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  • NJM12 municipalities
  • Land area: 226.10 square miles
  • 10% of the US population is within 75 miles of Mercer County
  • Population, 2014 estimate: 371,537
  • Median household income, 2010 - 2014 data: $74,118
  • Equidistant from New York and Philadelphia
  • More than 27,000 acres of open space and preserved farmland
  • Seven parks, seven recreational areas, four public golf courses, a living history farm and wildlife center
  • Five colleges and universities
  • Within a two-hour drive of 30 million people
  • Great transportation services including Trenton-Mercer Airport offering commercial and corporate air travel
  • The top five industries, based on number of employees, include: Government; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Health Care and Social Assistance; Educational Services; and Retail Trade
  • 16 of top 20 professions in Mercer County are growing (source: NJ Department of Labor)
  • The unemployment rate in Mercer County is consistently lower than state and national averages
  • Mercer County has delivered more than 80 loans totaling $5.3 million through its Loan Fund
  • More than 700 jobs created or retained by Mercer County Loan Fund since 2001