Mercer County ND Information

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Mercer County ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mercer County ND Housing Affordability Index is 237
State of North Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Mercer County ND Wealth Index is 109
State of North Dakota Wealth Index is 89
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 8,685
Population in Households 8,559
Population in Familes 7,044
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density 8
Diversity Index1 17
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $79,274
Average Household Income $89,007
Per Capita Income $38,441
Wealth Index3 109

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,727 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,168 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 582 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 977 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $165,000
Housing Affordability Index2 237
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,750
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,538
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.33% -0.07%
Households 0.37% -0.05%
Families 0.16% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

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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, 2019 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 # 14 75th
Diversity Index # 26 53rd
Median Household Income # 2 98th
Per Capita Income # 8 87th

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