Mercer County, New Jersey

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Mercer County, New Jersey
County of New Jersey
County of Mercer
New Jersey State House.jpg
The New Jersey State House and its golden dome at Trenton in 2006.
Flag of Mercer County, New Jersey
Flag
Nickname(s): The Capital County[1]
Map of New Jersey highlighting Mercer County
Location in the U.S. state of New Jersey
Map of the United States highlighting New Jersey
New Jersey's location in the U.S.
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
Founded1838
Named forContinental Army General Hugh Mercer
Government
• County executive

Brian M. Hughes (D, term ends December 31, 2019)
SeatTrenton
Largest municipalityHamilton Township (population)
Hopewell Township (area)
Area
 • Total228.89 sq mi (593 km2)
 • Land224.56 sq mi (582 km2)
 • Water4.33 sq mi (11 km2), 1.89%
Population
 • (2010)366,513
374,733 (2017 est.; 12th in state)
 • Density1,623/sq mi (626.5/km2)
Congressional districts4th, 12th
Websitewww.mercercounty.org

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mercer County "The Capital County"". County of Mercer, New Jersey. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.