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Time Zone: Mercer County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Princeton is the Seat for Mercer County.

Mercer County was founded in 1837.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Mercer had a population of 61,921 people. This is a decrease of 1.68% since the last Census (which gave a population of 62,980 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Mercer represented 3.48% of the total population of West Virginia, making it the state's 8th most populous county (out of 55 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201062,264-1.14%+0.55% since 2009
200961,921-1.68%+0.47% since 2008
200861,630-2.14%+0.27% since 2007
200062,980The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Mercer County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Mercer County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bluefield   11,06911,4513.34% decrease  
Princeton   6,2596,3471.39% decrease  
Athens   1,1811,1027.17% increase  
Bramwell   4144262.82% decrease  
Matoaka   3043174.1% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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