Mercer Island, WA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 22,036. Estimated population in July 2020: 22,862 (+3.7% change)
Males: 10,598 (48.1%), Females: 11,438 (51.9%)

King County

Zip code: 98040

Median resident age: 44.3 years
Median household income: $91,904
Median house value: $573,900

Races in Mercer Island:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.8%)
  • Chinese (5.7%)
  • Japanese (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Korean (1.5%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (17.4%), German (15.7%), Irish (10.9%), Italian (5.1%), Norwegian (4.7%), Swedish (4.5%).

Elevation: 75 feet

Land area: 6.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Mercer Island

  • High school or higher: 97.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 69.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mercer Island city

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

13.8% Foreign born (6.3% Asia, 4.4% Europe, 2.1% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +528 (+2.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Mercer Island:

  • OVERLAKE HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 4 miles; BELLEVUE, WA)
  • SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; SEATTLE, WA)
  • HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; SEATTLE, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mercer Island:

  • BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL (about 6 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: BFI)
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 11 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: SEA)
  • SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD) (about 23 miles; EVERETT, WA; Abbreviation: PAE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mercer Island:

  • WILL ROGERS WILEY POST MEML (about 7 miles; RENTON, WA; Abbreviation: W36)
  • RENTON MUNI (about 7 miles; RENTON, WA; Abbreviation: RNT)
  • SEATTLE SEAPLANES (about 7 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: 0W0)
Amtrak stations near Mercer Island:

  • 7 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: EDMONDS (211 RAILROAD AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercer Island:

  • CITY UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; BELLEVUE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,007)
  • RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 6 miles; RENTON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,623)
  • SEATTLE UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,743)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 6 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,386)
  • BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; BELLEVUE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,013)
  • ART INSTITUTE OF SEATTLE (about 9 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,313)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 9 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,013)

Schools

Public high school in Mercer Island:

  • MERCER ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,395; Location: 9100 SE 42ND; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Mercer Island:

  • NORTHWEST YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 5017 90TH AVE. SE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • ETC PREP ACADEMY IS.CREST CTR (Students: 67; Location: 8005 SE 28TH ST; Grades: 5 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mercer Island:

  • ISLANDER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,059; Location: 8225 SE 72ND; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • WEST MERCER ELEMENTARY (Students: 588; Location: 4141 81ST AVE SE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ISLAND PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 559; Location: 5437 ISLAND CREST WAY; Grades: KG – 06)
  • LAKERIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 558; Location: 8215 SE 78TH; Grades: KG – 06)
  • EEU SPECIAL EDUCATION (Students: 4; Location: 4030 86TH AVE SE; Grades: PK – 04)
  • CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING DIFFERENCES (CHI (Students: 1; Location: 4030 86TH AVE SE SUITE F; Grades: PK – 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Mercer Island:

  • ST MONICA (Students: 232; Location: 4320 87TH AVE SE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • FRENCH-AM SCH OF PUGET SOUND (Students: 137; Location: 3795 E MERCER WAY; Grades: PK – 4)
  • CHILDRENS INSTITUTE FOR LEARNI (Students: 65; Location: 4030 86TH AVE SE SUITE F; Grades: KG – 9)