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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Mercer County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 113,623. Living in Mercer County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Mercer County there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many young professionals and retirees live in Mercer County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Mercer County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$667
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    225.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    63.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    373.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,557.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    62.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Mercer County

Mercer County Reviews

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I love living in Mercer County. One of the reasons why is because there isn't much crime in Mercer County. I know no matter where you go, there is always somebody, but I feel safe here. One thing I would like to see change is how some Penndot workers should get out more and work better for the road conditions.
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Mercer county is full of towns that have good schools, both in education and in sports. It is in close proximity to Pittsburgh and Cleveland so it is a nice rural place to live with options to take trips to the city.
Mercer County is a major hub with many great areas to explore. The town of Mercer is a quaint place, the town square having several small shops and eateries. Grove City has a large outlet mall that attracts people from as far a Canada to shop at its many stores.