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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Mercer County is located in New Jersey with a population of 373,362. Mercer County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. In Mercer County, most residents own their homes. In Mercer County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Mercer County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Mercer County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$281,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,191
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    215
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    120.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    402.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,189.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    165.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

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Mercer County Reviews

6 reviews
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Small town feel but close to major metropolitan areas. Higher education is accessible to anyone, from county college to Princeton U. Great train access to NYC and Philly. Arts and culture in Princeton, Lawrence, Trenton and more, and supported live music scene. I love it here.
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Mercer county is a great county to live in. There is so much free land to take advantage of. There are mercer meadows which are a park with traits to take a nice bike,walk or jog. There is the watershed which has some beautiful trails. There is Rosedale lake which has a big dog park for dogs of all sizes to interact and exersive. There are a lot of great neighboring towns like Lambertville, Princeton or New Hope which are great places to walk around and look at the Delaware river. Overall, Mercer County is a family friendly place and a lot to do.
Definitely a town that if you don't branch out of you will be stuck in for a good majority of your life. It is home, so my heart is here but there isn't much to do truly.