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Mercer County, WV Public Records

Circuit Court
1501 Main St, Ste. 111
Princeton, WV 24740 http://www.mercerwvcircuitcourt.org/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 304-487-8323, 304-487-8371
F: 304-425-1598
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $10,000, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, adoption, mental health, guardianship or conservatorship records released
Magistrate Court
120 Scott St, #103
Princeton, WV 24740 http://www.courtswv.gov/lower-courts/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 304-431-7115, 304-325-3774
F: 304-425-8063
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Infractions, Traffic
Probate Court
1501 W Main St, #121
Princeton, WV 24740 http://www.mercercounty.wv.gov/county
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 304-487-8455, 304-487-8412
F: 304-487-9842
Jurisdiction: Probate
Records are held by the County Clerk,

Mercer County, WV Vital Records

Contact the Mercer County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Mercer County
County Clerk
1501 W Main St, Ste 121
Princeton, WV 24740 http://www.mercercountywv.org/county-
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 304-487-8312
Fax: 304-431-8509

Mercer County Vital Certificates

Mercer County Vital Certificates

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Mercer County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 420.43 sq mi
Population (2009): 61,921
  • Females: 52.1%
  • White: 92.2%
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 0.7%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 91.6%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,059
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 22%
High School Graduates (2000): 72.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 13.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.33
Housing Units (2000): 30,143
Homeownership Rate (2000): 76.8%
Migration Flow to Mercer County, WV from (2007-2008):

Mercer County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $994,482
  • Construction: $47,120
  • Retail Trade: $104,075
  • Professional and Technical Services: $37,120
  • Healthcare: $160,858
  • Banking: $31,169
  • Retail Trade: $104,075
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $32,846
  • Manufacturing: $67,793
  • Farms: $-2,514
  • Government: $255,832
Employed (2000): 23,451
Unemployed (2000): 2,544
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.8%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $27,898
Local Government Employment (2007): 3,247
Local Government Revenue (2007): $197,562 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $138,130 (thou. dol.)

Mercer County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 754
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.3
Deaths (2007): 900
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 7
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.3

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Mercer County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 244
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 6
  • Forcible rape: 14
  • Robbery: 34
  • Aggravated Assault: 190
Property Crimes (2008): 1,647
  • Burglary: 495
  • Larceny-Theft: 1,030
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 122

Mercer County Genealogy Records

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