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Mercer Island, WA City Information

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Population / Demographics Mercer Island

County: King County

Spanning five miles long and just two miles wide in scenic Lake Washington, Mercer Island is a true island community in every sense. It regularly ranks among the top residential communities in the state on account of its beautiful residential neighborhoods, preserved open spaces, and scenic developed coastline. It is a short distance from Seattle and Bellevue but enjoys an atmosphere that is all its own, unperturbed by the big-city environs nearby. Residents enjoy a city rich in history and filled with activities, shopping, and unique dining experiences while still only a fifteen minute commute from the city.

For photos and more information about things to do in Mercer Island, visit Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce

Population of Mercer Island

At 2010 census: 22,699
2016 estimate: 25,134

Demographics of Mercer Island

White 74.2%
Hispanic 3.2%
Asian 17.4%
African-American/Black 1.8%
Other/Multicultural 3.4%

King County Economy

Unemployment rate - 3.9%
Job growth from Sep 2016 to Sep 2017 - (2.17%)

(Source: Washington State Employment Securities Department)

Property Tax - King County - 1.025%
(Source: calculator)

Top 5 King County Employers

1.Boeing Co. - Aviation
2.Microsoft Corp. - Technology
3.University of Washington - Education - Technology
5.King County Government - Public

King County Voting

Republican - 21.7%
Democrat - 72.1%
Independent - 6.2%
(Source: 2016 King County Voting)

Mercer Island Median Housing Cost

While the data can change at different times of the year, currently the median housing cost is being reported by one source as $1.5M (Source: Seattle Times)

Mercer Island Highest/Lowest Temps

January low - 35
January high - 46
July low - 55
July high - 75

Distance from Mercer Island in Miles

Mercer Island to Seattle: (via I-90 W) 10 min - 16 min (7 miles)

Mercer Island to Vancouver, BC: (via I-5 N) 2 hours 30 min - 3 hours 10 min (147 miles)

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