Mercedes, Texas

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Population in 2017: 16,734 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +22.6%
 
Males: 8,140  (48.6%)
Females: 8,594  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

30.2 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78570.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,421 (it was $23,064 in 2000)
Mercedes:

$34,421
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,388 (it was $8,658 in 2000)

Mercedes city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $70,190 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Mercedes:

$70,190
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $127,676; detached houses: $142,400; townhouses or other attached units: $262,772; in 2-unit structures: $32,298; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $519,565; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $121,869; mobile homes: $40,460; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $32,971

Median gross rent in 2017: $573.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mercedes: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 37.9%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.2% for Black residents, 39.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.8% for other race residents, 35.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mercedes, TX (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 89 registered sex offenders living in Mercedes, Texas as of October 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mercedes is 190 to 1.


Crime rates in Mercedes by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(26.9)
2
(13.3)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.1)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(20.8)
5
(34.3)
1
(6.7)
8
(53.1)
6
(39.3)
5
(32.3)
7
(44.0)
10
(60.9)
5
(30.3)
10
(60.7)
15
(89.3)
13
(77.2)
14
(83.5)
17
(100.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(34.7)
8
(54.8)
10
(67.2)
15
(99.6)
7
(45.9)
7
(45.2)
17
(106.9)
17
(103.6)
13
(78.9)
10
(60.7)
10
(59.6)
6
(35.7)
9
(53.7)
9
(53.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
44
(305.6)
56
(383.9)
79
(530.9)
86
(570.8)
70
(458.7)
76
(490.7)
77
(484.3)
81
(493.4)
88
(534.0)
81
(491.3)
70
(417.0)
65
(386.2)
75
(447.4)
54
(320.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
159
(1,104)
170
(1,165)
197
(1,324)
221
(1,467)
169
(1,107)
191
(1,233)
175
(1,101)
168
(1,023)
132
(801.0)
165
(1,001)
103
(613.5)
106
(629.8)
123
(733.8)
92
(545.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
438
(3,042)
429
(2,941)
513
(3,448)
504
(3,345)
580
(3,801)
567
(3,661)
602
(3,787)
672
(4,093)
623
(3,780)
639
(3,876)
509
(3,032)
528
(3,137)
557
(3,323)
510
(3,023)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
71
(493.2)
71
(486.7)
86
(578.0)
73
(484.5)
76
(498.0)
50
(322.8)
49
(308.2)
39
(237.6)
41
(248.8)
36
(218.3)
24
(143.0)
34
(202.0)
33
(196.9)
44
(260.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(27.8)
10
(68.6)
3
(20.2)
6
(39.8)
3
(19.7)
6
(38.7)
7
(44.0)
7
(42.6)
1
(6.1)
7
(42.5)
8
(47.7)
5
(29.7)
10
(59.7)
1
(5.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)326.7358.8462.3488.3419.4396.1417.3432.8381.9419.6360.3335.5372.4352.5

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City-data.com crime index in Mercedes, TX

Crime rate in Mercedes detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 38 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Texas average:

1.54
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Ancestries: American (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 8.58 square miles.

Population density: 1,951 people per square mile   (low).

Mercedes, Texas map

2,770 residents are foreign born (15.7% Latin America).

This city:

16.2%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,833 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $887 (1.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 26.15 N, Longitude: 97.92 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,604 (+15.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,221 (38.3%)

Area code: 956

Distribution of median household income in Mercedes, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mercedes, TX in 2017

Property values in Mercedes, TX

Mercedes satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 47 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 2014: 23 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2015: 31 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2016: 76 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2017: 51 buildings, average cost: $92,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Mercedes, TX residents
Average permit cost in Mercedes, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Mercedes, TX
Historical housing units in Mercedes, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +91 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in Mercedes, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (22.5%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Apparel (3.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (14.2%)
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (4.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (31.9%)
  • Health care (20.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Apparel (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.3%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Mercedes, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)

Average climate in Mercedes, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mercedes, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.3. This is about average.

City:

82.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

8.5

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 the city 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 Mercedes 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 Mercedes 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mercedes topographic map

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)

Biggest public high schools in Mercedes:

Public elementary/middle schools in Mercedes:

  • RUBEN HINOJOSA EL (Students: 648, Location: 500 S RIO RICO RD, Grades: 1-5)
  • JOHN F KENNEDY (Students: 374, Location: 837 S OHIO, Grades: 6)
  • TAYLOR EL (Location: 900 N MISSOURI AVE, Grades: 1-5)
  • TRAVIS EL (Location: 1551 S GEORGIA AVE, Grades: 1-5)
  • NORTH EL (Location: 2528 N FM 491, Grades: 1-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Mercedes:

  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 40, Location: 703 W 3RD ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Mercedes

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Mercedes:

Marital status in Mercedes, TX
  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Mercedes:

  • High school or higher: 66.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.6
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mercedes
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mercedes, TX (based on Hidalgo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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
This county:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.7%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

15.8%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.0%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.8%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Mercedes:

28.6
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.7%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mercedes:

12.6%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.4%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

52.8%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.0%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mercedes, TX Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 30$130,061$52,0240$0
Other Government Administration 26$79,536$36,7099$9,539
Sewerage 10$22,778$27,3340$0
Parks and Recreation 8$17,404$26,1060$0
Solid Waste Management 6$13,311$26,6220$0
Firefighters 6$15,640$31,28023$6,150
Local Libraries 6$13,970$27,9402$1,473
Financial Administration 6$19,581$39,1620$0
Other and Unallocable 4$8,865$26,5950$0
Judicial and Legal 2$5,338$32,0280$0
Totals for Government 104$326,484$37,67134$17,162

Mercedes government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $8,862,000 ($529.58)
    Regular Highways: $884,000 ($52.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $69,000 ($4.12)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $4,104,000 ($245.25)
    Police Protection: $2,666,000 ($159.32)
    Sewerage: $1,597,000 ($95.43)
    General - Other: $1,509,000 ($90.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,238,000 ($73.98)
    Water Utilities: $1,065,000 ($63.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $947,000 ($56.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $429,000 ($25.64)
    Regular Highways: $363,000 ($21.69)
    Libraries: $334,000 ($19.96)
    Financial Administration: $225,000 ($13.45)
    Health - Other: $180,000 ($10.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $94,000 ($5.62)
    General Public Buildings: $78,000 ($4.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $713,000 ($42.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,048,000 ($241.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $369,000 ($22.05)

Mercedes government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,768,000 ($105.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,285,000 ($76.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $52,000 ($3.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $95,000 ($5.68)
    Health and Hospitals: $44,000 ($2.63)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $609,000 ($36.39)
    General Revenue - Other: $590,000 ($35.26)
    Rents: $112,000 ($6.69)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($2.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,302,000 ($137.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $2,314,000 ($138.28)
    Other: $402,000 ($24.02)
    General Local Government Support: $12,000 ($0.72)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,403,000 ($382.63)
    Property: $3,798,000 ($226.96)
    Public Utilities Sales: $530,000 ($31.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $129,000 ($7.71)
    Other License: $123,000 ($7.35)
    Amusements Sales: $6,000 ($0.36)

Mercedes government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,057,000 ($1915.68)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,167,000 ($1802.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,107,000 ($364.95)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,217,000 ($252.00)

Mercedes government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,427,000 ($145.03)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,509,000 ($747.52)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,638,000 ($97.88)

2.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.70%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.02%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cameron County, TX  0.34% ($38,428 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.21% ($37,634)
from Bexar County, TX  0.17% ($57,802)


3.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($382 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bexar County, TX  0.33% ($42,402 average AGI)
to Cameron County, TX  0.29% ($40,000)
to Harris County, TX  0.27% ($36,059)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Mercedes fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 1,266ft / 386mTotal length
  • $22,000Total costs
  • 538,964Total average daily traffic
  • 57,111Total average daily truck traffic
  • 822,900Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mercedes, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 212000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mercedes, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 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: 26.159472 Lon: -97.888167, Call Sign: WPZS517,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.987 MHz, 462.937 MHz, Grant Date: 03/03/2004, Expiration Date: 03/03/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2014, Certifier: Pamela A Fichtler, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste 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, Cancellation Date: 02/07/2015, Certifier: Liborio Hinojosa, Registrant: Federal Licensing, Inc., 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
  • 5001 East Expressway 83, Suite 951 (Lat: 26.151389 Lon: -97.915833), Call Sign: WQJN236,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.850 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.900 MHz, 467.925 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/2008, Expiration Date: 11/05/2018, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2019, Certifier: Bobby Rush, Registrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (800) 475-5852, 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, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2019, Certifier: Chris Voity, Registrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd, Lakeville, MN 55044-8353, Phone: (800) 475-5852, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • 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: 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 09/08/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, 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:
  • Mercedes Tower - VTX, Lat: 26.250778 Lon: -97.943389, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 37 m, Overall height: 40 m, Call Sign: WQXD508,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz... (+28 more), Grant Date: 02/04/2016, Expiration Date: 02/04/2026, Certifier: Peter Vasquez, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • CC01395A, Off W Expy 83 (Lat: 26.150556 Lon: -97.939444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.8 m, Call Sign: WRAT912,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/01/2018, Expiration Date: 03/01/2028, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CONSOLIDATED VULTEE BT-13A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 59890 , Serial Number: 5348, Year manufactured: 1942
    Registrant (Individual): G C Acord, Centrl Valley Arpt, Mercedes, TX 78570

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 in Mercedes, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mercedes, TX - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 149. The highest number of fires - 287 took place in 2011, and the least - 31 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Mercedes, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (66.8%), and Structure Fires (15.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mercedes, TX
    • 1,50066.8%Outside Fires
    • 34015.1%Structure Fires
    • 31013.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 954.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mercedes, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mercedes, Texas:

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites - Mercedes, 7007 East Expy 83, Mercedes, Texas 78570 , Phone: (956) 565-0505, Fax: (956) 565-0525
  • Quality Inn, 4701 E Expy 83, Mercedes, Texas 78570 , Phone: (956) 260-4701
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mercedes, Texas
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mercedes, TX
  • 73.7%Electricity
  • 23.2%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mercedes, TX
  • 69.5%Electricity
  • 26.0%Utility gas
  • 3.5%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Mercedes compared to Texas state average:

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

Mercedes on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 (78570) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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