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. Much of the housing stock in Mercer was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mercer is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (16.11%), food service (10.97%), and sales jobs (10.87%).
As is often the case in a small borough, Mercer doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Mercer overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Mercer, 24.96% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mercer in 2010 was $24,958, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,832 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, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Mercer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.