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Mercer County, KY

Mercer County is in the Bluegrass region.The county was named for Gen. Hugh Mercer, Revolutionary War officer killed during the Battle of Princeton

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The estimated population in 2004 was 21,493. This was an increase of  3.25% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
Local
$35,555
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mercer County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Mercer County was $22,911. This was an increase of 17.0% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 74% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Harrodsburg

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10% of Mercer County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mercer County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Mercer County include Adkinson Cemetery, Berea Cemetery, Burgin Cemetery, Cog Hill Cemetery, Cornishville Cemetery, Hawkins Cemetery, Hopewell Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, New Providence Cemetery, Oakland Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Mercer County include Burgin, Cornishville, Harrodsburg, Salvisa, Shakertown ... View communities

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School districts in Mercer County include Burgin Ind, Harrodsburg Independent, Mercer County ... View school districts

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Libraries in Mercer County include Mercer County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mercer County include Harrodsburg Herald ... View newspapers

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Mercer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mercer County political report.

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Hotels in Mercer County include Country Hearth Inn, Days Inn Harrodsburg

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