|Mercer County, Missouri|
Location in the state of Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
455 sq mi (1,178 km²)
454 sq mi (1,176 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.22%
8/sq mi (3/km²)
- Decatur County (northwest)
- Wayne County (north)
- Putnam County (east)
- Sullivan County (southeast)
- Grundy County (south)
- Harrison County (west)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,757 people, 1,600 households, and 1,089 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 2,125 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.72% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 0.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,600 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 29.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,640, and the median income for a family was $35,313. Males had a median income of $26,690 versus $19,814 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,140. About 10.20% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.30% of those under age 18 and 14.50% of those age 65 or over.
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