Mercer is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,936 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mercer is the 601st largest community in Pennsylvania. Mercer has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Mercer is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mercer is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mercer who work in office and administrative support (16.21%), sales jobs (10.87%), and food service (10.20%).
Being a small borough, Mercer does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Mercer citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.04% of adults in Mercer have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mercer in 2010 was $24,608, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,432 for a family of four. However, Mercer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Mercer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mercer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mercer include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Mercer is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Korean.