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Mercer is a city in McLean County.
The community was named for William Henry Harrison Mercer, rancher.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Mercer. For links to other places called Mercer, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mercer is 47.490N. The longitude is -100.71W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,929 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 86.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mercer demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McLean County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58559 ZIP code.
61% of Mercer residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mercer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mercer was $18,937, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Mercer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mercer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $750.
McLean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mercer political report.
The average commute time for Mercer workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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