Putnam County vs. Mercer County

Putnam County (MO)Mercer County (MO)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)4,7573,641
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)-4.5%-3.8%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)4,9793,785
Population, Census, April 1, 20104,9793,785
Persons under 5 years, percent6.2%6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent22.2%23.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent24.5%22.1%
Female persons, percent49.6%49.2%
White alone, percent97.9%96.7%
Black or African American alone, percent0.2%0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent0.2%0.5%
Asian alone, percent0.5%0.8%
Two or More Races, percent1.2%1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent2.2%2.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent95.8%94.5%
Veterans, 2014-2018419235
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-20180.8%1.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)2,9832,128
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201873.9%76.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$84,300$87,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$937$876
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$416$380
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$576$510
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-20137.5%8.1%
Households, 2014-20181,8031,326
Persons per household, 2014-20182.622.71
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201890.4%89.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-20185.0%6.9%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201881.4%73.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201862.3%65.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201889.3%89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201818.9%18.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-201810.2%8.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent14.0%15.5%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201854.2%60.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201848.2%54.8%
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)50,25225,045
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$10,191$6,716
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201823.022.9
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$37,367$44,085
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$22,607$22,097
Persons in poverty, percent14.4%12.2%
Total employer establishments, 20179471
Total employment, 2017696401
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)22,47111,477
Total employment, percent change, 2016-201710.5%-11.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017417270
All firms, 2012368366
Men-owned firms, 2012158161
Women-owned firms, 201216477
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012353342
Veteran-owned firms, 20124234
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012312234
Black-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Women-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Population per square mile, 20109.68.3
Land area in square miles, 2010517.32453.84

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Putnam county (MO) and Mercer county (MO) using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.