Mercer, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mercer, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Mercer had a population of 101 as of July 1, 2016. Mercer ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mercer is located at latitude 47.4906 and longitude -100.7111 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mercer (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,929 feet.

The City of Mercer (GNIS ID: 1036159) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mercer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mercer, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 101
Population in Households 101
Population in Familes 83
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 460
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 52
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 65 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $135,417
Average Home Value $174,444


Median Household Income $61,607
Average Household Income $74,053
Per Capita Income $32,545
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.16% 1.35%
Households 1.29% 1.13%
Families 6.22% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mercer, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mercer to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 247 39th
Population Density1 # 171 58th
Diversity Index2 # 355 12th
Median Household Income # 119 71st
Per Capita Income # 221 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.