Mercedes, Texas

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Population in 2013: 16,352 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.8%
 
Males: 7,271  (44.5%)
Females: 9,081  (55.5%)
Median resident age:  30.1 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78570.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,124 (it was $23,064 in 2000)
Mercedes:

$27,124
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $11,196 (it was $8,658 in 2000)

Mercedes city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,897 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Mercedes:

$60,897
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $109,111; Detached houses: $117,102; Townhouses or other attached units: $329,213; In 2-unit structures: $93,546; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,982; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,080; Mobile homes: $38,157; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,116

Median gross rent in 2013: $455.

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  • Races in Mercedes, TX (2010)

    Mercedes races chart
    • 14,30291.9%Hispanic
    • 1,2057.7%White alone
    • 250.2%Two or more races
    • 170.1%American Indian alone
    • 80.05%Black alone
    • 50.03%Asian alone
    • 50.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.02%Other race alone

Races in Mercedes detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mercedes: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (3.3%), German (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 8.58 square miles.

Population density: 1,906 people per square mile   (low).

Mercedes,TX real estate house value index trend

Mercedes, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Mercedes:

  • High school or higher: 59.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mercedes city:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

2,877 residents are foreign born (15.8% Latin America).

This city:

17.4%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 72 registered sex offenders living in Mercedes, Texas as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mercedes to the number of sex offenders is 227 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,625 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $877 (1.7%)

Mercedes satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Southeast Hidalgo, TX (4.0 miles , pop. 102,051).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (114.7 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (231.3 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Llano Grande, TX (1.8 miles ), Heidelberg, TX (1.9 miles ), Bixby, TX (2.0 miles ), Southeast Hidalgo, TX (2.0 miles ), Weslaco, TX (2.1 miles ), Relampago, TX (2.1 miles) , Indian Hills, TX (2.1 miles ), Progreso, TX (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $42,500
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $51,500
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $43,000
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $38,900
  • 2001: 65 buildings, average cost: $24,300
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $45,600
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $45,600
  • 2004: 65 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2005: 46 buildings, average cost: $61,200
  • 2006: 72 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 2007: 79 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2009: 43 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2010: 64 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2011: 63 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $78,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 26.15 N, Longitude: 97.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,240 (+7.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,501 (31.0%)

Area code: 956

Mercedes household income distribution Mercedes home values distribution

Property values in Mercedes, TX


Crime rates in Mercedes by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000004210000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.026.913.36.60.00.00.00.0
Rapes 211043518657105
per 100,000 14.37.069.627.820.834.36.753.139.332.344.060.930.3
Robberies 1315658101577171713
per 100,000 93.17.034.841.834.754.867.299.645.945.2106.9103.678.9
Assaults 82238167445679867076778188
per 100,000 587.4161.3563.7466.4305.6383.9530.9570.8458.7490.7484.3493.4534.0
Burglaries 13741169181159170197221169191175168132
per 100,000 981.4287.61,176.11,260.01,104.41,165.41,324.01,466.91,107.41,233.21,100.81,023.3801.0
Thefts 309216360404438429513504580567602672623
per 100,000 2,213.61,515.02,505.22,812.43,042.32,941.03,447.83,345.33,800.53,660.93,786.64,093.33,780.3
Auto thefts 72192659717186737650493941
per 100,000 515.8133.3180.9410.7493.2486.7578.0484.5498.0322.8308.2237.6248.8
Arson 70784103636771
per 100,000 50.10.048.755.727.868.620.239.819.738.744.042.66.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 371.7137.4393.1378.2341.6375.2483.5510.7438.6414.2436.5452.7399.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Mercedes detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 36 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Texas average:

2.05
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +91 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Utilities (2%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Mercedes: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mercedes, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mercedes-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the Mercedes city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 20.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mercedes-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 310.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.5 miles away from Mercedes center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 437.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 108.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 191.7 miles away from Mercedes center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 225.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hidalgo County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mercedes topographic map

Birthplace of: Jeff Wentworth - Texas politician, J. E. "Buster" Brown - Texas State Senator, Roger Birkman - Psychologist, Kika de la Garza - Politician, Charlie Vaughan (baseball) - Baseball player, Keith Wright (wide receiver) - Football player, Ricardo S. Martinez - Federal judge, Tomas Barrientes - Boxer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Mercedes:

  • BIENVENIDOS HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (1212 SOUTH GARZA)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Mercedes:

  • HEALING ANGEL HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • ESSENTIAL HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • US RENAL CARE MID VALLEY WESLACO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/WESLACO (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • WESLACO REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • NRI WESLACO (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; WESLACO, TX)
  • BEYAMAR HOME HEALTH CARE INC II (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; WESLACO, TX)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Mercedes:

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Amtrak station near Mercedes:

  • 15 miles: HARLINGEN (215 E. MONROE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercedes:

  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 17 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 20 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 22 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 33 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 96 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 115 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 117 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Public high schools in Mercedes:

Public elementary/middle schools in Mercedes:

Private elementary/middle school in Mercedes:

  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 703 W 3RD ST; Grades: PK - 1)
See full list of schools located in Mercedes, map of school districts: MERCEDES INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Mercedes:

  • MERCEDES MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $281,158; Location: 434 S OHIO ST; 37,795 books; 2,775 audio materials; 2,823 video materials; 46 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • under schools you forgot Kennedy Elementary School 1st-5th now used to be 1st-6th.
  • Add cemeteries:Lutheran Cemetery, Presbyterian Cemetery and Mercedes Memorial Cemetery

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Notable locations in Mercedes: Llano Grande Country Club (A), Mercedes Fireman Quarters (B), Mercedes Fire Department (C), Mercedes Police Department (D), Mercedes Memorial Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mercedes include: First Baptist Church (A), First Mexican Baptist Church (B), Sunglo Fellowship Church (C), Mercedes Seventh Day Adventist Spanish Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anacuitas Cemetery (1), Cementerio Bautista (2), Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery (3), Emmanuel Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Mercedes: Kennedy Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Cactus Motel (624 San Jacinto Street).

Hidalgo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 56.6. This is better than average.

City:

56.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 28.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mercedes and their reported violations in the past:

LLANO GRANDE GOLF COURSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-21-2014)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2013), Fed FAO issued (JUL-09-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2012), Fed FAO issued (JUL-09-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2012), St Public Notif received (APR-16-2012), Fed FAO issued (JUL-09-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-30-2010 and JUN-30-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-27-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-27-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2011), Fed FAO issued (JUL-09-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2011), Fed FAO issued (JUL-09-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2011), Fed FAO issued (JUL-09-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-06-2010)
CORTINOS RESTAURANT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 51 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 41.8%
(25.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.8% for Black residents, 43.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.3% for other race residents, 38.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  79.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Mercedes, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Mercedes compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Mercedes (2011 data):

  • Texas National Bank: at 201 S. Texas, branch established on 1920/11/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $93.0 mil, Deposits: $71.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Mnb Ventures, Inc.
  • First National Bank: Mercedes Branch at 301 South Texas Avenue, branch established on 1994/08/15. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,517.0 mil, Deposits: $2,598.8 mil, headquarters in Edinburg, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bank Group, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: Mercedes Branch at 201 Starr Street, branch established on 1907/08/17. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mercedes, Texas:

  • Days Inn, 1990 W Hwy 83, Mercedes, TX 78570 , Phone: (800) 666-9871, Fax: (956) 565-9589
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites - Mercedes, 7007 East Expy 83, Mercedes, TX 78570 , Phone: (956) 565-0505, Fax: (956) 565-0525
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mercedes, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

22.2
Texas average:

14.4

Mercedes travel time to work - commute Mercedes mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mercedes city (based on Hidalgo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic269,07156
Evangelical Protestant75,327525
Other18,51043
Mainline Protestant14,39452
Orthodox1601
None397,307-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 79
Hidalgo County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
Hidalgo County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 240
Hidalgo County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

28.7%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$19,581$39,1620$0
Other Government Administration 26$79,536$36,7099$9,539
Judicial and Legal 2$5,338$32,0280$0
Police Protection - Officers 30$130,061$52,0240$0
Firefighters 6$15,640$31,28023$6,150
Solid Waste Management 6$13,311$26,6220$0
Sewerage 10$22,778$27,3340$0
Parks and Recreation 8$17,404$26,1060$0
Local Libraries 6$13,970$27,9402$1,473
Other and Unallocable 4$8,865$26,5950$0
Totals for Government 104$326,484$37,67134$17,162

Mercedes government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $586,000 ($35.84)
    General: $580,000 ($35.47)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,009,000 ($61.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $948,000 ($57.97)
    Sewerage: $947,000 ($57.91)
    Water Utilities: $689,000 ($42.14)
    General - Other: $629,000 ($38.47)
    Central Staff Services: $431,000 ($26.36)
    Libraries: $153,000 ($9.36)
    Fire Protection: $148,000 ($9.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $139,000 ($8.50)
    General Public Buildings: $79,000 ($4.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $65,000 ($3.98)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($2.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $203,000 ($12.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $582,000 ($35.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $246,000 ($15.04)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($1.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($1.22)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($0.55)
    General Public Building: $9,000 ($0.55)
    Central Staff: $8,000 ($0.49)
    Judicial: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,865,000 ($114.05)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $196,000 ($11.99)

Mercedes government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $964,000 ($58.95)
    Sewerage: $960,000 ($58.71)
    All Other: $288,000 ($17.61)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $359,000 ($21.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $280,000 ($17.12)
    Public Welfare: $42,000 ($2.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $376,000 ($22.99)
    Property Sale Other: $199,000 ($12.17)
    Rents: $120,000 ($7.34)
    General Revenue, NEC: $73,000 ($4.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,211,000 ($74.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $280,000 ($17.12)
    Highways: $269,000 ($16.45)
    Public Welfare: $27,000 ($1.65)
    General Support: $4,000 ($0.24)
  • Tax - Property: $1,557,000 ($95.22)
    Total General Sales: $702,000 ($42.93)
    Public Utilities: $451,000 ($27.58)
    NEC: $107,000 ($6.54)
    Other Selective Sales: $31,000 ($1.90)

Mercedes government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,075,000 ($310.36)
    Industrial Revenue: $680,000 ($41.59)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,490,000 ($274.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,540,000 ($94.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $4,985,000 ($304.86)
    Other, NEC: $2,705,000 ($165.42)
    Industrial Revenue: $500,000 ($30.58)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $180,000 ($11.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $245,000 ($14.98)
    Water Utilities: $90,000 ($5.50)

Mercedes government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,988,000 ($121.58)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,232,000 ($258.81)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,316,000 ($80.48)

3.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.16%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($416 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cameron County, TX  0.34% ($29,477 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.24% ($27,672)
from Starr County, TX  0.16% ($28,446)


3.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,254 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.05%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($311 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cameron County, TX  0.32% ($27,792 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.24% ($32,054)
to Bexar County, TX  0.24% ($34,839)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mercedes:

  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mercedes:

  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • K206BP (89.1 FM; WESLACO, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mercedes:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KZMC-LP (Channel 35; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KSTI-LP (Channel 69; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KJST-LP (Channel 28; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Mercedes fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mercedes)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 101 N Ohio (Lat: 26.151750 Lon: -97.911667), Call Sign: KNGQ575
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.995 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/2013, Expiration Date: 04/04/2023
    Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 209-3097, Email:
  • Intersection N Colorado & 1st Sts (Lat: 26.151750 Lon: -97.921944), Call Sign: KNFG804
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.025 MHz, 460.075 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/21/2012, Expiration Date: 04/30/2022
    Registrant: Part 90 Lmr Services, LLC, Harlingen, TX 78550-4251, Phone: (956) 412-5122, Fax: (956) 412-5129, Email:
  • Lat: 26.135028 Lon: -97.931278, Call Sign: WPXP706
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.387 MHz, 456.412 MHz, 457.037 MHz, 457.062 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/16/2013, Expiration Date: 05/16/2023, Certifier: Donald E Gibson
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 26.142583 Lon: -97.902500, Call Sign: WQBS595
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, 467.212 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2004, Expiration Date: 12/06/2014, Certifier: Liborio Hinojosa
    Registrant: Federal Licensing, Inc., 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • 5001 E Expressway 83, Ste 907 (Lat: 26.138889 Lon: -97.900556), Call Sign: WQJQ491
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.262 MHz, 462.337 MHz, 462.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/25/2018, Certifier: Chris Voity
    Registrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (800) 475-5852, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • MERCEDES, 2500 Mile 8 North, Sw Corner Of Mi 8 N Rd & Mi 1.5 Rd (Lat: 26.171222 Lon: -97.886444), Type: Mast, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 48.2 m, Call Sign: WMQ920
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6655.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • MERCEDES, Lat: 26.151333 Lon: -97.918500, Call Sign: WPUT361
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.318 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/29/2002, Expiration Date: 04/29/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/30/2012, Certifier: Ricardo Garcia
    Registrant: Mountain States Pipe And Supply, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0698, Phone: (719) 634-5555, Fax: (719) 634-5551, Email:
  • West Mercedes, 19000 W Expressway 83 (Lat: 26.150806 Lon: -97.939806), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.8 m, Overall height: 32.3 m, Call Sign: WQIX821
    Assigned Frequencies: 11525.0 MHz, 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/13/2008, Expiration Date: 06/13/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/13/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 0.4 Km West Of Sh 506 (Lat: 26.119222 Lon: -97.833583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 244 m, Overall height: 250 m, Call Sign: KNKC418
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.840 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/18/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/07/2003, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mercedes)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mercedes)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$76,1836$71,21011$83,7853$24,6071$507,4501$39,6802$30,235
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$29,0901$96,0407$46,2991$18,8200$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$70,9805$73,20826$65,78322$25,1560$01$113,6201$52,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$87,1202$48,9106$113,3452$25,0500$00$01$78,740
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$40,3403$103,8502$19,1700$01$40,8201$39,610

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0229.00 , 0230.00, 0231.01, 0231.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$27,740
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0229.00 , 0230.00, 0231.01, 0231.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 230
  • Hazardous Condition: 89
  • Service Call: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Mercedes

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mercedes, TX
Businesses in Mercedes, TX
NameCountNameCount
ALDO2Haagen-Dazs1
Aeropostale2IZOD1
American Eagle Outfitters1Jones New York3
Ann Taylor1Journeys1
AutoZone1Juicy Couture1
Banana Republic1Justice1
Bath & Body Works1La Quinta1
Brooks Brothers1Lane Bryant1
Casual Male XL1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Charlotte Russe1Little Caesars Pizza1
Church's Chicken1New York & Co1
Clarks1Nike1
Cricket Wireless3Old Navy1
Dairy Queen1Pac Sun1
DressBarn1Pizza Hut1
Dressbarn1Rue211
Eddie Bauer1Shoe Carnival1
Famous Footwear1Skechers USA1
FedEx1Starbucks1
Foot Locker1Subway2
Gap1UPS1
Gymboree1Vans4
H&R Block1Wet Seal1
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