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, the total Mercer county population is 21,331, which has grown 2.47% since 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 7.36% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. Mercer county median household income is $47,955 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 34.88% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 18.98% and is much higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Mercer county median house value is $129,400 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 54.42% 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 50.42%. 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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