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Mercer County, New Jersey

county in New Jersey, United States

Mercer County is a county in New Jersey, United States of America. Trenton, the capital of New Jersey is in Mercer County. As of the year 2006, 367,605 people lived in the county. Mercer county was founded in the year 1838.

Mercer County
County of Mercer
The New Jersey State House and its golden dome at Trenton in 2006.
The New Jersey State House and its golden dome at Trenton in 2006.
Flag of Mercer County
Flag
Nickname(s): 
The Capital County[1]
Map of New Jersey highlighting Mercer County
Location within the U.S. state of New Jersey
Map of the United States highlighting New Jersey
New Jersey's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°17′N 74°42′W / 40.28°N 74.70°W / 40.28; -74.70Coordinates: 40°17′N 74°42′W / 40.28°N 74.70°W / 40.28; -74.70
Country United States
State New Jersey
Founded1838
Named forContinental Army General Hugh Mercer
SeatTrenton
Largest municipalityHamilton Township (population)
Hopewell Township (area)
Area
 • Total228.89 sq mi (592.8 km2)
 • Land224.56 sq mi (581.6 km2)
 • Water4.33 sq mi (11.2 km2)  1.89%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total366,513
374,733 (2017 est.; 12th in state)
 • Density1,623/sq mi (626.5/km2)
Congressional districts4th, 12th
Websitewww.mercercounty.org

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Mercer County "The Capital County"". County of Mercer, New Jersey. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)