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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 684,430 688,401 695,490 701,983 708,487  
  Mercer County 21,328 21,431 21,448 21,477 21,521  
 Harrodsburg8,3628,4038,4098,4198,394 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Mercer County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 4,160 19.3 138,325 19.5  
  16-24 2,194 10.2 96,350 13.6  
  25-44 4,778 22.2 185,649 26.2  
  45-64 6,376 29.6 182,154 25.7  
  65-84 3,576 16.6 93,674 13.2  
  85 and older 437 2.0 12,335 1.7  
  Median Age 43.5   37.8    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Mercer County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 20,068 93.2 602,166 85.0  
  Black or African American 812 3.8 70,642 10.0  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 66 0.3 2,241 0.3  
  Asian 138 0.6 17,143 2.4  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 23 0.1 537 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 414 1.9 15,758 2.2  
  Hispanic Origin 617 2.9 38,316 5.4  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black or African American, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2020 2025 2030 2035  
  Mercer County 21,389 21,255 20,962 20,539  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Mercer County $29,945 $34,576 15.5 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $24,495- $41,755 $27,783- $45,025    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Mercer County 8,813 2.41 $46,130  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.