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Population in 2012: 2,604 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 

Males: 1,238  (47.6%)
Females: 1,366  (52.4%)

Median resident age:  37.7 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79536.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,294 (it was $29,083 in 2000)
Merkel:

$37,294
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,565

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,348 (it was $32,700 in 2000)
Merkel:

$65,348
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $54,625; Detached houses: $58,259; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $78,682; Mobile homes: $35,581

Median gross rent in 2012: $663.

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  • White alone - 2,066 (79.8%)
  • Hispanic - 461 (17.8%)
  • Black alone - 27 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 19 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Merkel: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (12.1%), Irish (11.4%), English (9.9%), German (8.8%), Scottish (2.5%), French (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1870 feet

Land area: 1.96 square miles.

Population density: 1,325 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Merkel:

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merkel town:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

214 residents are foreign born

This town:  8.3%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Merkel, Texas as of August 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Merkel to the number of sex offenders is 137 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $842 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $688 (1.2%)

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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
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $175,600
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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
Murders 100000000000
per 100,000 37.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 111000200001
per 100,000 37.136.337.90.00.00.077.30.00.00.00.037.7
Robberies 101120101000
per 100,000 37.10.037.937.875.40.038.70.038.30.00.00.0
Assaults 575008545446
per 100,000 185.4254.1189.60.00.0300.2193.3152.4191.4152.7151.3226.2
Burglaries 20211426181719221010417
per 100,000 741.6762.3530.9983.7678.7637.9734.4838.1382.8381.8151.3640.8
Thefts 34264631243028122036726
per 100,000 1260.7943.71744.41172.9905.01125.71082.3457.1765.71374.6264.8980.0
Auto thefts 242320112211
per 100,000 74.2145.275.8113.575.40.038.738.176.676.437.837.7
Arson 200100010001
per 100,000 74.20.00.037.80.00.00.038.10.00.00.037.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 263.9185.1195.3138.1113.9151.8212.8112.0114.9120.055.2164.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Texas average:

1.95

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Merkel, Texas accommodation, waste management, health care - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +116 (+4.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Merkel-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 114% 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 below Texas state average. It is 96% 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 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from Merkel center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Merkel:

  • MERKEL NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1704 N 1ST)

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Merkel, TX

Amtrak station near Merkel:

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

Local government website: www.merkeltexas.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merkel:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 18 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,947)
  • Angelo State University (about 76 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,118)
  • Tarleton State University (about 107 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,579)
  • Midwestern State University (about 131 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • Weatherford College (about 131 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • Texas Tech University (about 133 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 134 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)

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: 390, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-18-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-06-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-06-2006)
  • 6 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-17-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (NOV-25-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2004)
  • Notification, Public - In NOV-2000, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.6%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Black residents, 11.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.7% for other race residents, 96.6% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Merkel, TX

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 compared to Texas state average:

Merkel, Texas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Merkel travel time to work - commute


Merkel mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.09%
Here67.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents50.5%14.1%11.9%9.8%1.8%
Congregations25.2%25.8%11.9%3.1%1.3%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentEpiscopal ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.6%1.3%1.3%1.2%6.4%
Congregations0.6%1.3%1.3%5.7%23.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Here:

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.
Texas:

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
This county:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Taylor County:

9.2%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
State:

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

10.6%
Texas:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$8,400$33,6000$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,316$27,7920$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$10,130$30,3900$0
Streets and Highways 2$3,648$21,8880$0
Sewerage 1$2,734$32,8080$0
Water Supply 2$3,442$20,6520$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$766
Totals for Government 13$30,670$28,3111$766

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $314,000 ($120.58)
    Police Protection: $128,000 ($49.16)
    Sewerage: $85,000 ($32.64)
    Regular Highways: $64,000 ($24.58)
    Financial Administration: $50,000 ($19.20)
    Libraries: $34,000 ($13.06)
    Fire Protection: $28,000 ($10.75)
    Parks & Recreation: $14,000 ($5.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $228,000 ($87.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($3.46)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,000 ($1.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($7.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $665,000 ($255.38)
  • Tax - Property: $288,000 ($110.60)
    Public Utilities: $85,000 ($32.64)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $150,000 ($57.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $150,000 ($57.60)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $456,000 ($175.12)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $144,000 ($55.30)

9.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,462 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.03%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.60% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,086 average AGI)
Taylor County:

0.60%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jones County, TX  0.53% ($141,385 average AGI)
from Callahan County, TX  0.51% ($29,009)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.38% ($28,269)


9.58% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.58%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.49% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,760 average AGI)
Taylor County:

0.49%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tarrant County, TX  0.55% ($31,231 average AGI)
to Jones County, TX  0.46% ($28,906)
to Callahan County, TX  0.46% ($34,228)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Merkel, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 38
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 180
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 273
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 197
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 468
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26

See more detailed statistics of Merkel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


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


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Merkel, TX

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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