Mercer County ND Information


Mercer County Subdivisions

Mercer County ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,040
Daytime Population: Workers 6,180
Daytime Population: Residents 3,701
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,881
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 8,914
Population in Familes 7,323
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density2 9
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $67,590
Average Household Income $85,057
Per Capita Income $36,924


Total Housing Units 4,673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,004 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 902 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 767 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $168,043
Average Home Value $201,897


Total Households 3,906
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,651
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.98% 0.84%
Households 1.04% 0.89%
Families 0.81% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.23%


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, 2017 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 Density # 13 77th
Diversity Index # 28 49th
Median Household Income # 5 92nd
Per Capita Income # 8 87th

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