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Mercer County, IL
The county was named for Gen. Hugh Mercer, killed during the Revolutionary War battle of Princeton

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The county is in the Davenport-Moline metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 16,973. This was an increase of  .09% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$40,893
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 $25,613. This was an increase of 11.7% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 83% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Aledo

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24% of Mercer County residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 Aledo Cemetery, Artz Cemetery, Brick Cemetery, Bridger Cemetery, Brownlee Cemetery, Brush Hill Cemetery, Buffalo Prairie Cemetery, Cable Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Candor Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Mercer County include Abington, Aledo, Duncan, Eliza, Greene, Joy, Keithsburg, Keithsburg, Matherville, Mercer ... View communities

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School districts in Mercer County include Aledo Countymm Unit Schools Dist 201, Sherrard Countymm Unit Schools Dist 200, Westmer Countymm Unit Schools Dist 203 ... View school districts

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Libraries in Mercer County include Matherville Branch Library, Mercer-Carnegie L.D., New Windsor Public Library, Sherrard Community L.D., Viola Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mercer County include Aledo Times-Record ... View newspapers

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Mercer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mercer County political report.

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