Merkel, Texas

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Population in 2013: 2,592 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 1,281  (49.4%)
Females: 1,311  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  42.1 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79536.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,600 (it was $29,083 in 2000)
Merkel:

$42,600
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,802 (it was $13,292 in 2000)

Merkel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,500 (it was $32,700 in 2000)
Merkel:

$60,500
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $732.

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  • Races in Merkel, TX (2010)

    Merkel races chart
    • 2,06679.8%White alone
    • 46117.8%Hispanic
    • 271.0%Black alone
    • 190.7%Two or more races
    • 50.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.2%Asian alone
    • 40.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.1%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Merkel: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (15.3%), English (12.1%), German (11.0%), United States (8.6%), Scottish (2.9%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1870 feet

Land area: 1.96 square miles.

Population density: 1,319 people per square mile   (low).

Merkel,TX real estate house value index trend

Merkel, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Merkel:

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merkel town:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

198 residents are foreign born (7.6% Latin America).

This town:

7.6%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Merkel, Texas as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Merkel to the number of sex offenders is 153 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $957 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $599 (1.1%)

Merkel satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (15.7 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (157.2 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (189.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Trent, TX (2.6 miles ), Tye, TX (2.9 miles ), Hawley-Noodle, TX (3.6 miles ), Hawley, TX (3.9 miles ), Abilene, TX (4.0 miles ), Impact, TX (4.0 miles) , Buffalo Gap, TX (4.1 miles ), Jim Ned, TX (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $57,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $175,600
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $179,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.47 N, Longitude: 100.01 W

Area code: 325

Merkel household income distribution Merkel home values distribution

Crime rates in Merkel by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 1000000000000
per 100,000 37.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 111000200001N/A
per 100,000 37.136.337.90.00.00.077.30.00.00.00.037.7N/A
Robberies 1011201010000
per 100,000 37.10.037.937.875.40.038.70.038.30.00.00.00.0
Assaults 5750085454465
per 100,000 185.4254.1189.60.00.0300.2193.3152.4191.4152.7151.3226.2191.7
Burglaries 2021142618171922101041714
per 100,000 741.6762.3530.9983.7678.7637.9734.4838.1382.8381.8151.3640.8536.8
Thefts 3426463124302812203672618
per 100,000 1,260.7943.71,744.41,172.9905.01,125.71,082.3457.1765.71,374.6264.8980.0690.2
Auto thefts 2423201122112
per 100,000 74.2145.275.8113.575.40.038.738.176.676.437.837.776.7
Arson 2001000100010
per 100,000 74.20.00.037.80.00.00.038.10.00.00.037.70.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 263.7185.0195.2138.0113.8151.7212.6111.9114.8119.955.2164.6142.2

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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 Merkel detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Texas average:

2.05
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.3%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +116 (+4.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (27%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Merkel, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Merkel-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.1 miles away from the Merkel town center killed 5 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Merkel-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 58.5 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 249.3 miles away from Merkel center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 180.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 255.9 miles away from Merkel center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 281.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 6, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Merkel topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Merkel:

  • MERKEL NURSING CENTER (1704 N 1ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Merkel:

  • BRENDA COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ABILENE, TX)
  • CARE INN OF ABILENE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ABILENE, TX)
  • HOSPICE OF THE BIG COUNTRY (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ABILENE, TX)
  • NORTH 9TH HOUSE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ABILENE, TX)
  • RICHLAND (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ABILENE, TX)
  • HAWTHORNE HOUSE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; ABILENE, TX)
  • ABILENE HOME HEALTH PROFESSIONAL CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; ABILENE, TX)

Amtrak station near Merkel:

  • 17 miles: ABILENE (GREYHOUND STA., 535 CEDAR ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merkel:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 18 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Cisco College (about 61 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Angelo State University (about 76 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Howard College (about 86 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Tarleton State University (about 107 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Vernon College (about 124 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Midland College (about 127 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)

Public high school in Merkel:

  • Merkel High School (Students: 306; Location: 2000 S 7TH ST; Grades: 9-12; Our rating: 47)

Public elementary/middle schools in Merkel:

See full list of schools located in Merkel, School District: MERKEL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Merkel:

  • MERKEL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $20,625; Location: 100 KENT; 9,040 books; 116 audio materials; 475 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 5 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Strongest AM radio stations in Merkel: KMXO (1500 AM; 250 W; Merkel, TX; Owner: El Gran Mandamiento Broadcasting Co. Inc.)

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Notable locations in Merkel: Merkel Volunteer Fire Department (A), Merkel Emergency Medical Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Merkel: Church of Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Taylor 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 Merkel and their reported violations in the past:

BLAIR WSC (Population served: 840, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-06-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-18-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-27-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-29-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-18-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-18-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-09-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-18-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (2 times from DEC-11-2007 to DEC-11-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from DEC-11-2007 to DEC-11-2007), St Public Notif received (2 times from JAN-14-2008 to JAN-14-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2008)
  • 12 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.1%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.2% for Black residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for other race residents, 95.2% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.0%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
51 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
50 people in nursing homes in 2000

Merkel, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Merkel compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Merkel (2011 data):

  • American State Bank: Merkel Branch at 111 Edwards Street, branch established on 1904/11/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $3,079.1 mil, Deposits: $2,459.5 mil, headquarters in Lubbock, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 46 total offices, Holding Company: American State Financial Corporation
  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Merkel Branch at 301 Edwards, branch established on 2008/08/01. Info updated 2008/04/17: Bank assets: $174.1 mil, Deposits: $157.5 mil, headquarters in Sweetwater, TX, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Merkel town (based on Taylor County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant64,442166
Mainline Protestant12,58829
Catholic7,6005
Other1,8378
Black Protestant5583
Orthodox421
None44,439-
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: 12
Taylor County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Taylor County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 77
Taylor County:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 80
Here:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.2%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

27.0%
Texas:

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

10.6%
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
Other Government Administration 4$14,563$43,6890$0
Judicial and Legal 1$4,015$48,1800$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$17,562$42,1490$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,324$37,9440$0
Sewerage 1$4,740$56,8800$0
Water Supply 2$5,967$35,8020$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,796
Totals for Government 15$53,171$42,5372$1,796

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $314,000 ($121.14)
    Police Protection: $128,000 ($49.38)
    Sewerage: $85,000 ($32.79)
    Regular Highways: $64,000 ($24.69)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($19.29)
    Libraries: $34,000 ($13.12)
    Fire Protection: $28,000 ($10.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($5.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $228,000 ($87.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($3.47)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,000 ($1.93)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($7.72)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $665,000 ($256.56)
  • Tax - Property: $288,000 ($111.11)
    Public Utilities: $85,000 ($32.79)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $150,000 ($57.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $150,000 ($57.87)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $456,000 ($175.93)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $144,000 ($55.56)

8.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,227 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.29% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,370 average AGI)
Taylor County:

0.29%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jones County, TX  0.48% ($27,580 average AGI)
from Callahan County, TX  0.40% ($30,270)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.33% ($38,181)


8.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.37%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.39% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,615 average AGI)
Taylor County:

0.39%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tarrant County, TX  0.47% ($34,176 average AGI)
to Jones County, TX  0.37% ($31,785)
to Callahan County, TX  0.36% ($31,187)

Strongest AM radio stations in Merkel:

  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKC (1340 AM; 1 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: DYNAMIC BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KZQQ (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: ADRIAN LLOYD MYNATT)
  • KXOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: STEIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSLI (1280 AM; 1 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merkel:

  • KHYS (100.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN-FM (105.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBCY (99.7 FM; TYE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KULL (92.5 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCDD (103.7 FM; HAMLIN, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KGNZ (88.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KEYJ-FM (107.9 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHR (106.3 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: POWELL MEREDITH COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KAGT-FM (90.5 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: GOSPEL RADIO NETWORK)
  • KFQX-FM (98.1 FM; ANSON, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNCE (95.1 FM; BAIRD, TX; Owner: DOUD MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KOES (106.9 FM; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: TEXAS GULFWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K217CB (91.3 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KACU (89.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY)
  • KAQD (91.3 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Merkel:

  • KTXS-TV (Channel 12; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPTA-LP (Channel 63; ABILENE-SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRBC-TV (Channel 9; ABILENE, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXVA (Channel 15; ABILENE, TX; Owner: STAR BROADCASTING LIMITED)
  • KTAB-TV (Channel 32; ABILENE, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF ABILENE, LLC)
  • KIDB-CA (Channel 35; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)
  • KIDZ-LP (Channel 54; ABILENE, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTES-LP (Channel 40; ABILENE, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K51CK (Channel 51; ABILENE, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KIDT-LP (Channel 43; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)
Merkel fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Merkel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • 19,820Total average daily traffic
  • 8,720Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,750Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • I 20 & Fm 126 (Lat: 32.463444 Lon: -100.014250), Call Sign: WDL590
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2003, Expiration Date: 02/08/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/06/2011, Certifier: Phil Lawler
    Registrant: West Texas Gas Inc., Abilene, TX 79604, Phone: (915) 677-6209, Fax: (915) 672-6502
  • 2.6 Mi Sw (Lat: 32.473444 Lon: -100.041472), Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WNPM719
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.512 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/11/2003, Expiration Date: 12/23/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2011
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • Lat: 32.317111 Lon: -100.126778, Call Sign: WQNV581
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.387 MHz, 451.462 MHz, 451.537 MHz, 451.737 MHz, 452.162 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/09/2011, Expiration Date: 06/09/2021, Certifier: Brooks E Dean
    Registrant: Spectrum License Consultants Inc, 6713 Club Meadows Drive, Amarillo, TX 79124, Phone: (806) 352-4810, Fax: (806) 352-4830, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 6.8 Miles Sw Of Merkel (Lat: 32.413167 Lon: -100.107056), Structure height: 326 m, Overall height: 325.8 m, Call Sign: KPG332
    Assigned Frequencies: 450.990 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/07/1994, Expiration Date: 08/01/2014
    Registrant: Covington & Burling LLP, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 662-5552, Fax: (202) 778-5552, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Merkel)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6176D , Serial Number: 22-4823, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 02/05/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Tim Mcmurray, Route 3 Lot 6 Q C, Merkel, TX 79536
  • Aircraft: BEECH C35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 696D , Serial Number: D-2974, Year manufactured: 1951, Airworthiness Date: 08/23/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Debbie L Williams, 1411 Stewart, Merkel, TX 79536

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Merkel

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Most common first names in Merkel, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4179.0 years
John4174.3 years
Mary3976.6 years
James3677.6 years
Robert2171.0 years
Charles1777.3 years
Willie1680.7 years
Billy1464.5 years
Henry1375.0 years
Joe1271.8 years
Most common last names in Merkel, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2576.4 years
Williams2073.9 years
Wilson1580.0 years
Perry1577.3 years
West1484.8 years
Patterson1381.2 years
Cox1372.9 years
Brown1279.9 years
Moore1178.8 years
Doan1175.2 years
Businesses in Merkel, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Lane Furniture1
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