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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C-
Mercer County is located in Illinois with a population of 15,794. Living in Mercer County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Mercer County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Mercer County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$622
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Mercer County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    45.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    500.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Mercer County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,649
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Mercer County

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