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"Loon Capital of the World"

Mercer is a town in Iron County.

The community was named after John Mercer, timberman

The latitude of Mercer is 46.165N. The longitude is -90.062W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,611 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,732.


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Median household income
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$31,413
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mercer demographic reports
Al Capone and his brothers vacationed here in the 1930s
Nearby parks & recreation: Grand Portage Lake
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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35% of Mercer residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $19,087, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Mercer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Mercer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $270.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $831.


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Iron County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mercer political report.

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The average commute time for Mercer workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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