Mercer County ranked 11th in state for resident earnings in 2017


Mercer County ranked 11th among counties in North Dakota by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

The median income of Mercer County residents was an inflation-adjusted $35,889 per year. Mercer County had 3,649 households in 2017, with a population of 8,637.

The county with the highest median resident income in the state was Williams County. Williams County's median income was $42,466 per year after adjusting for inflation – $6,577 more than Mercer County. It had 12,895 households in 2017 and a population of 32,916.

Sioux County had the lowest annual resident income among counties in North Dakota, with a median income of only $22,396 per year. That was $13,493 less than the median income in Mercer County at the time. Sioux County had 1,114 households in 2017 and a population of 4,420.

The table below shows the state's counties ranked by median annual resident earnings in 2017.

North Dakota counties ranked by earnings per resident (2017)
Rank
County
Earnings per resident ($$$)
1
Williams County
42,466
2
McKenzie County
41,125
3
Billings County
41,027
4
Stark County
38,403
5
Steele County
37,841
6
Oliver County
37,500
7
Burke County
37,391
8
Burleigh County
36,903
9
Bowman County
36,338
10
Sargent County
36,338
11
Mercer County
35,889
12
Morton County
35,849
13
McHenry County
35,473
14
Foster County
35,160
15
Cavalier County
34,504
16
Renville County
33,750
17
LaMoure County
33,333
18
Ward County
33,281
19
Mountrail County
33,212
20
McLean County
32,513
21
Ransom County
32,093
22
Pembina County
31,946
23
Barnes County
31,821
24
Traill County
31,781
25
Stutsman County
31,756
26
Kidder County
31,737
27
Dunn County
31,658
28
Cass County
31,498
29
Towner County
31,490
30
Divide County
31,154
31
Eddy County
31,061
32
Slope County
31,050
33
Bottineau County
30,689
34
Wells County
30,618
35
Adams County
30,522
36
Nelson County
30,389
37
Dickey County
30,155
38
Richland County
30,065
39
Sheridan County
30,036
40
Walsh County
29,984
41
Griggs County
29,848
42
McIntosh County
28,668
43
Hettinger County
28,497
44
Logan County
28,000
45
Grant County
27,974
46
Ramsey County
27,423
47
Grand Forks County
27,192
48
Golden Valley County
26,629
49
Emmons County
25,183
50
Rolette County
24,594
51
Benson County
24,199
52
Pierce County
24,193
53
Sioux County
22,396
* All values are inflation-adjusted

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