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Welcome to Mercer Island ...

The city of Mercer Island is located in King County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Mercer Island: Mercer Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mercer Island has a population of 25,877 people<2> (see below for details).

Mercer Island is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Mercer Island lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Mercer Island ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mercer Island had an population of 25,877 people. This is an increase of 14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mercer Island had a population of 22,699 people. This makes Mercer Island the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Mercer Island represents 0.34% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 42nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 22,699 people, the population of Mercer Island increased 3.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 22,036 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mercer Island.

Communities near Mercer Island ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mercer Island.

  • Kent
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Federal Way
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Kirkland
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Auburn
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Redmond
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Sammamish
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Shoreline
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Burien
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Bothell
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Edmonds
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mercer Island. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mercer Island.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mercer Island. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mercer Island.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mercer Island. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mercer Island.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mercer Island ...

Looking for more information about Mercer Island? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Mercer Island, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Mercer Island.

The official website for Mercer Island:

The official website for King County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mercer Island.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mercer Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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