Mercer County ND Information


Mercer County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 8,838
Population in Households 8,712
Population in Familes 7,191
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 3,834
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 2,619
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,005 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 829 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 894 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $158,390
Average Home Value $195,973


Median Household Income $68,013
Average Household Income $84,514
Per Capita Income $36,839
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 1.11%
Households 0.9% 1.2%
Families 0.75% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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 County ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mercer County to the other 53 counties and county equivalents 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 # 17 70th
Population Density1 # 14 75th
Diversity Index2 # 32 42nd
Median Household Income # 2 98th
Per Capita Income # 6 91st

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