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Mercer County, New Jersey

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Population:

  • Total Population: 350,761
  • Males: 170,161
  • Females: 180,600

Ethnicity:

  • White: 225,079
  • Black/African American: 67,328
  • Hispanic: 34,140
  • Native American/Eskimo: 488
  • Asian: 17,363
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 79
  • Other: 590
  • 2 or more: 5,694

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (262,335)
  2. Spanish (29,165)
  3. Italian (4,415)
  4. Polish (3,550)
  5. Chinese (3,320)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 48,659

  1. Guatemala (5,279)
  2. India (4,339)
  3. Poland (2,441)
  4. Haiti (1,980)
  5. Italy (1,873)
  6. Ecuador (1,870)
  7. China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1,862)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (109,306)
  2. Muslim Estimate (11,673)
  3. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (9,904)
  4. Jewish Estimate (9,100)
  5. Episcopal Church (6,827)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 97,399
    • Sensory: 7,905
    • Physical: 22,294
    • Mental: 12,861
    • Self-care: 8,194
    • Go outside home: 21,321
    • Employment: 23,602

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 2,506

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 125,807
    • Utility gas: 87,902
    • Bottled or LP gas: 1,681
    • Electricity: 11,625
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 23,425
    • Coal or Coke: 22
    • Wood: 131
    • Solar Energy: 27
    • Other fuel: 626
    • No fuel used: 368

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 222,249
    • No vehicle: 22,666
    • 1 or more vehicle: 199,583

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 1,951
    • No High School: 11,647
    • Some High School: 28,407
    • High School: 59,141
    • Some College: 39,094
    • Associate's Degree: 12,393
    • College Degree: 42,680
    • Master's Degree: 22,491
    • Professional Degree: 6,478
    • Doctoral Degree: 6,857

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 125,807
    • Owners with phone: 83,922
    • Owners without phone: 403
    • Renters with phone: 39,352
    • Renters without phone: 2,130

    10 closest counties:

    1. Burlington County, New Jersey
    2. Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    3. Somerset County, New Jersey
    4. Hunterdon County, New Jersey
    5. Middlesex County, New Jersey
    6. Camden County, New Jersey
    7. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
    8. Union County, New Jersey
    9. Monmouth County, New Jersey
    10. Ocean County, New Jersey

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    08520, 08525, 08534, 08540, 08541, 08542, 08543, 08544, 08550, 08560, 08561, 08601, 08602, 08603, 08604, 08605, 08606, 08607, 08608, 08609, 08610, 08611, 08618, 08619, 08620, 08625, 08628, 08629, 08638, 08645, 08646, 08647, 08648, 08650, 08666, 08677, 08690, 08691, 08695

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WNJS (524 TV) TRENTON, NJ
    • WNJN (686 TV) TRENTON, NJ
    • WNJT (698 TV) TRENTON, NJ
    • WNJB (734 TV) TRENTON, NJ
    • WNJS-FM (88.1 FM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WNJT-FM (88.1 FM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WPGP (88.3 FM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WNJP (88.5 FM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WWCJ (89.1 FM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WWFM (89.1 FM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WNJB-FM (89.3 FM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WWPJ (89.5 FM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WNJN-FM (89.7 FM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WNJM (89.9 FM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WNJZ (90.3 FM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WWNJ (91.1 FM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WTSR (91.3 FM) EWING, NJ
    • WJLK (94.3 FM) PRINCETON, NJ
    • WTHK (97.5 FM) PRINCETON, NJ
    • WKMK (98.5 FM) PRINCETON, NJ
    • WSUS (102.3 FM) PRINCETON, NJ
    • WPRB (103.3 FM) PRINCETON, NJ
    • WNNJ-FM (103.7 FM) PRINCETON, NJ
    • WHCY (106.3 FM) PRINCETON, NJ
    • WRRC (107.7 FM) LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ
    • WWPH (107.9 FM) PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ
    • WPLY (960 AM) PRINCETON, NJ
    • WIMG (1300 AM) TRENTON, NJ
    • WADB (1310 AM) PRINCETON, NJ
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    • WTTM (1680 AM) PRINCETON, NJ
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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