Mercer County , Kentucky

Mercer County: County in Kentucky, United States

Mercer County locator map
Location of Mercer County on Kentucky map.


Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,331 and a population density of 33 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 21,933 inhabitants. Its county seat is Harrodsburg. The county was created 235 years ago in 1785.


Mercer County is located at 37°48'40"N 84°52'28"W (37.8110300, -84.8744400). It has 6 neighbors: Anderson County, Boyle County, Garrard County, Jessamine County, Washington County and Woodford County.

Mercer County Courthouse image
Mercer County Courthouse

The largest city of Mercer County is Harrodsburg with a population of 8,533. Other cities include, Jackson population 2,356 and Burgin population 992. See all Mercer County cities & populated places.


Mercer County forecast: A slight chance of rain showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible. more

Mercer County Courthouse image

Mercer County map

Mercer County Quick Facts

Population : 21,933 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Mercer County, Mercer County, Mercer County, Mercer County, Mercer County, Mercer County, Mercer County
Area : 656 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.8%
Land as percent of area : 98.2%
Named for : Hugh Mercer
Capital : Harrodsburg
Establishment : October 10, 1785
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 19:27:14 (4th August 2021)
Density : 33 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 2.74% (2010-2019)
Weather : 82℉ Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

Mercer County has 6 neighbours.


The population of Mercer County increased by 2.74% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 21,331 - census
2011 21,275 -0.26% estimation process
2012 21,323 0.23% estimation process
2013 21,291 -0.15% estimation process
2014 21,360 0.32% estimation process
2015 21,377 0.08% estimation process
2016 21,405 0.13% estimation process
2017 21,542 0.64% estimation process
2018 21,702 0.74% estimation process
2019 21,933 1.05% estimation process

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People born in Mercer County (11)

People born in Mercer County, including politician and lawyer James Harlan, congressman George Robertson, lawyer and educator John Bryan Bowman, you can see a list of people who born in Mercer County.

Other places with the same name (7)

Mercer County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Mercer County.

City Name Population Title
Harrodsburg 8,533 City in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, United Sates of America
Jackson 2,356
Burgin 992 Human settlement in Mercer County, Kentucky, United States of America

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