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Mercer is a borough in Mercer County, in the Youngstown-Warren metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Brig. Gen. Hugh Mercer, Scottish physician.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Mercer. For links to other places called Mercer, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mercer is 41.226N. The longitude is -80.24W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,296 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,313.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mercer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mercer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Sharon area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 16137 ZIP code.
28% of Mercer residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mercer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mercer was $22,161, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Mercer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Mercer include Big Bend Historical Area ... View historic districts
Median rent in Mercer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $286. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $791.
Libraries in Mercer include Mercer Area Library ... View libraries
Mercer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mercer political report.
The average commute time for Mercer workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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