Illinois Mercer County Public Schools

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Mercer County, IL

Map of Mercer County, ILMercer County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 561.0 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 30.1 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 1.9%. On the 2000 census form, 99.3% of the population reported only one race, with 0.3% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.3% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.53 persons compared to an average family size of 2.96 persons.

In 2005 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $29,331. Per capita income grew by 23.7% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 16,912 Covered Employment 3,073
Growth (%) since 1990 -2.2% Average wage per job $23,330
Households (2000) 6,624 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 13.4%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 9,077 Average wage per job $29,331
Unemployment Rate (2005) 5.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $28,944 Average wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $44,148 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 8.7 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 84.9 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 4.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 12.6 Average wage per job $25,473

1. ALEDO HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1500 S College Ave, Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: (309) 582-2223
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 292
Grades: 9-12

2. ALEDO JR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1002 S W 6th St, Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: (309) 582-2441
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 203
Grades: 6-8

3. APOLLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 801 SW 9th St, Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: (309) 582-5350
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 414
Grades: PK-5

4. MATHERVILLE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Address: Po Box 639, Matherville, IL 61263
Phone: (309) 754-8244
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 224
Grades: 5-6

5. SHERRARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 209 1st St, Sherrard, IL 61281
Phone: (309) 593-2917
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 298
Grades: KG-4

6. WESTMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 301 Jefferson St, New Boston, IL 61272
Phone: (309) 587-8141
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 254
Grades: PK-5

7. WESTMER HIGH SCHOOL
Address: Po Box 436, Joy, IL 61260
Phone: (309) 584-4174
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 142
Grades: 9-12

8. WESTMER JR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: Po Box 436, Joy, IL 61260
Phone: (309) 584-4174
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 119
Grades: 6-8

9. WINOLA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1804 17th Ave, Viola, IL 61486
Phone: (309) 596-2114
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 310
Grades: KG-4