Mercer county is located close to the center of Kentucky. Mercer county has 248.80 square miles of land area and 4.51 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Mercer county population is 21,311, which has grown 2.37% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 8.45% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Mercer county median household income is $42,658 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 19.98% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 28.72% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Mercer county median house value is $131,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 56.92% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 40.25% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Mercer county is close to the state average in quality. The Mercer county area code is 859.
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