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The Mercer Census Designated Place had a population of 549 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 549
Daytime Population: Workers 313
Daytime Population: Residents 344
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 657
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 549
Population in Familes 417
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 123
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $36,958
Average Household Income $48,411
Per Capita Income $24,493


Total Housing Units 633 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 339 (53.6%)
Median Home Value $183,333
Average Home Value $203,646


Total Households 294
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.86% 0.11%
Households 0.88% 0.2%
Families 2.3% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 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 # 514 34th
Population Density # 703 9th
Diversity Index # 771 0th
Median Household Income # 735 5th
Per Capita Income # 566 27th

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