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Mercer County, West Virginia

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Population:

  • Total Population: 62,980
  • Males: 29,947
  • Females: 33,033

Ethnicity:

  • White: 57,862
  • Black/African American: 3,725
  • Hispanic: 225
  • Native American/Eskimo: 89
  • Asian: 380
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 6
  • 2 or more: 693

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (58,015)
  2. Spanish (510)
  3. French (190)
  4. Tagalog (145)
  5. German (110)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 506

  1. Philippines (144)
  2. Germany (58)
  3. United Kingdom (49)
  4. India (44)
  5. Italy (36)
  6. Canada (35)
  7. Mexico (26)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (7,850)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (5,734)
  3. Independent, Non-Charismatic Churches (1,803)
  4. International Pentecostal Holiness Church (1,774)
  5. Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) (1,736)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 34,458
    • Sensory: 3,842
    • Physical: 9,866
    • Mental: 5,632
    • Self-care: 2,717
    • Go outside home: 5,813
    • Employment: 6,469

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 662

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 26,509
    • Utility gas: 7,274
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,235
    • Electricity: 13,456
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 2,430
    • Coal or Coke: 647
    • Wood: 1,395
    • Solar Energy: 18
    • Other fuel: 21
    • No fuel used: 33

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 51,099
    • No vehicle: 5,549
    • 1 or more vehicle: 45,550

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 588
    • No High School: 4,281
    • Some High School: 7,335
    • High School: 15,966
    • Some College: 7,676
    • Associate's Degree: 1,782
    • College Degree: 3,767
    • Master's Degree: 1,563
    • Professional Degree: 592
    • Doctoral Degree: 123

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 26,509
    • Owners with phone: 19,576
    • Owners without phone: 797
    • Renters with phone: 5,334
    • Renters without phone: 802

    10 closest counties:

    1. Bland County, Virginia
    2. Wythe County, Virginia
    3. Raleigh County, West Virginia
    4. Giles County, Virginia
    5. Summers County, West Virginia
    6. McDowell County, West Virginia
    7. Tazewell County, Virginia
    8. Wyoming County, West Virginia
    9. Pulaski County, Virginia
    10. Monroe County, West Virginia

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    24701, 24712, 24714, 24715, 24724, 24729, 24731, 24732, 24733, 24736, 24737, 24738, 24739, 24740, 24747, 24751, 25820, 25841, 25922, 25971

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WVVA (82 TV) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WSTG (95.9 FM) PRINCETON, WV
    • WRIC-FM (97.7 FM) PRINCETON, WV
    • WGCO (98.3 FM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WKQY (100.1 FM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WHAJ (104.5 FM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WWVV (104.9 FM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WHKX (106.3 FM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WGZR (106.9 FM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WHQX (107.7 FM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WWYO (970 AM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WFXH (1130 AM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WBDY (1190 AM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WKEZ (1240 AM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WHIS (1440 AM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WTZE (1470 AM) BLUEFIELD, WV
    • WAEY (1490 AM) PRINCETON, WV
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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