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Population (year 2000): 22,036. Estimated population in July 2005: 22,862 (+3.7% change)
Males: 10,598 (48.1%), Females: 11,438 (51.9%)

King County

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Median resident age: 44.3 years
Median household income: $91,904 (year 2000)
Median house value: $573,900 (year 2000)

Mercer Island, WA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Mercer Island:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.8%)
  • Chinese (5.7%)
  • Japanese (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Korean (1.5%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (17.4%), German (15.7%), Irish (10.9%), Italian (5.1%), Norwegian (4.7%), Swedish (4.5%).

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Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 6.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Mercer Island

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 69.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mercer Island city

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

13.8% Foreign born (6.3% Asia, 4.4% Europe, 2.1% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +528 (+2.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WA Bellevue, (5.4 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WA Seattle, (8.0 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (969.4 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Arts Village, WA (2.4 miles Beaux WA (4.0 miles Medina, Hill, WA (4.3 miles Clyde Point, WA (4.7 miles Hunts WA (4.8 miles Newcastle, Mawr-Skyway, WA (5.2 miles Bryn Point, WA (5.3 miles Yarrow WA Bellevue, (5.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 45 buildings, average cost: $316,800
  • 1997: 43 buildings, average cost: $330,400
  • 1998: 50 buildings, average cost: $334,100
  • 1999: 58 buildings, average cost: $415,800
  • 2000: 74 buildings, average cost: $447,300
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $425,200
  • 2002: 30 buildings, average cost: $494,300
  • 2003: 31 buildings, average cost: $446,400
  • 2004: 55 buildings, average cost: $414,100
  • 2005: 66 buildings, average cost: $487,700

Latitude: 47.57 N, Longitude: 122.23 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 425


Mercer Island, Washington business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (18.0%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,892 (-13.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,187 (22.3%)


 

Crime in Mercer Island by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 4 1 2 2
    per 100,000 13.6 18.2 4.5 9.1 9.1
Robberies 2 2 2 10 4
    per 100,000 9.1 9.1 9.1 45.4 18.2
Assaults 4 1 8 4 9
    per 100,000 18.2 4.5 36.3 18.2 40.8
Burglaries 49 58 68 62 102
    per 100,000 222.4 263.2 308.6 281.4 462.9
Thefts 301 314 296 277 447
    per 100,000 1365.9 1424.9 1343.3 1257.0 2028.5
Auto thefts 17 45 28 32 63
    per 100,000 77.1 204.2 127.1 145.2 285.9
88.2 107.2 97.3 102.5 153.7


Average climate in Mercer Island, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Birthplace of: Brandon Burmeister - College basketball player (Washington Huskies), Brayden Billbe - College basketball player (American Eagles), Kevin Tempest - College basketball player (Lehigh Mountain Hawks), Taj Mathews - College basketball player (Navy Midshipmen).


Hospitals/medical centers near Mercer Island:
  • OVERLAKE HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; BELLEVUE, WA)
  • SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; SEATTLE, WA)
  • HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; SEATTLE, WA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mercer Island:
  • BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL (about 6 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: BFI)
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 11 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: SEA)
  • SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD) (about 23 miles; EVERETT, WA; ID: PAE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mercer Island:
  • WILL ROGERS WILEY POST MEML (about 7 miles; RENTON, WA; ID: W36)
  • RENTON MUNI (about 7 miles; RENTON, WA; ID: RNT)
  • SEATTLE SEAPLANES (about 7 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: 0W0)

Amtrak stations near Mercer Island:
  • 7 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: EDMONDS (211 RAILROAD AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 32 $179,936 $67,476 0 $0
Police - Other 10 $35,674 $42,808 3 $2,041
Firefighters 29 $172,927 $71,556 8 $2,803
Fire - Other 2 $6,886 $41,316 0 $0
Streets and Highways 8 $33,206 $49,809 1 $1,731
Other and Unallocable 33 $150,718 $54,806 23 $12,587
Water Supply 6 $26,761 $53,522 0 $0
Natural Resources 0 $0   2 $4,891
Welfare 6 $27,299 $54,598 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 18 $73,206 $48,804 13 $16,065
Sewerage 8 $36,954 $55,431 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $40,700 $81,400 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 4 $23,951 $71,853 0 $0
Financial Administration 10 $44,067 $52,880 1 $2,214
Totals for Government 172 $852,284 $59,461 51 $42,332


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercer Island:
  • CITY UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; BELLEVUE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,007)
  • RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 6 miles; RENTON, WA; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • SEATTLE UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 4,743)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 6 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 4,386)
  • BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; BELLEVUE, WA; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • ART INSTITUTE OF SEATTLE (about 9 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 9 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 3,013)
Public high school in Mercer Island:
  • MERCER ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,395; Location: 9100 SE 42ND; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Mercer Island:
  • NORTHWEST YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 5017 90TH AVE. SE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ETC PREP ACADEMY IS.CREST CTR (Students: 67; Location: 8005 SE 28TH ST; Grades: 5 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mercer Island:
  • ISLANDER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,059; Location: 8225 SE 72ND; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • WEST MERCER ELEMENTARY (Students: 588; Location: 4141 81ST AVE SE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ISLAND PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 559; Location: 5437 ISLAND CREST WAY; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LAKERIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 558; Location: 8215 SE 78TH; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EEU SPECIAL EDUCATION (Students: 4; Location: 4030 86TH AVE SE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING DIFFERENCES (CHI (Students: 1; Location: 4030 86TH AVE SE SUITE F; Grades: PK - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Mercer Island:
  • ST MONICA (Students: 232; Location: 4320 87TH AVE SE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FRENCH-AM SCH OF PUGET SOUND (Students: 137; Location: 3795 E MERCER WAY; Grades: PK - 4)
  • CHILDRENS INSTITUTE FOR LEARNI (Students: 65; Location: 4030 86TH AVE SE SUITE F; Grades: KG - 9)

Notable locations in Mercer Island: Mercer Village (A), Lincoln Landing (B), Calkins Landing (C), Franklin Landing (D), Proctor Landing (E), Green Wood Village (F). their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Mercer Island Shopping Center (1), South End Shopping Center (2). their locations on the map

Parks in Mercer Island include: Mercerdale Field (1), Luther Burbank Park (2), Homestead Field (3), Groveland Park (4), Clarke Beach Park (5), Hollerbach Park (6), Pioneer Park (7), Island Crest Park (8). their locations on the map


Mercer Island compared to Washington state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Mercer Island:
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKNW (1150 AM; 10 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KXPA (1540 AM; 5 kW; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KYIZ (1620 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mercer Island:
  • KMIH (104.5 FM; MERCER ISLAND, WA; Owner: MERCER ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT # 400)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KUOW (94.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON)
  • KEXP-FM (90.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOARD OF REGENTS)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mercer Island:
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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