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The Mercer Census Designated Place had a population of 549 as of July 1, 2016. Mercer ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mercer is located at latitude 46.1613 and longitude -90.0418 in Iron County. The formal boundaries for the Mercer Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.45 sq. miles and a water area of 1.03 sq. miles. Iron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,601 feet.

The Mercer Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586530) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Mercer Census Designated Place is located within Town of Mercer, a minor civil division (MCD) of Iron County.

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, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 549
Population in Households 549
Population in Familes 419
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 123
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 294
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 185
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 ( 8.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 334 (53.2%)
Median Home Value $184,302
Average Home Value $204,490


Median Household Income $37,181
Average Household Income $44,963
Per Capita Income $22,749
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 0.93%
Households 1.02% 1.0%
Families 2.77% 0.95%
Median Household Income   -0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mercer to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin 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 # 512 34th
Population Density1 # 702 9th
Diversity Index2 # 772 0th
Median Household Income # 717 7th
Per Capita Income # 582 25th

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