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Mercer County, WV
The county was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Hugh Mercer

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Mercer County is one of 55 counties in West Virginia.

The county is in the Bluefield metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 62,070. This was a decrease of  -1.44% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$26,628
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mercer County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Mercer County was $23,718. This was an increase of 22.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 77% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Princeton

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12% of Mercer County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mercer County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Mercer County include Athens Cemetery, Atkins Cemetery, Bailey Cemetery, Bailey Cemetery, Bailey Cemetery, Bailey Cemetery, Bailey Cemetery, Ball Cemetery, Barberie Cemetery, Barnett Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Mercer County include Athens, Bluefield, Bramwell, Elgood, Flat Top, Giatto, Matoaka, Oakvale, Princeton, Spanishburg ... View communities

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Colleges in Mercer County include Bluefield State College, Concord College ... View colleges

School districts in Mercer County include Mercer County Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries in Mercer County include Craft Memorial, Princeton ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mercer County include Bluefield Daily Telegraph ... View newspapers

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Mercer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mercer County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Mercer County include Bluefield Knights Inn, Comfort Inn Princeton, Days Inn Princeton, Econo Lodge, Ramada Princeton Limited, Sleep Inn, Super 8

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