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Mercer County, New Jersey

US county information
NameMercer County
StateNew Jersey
Largest cityHamilton
US Area
Total Area229 sq mi (593.1 km2)
Land Area226 sq mi (585.3 km2)
Water Area3 sq mi (7.8 km2)
Population366513 (2010)
Density627/km2 (1623.9/sq mi)

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Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its county seat is Trenton, the state capital . It is officially part of both the New York metropolitan area and the Trenton-Ewing Metropolitan Statistical Area. Unofficially, it is considered part of the Delaware Valley. The county is named for Continental Army General Hugh Mercer, who died at the Battle of Princeton in 1777. The Mercer Oak, against which the dying general rested as his men continued to fight, appears on the county seal. As of the United States 2010 Census, the population was 366,513. Mercer County ranks 80th among the highest-income counties in the United States. It also is ranked 57th in the United States by per capita income.

Mercer county is home to Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary, the Institute for Advanced Study, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State College and Mercer County Community College.

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