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Mercer County is located in west-central New Jersey. The County Seat is Trenton and the largest city is Hamilton Township. The Official Web Site is located at http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/. The 2014 population estimate is 371,537 and the 2010 census population was 367,508. The land area is 224.56 square miles and there are 1632.2 persons per square mile.
66% of the population is White, 21.1% is Black or African American, 16.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 10% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 87.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 38.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $286,900, there are 130,754 households, an average of 2.67 persons per household. The per capita income is $37,465, the median household income is $73,480, and 11.2% of the persons in Mercer County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 30,067. Retail sales (in $1000) were $5,089,133, and sales per capita were $14,004. The percentage of black-owned firms is 7.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.9%.
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