2.34 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,178, the median household income is $40,272, and 20.3% of the persons in Mercer County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 289. Retail sales (in $1000) were $20,164, and sales per capita were $5,850.
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