Mertens, Texas

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Population in 2014: 124 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.1%
 
Males: 55  (44.8%)
Females: 69  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  32.1 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years

Zip code: 76666

Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,592 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Mertens:

$33,592
TX:

$56,565

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $15,976 (it was $13,422 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $61,567 (it was $47,500 in 2000)
Mertens:

$61,567
TX:

$161,500

Median gross rent in 2016: $796.

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    • 8769.6%White alone
    • 3830.4%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mertens: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.7%), English (10.7%), Irish (6.7%), Czech (1.3%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 541 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 282 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Mertens:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mertens town:

  • Never married: 14.4%
  • Now married: 69.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.0%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

6 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America).

This town:

4.1%
Texas:

16.7%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Mertens, Texas as of December 11, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Mertens to the number of sex offenders is 73 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,414 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $269 (0.5%)

Mertens satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waco, TX (38.3 miles , pop. 113,726).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Arlington, TX (46.7 miles , pop. 332,969).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (51.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Frost, TX (2.3 miles ), Milford, TX (2.3 miles ), Italy, TX (2.9 miles ), Bynum, TX (3.0 miles ), Carl's Corner, TX (3.0 miles) , Malone, TX (3.1 miles ), Blooming Grove, TX (3.3 miles ), Hillsboro, TX (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 32.06 N, Longitude: 96.89 W

Mertens household income distribution Mertens home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +42 (+40.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Retail trade (57%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (24%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (5%)

Average climate in Mertens, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mertens, Texas average temperatures Mertens, Texas average precipitation Mertens, Texas humidity Mertens, Texas wind speed Mertens, Texas snowfall Mertens, Texas sunshine Mertens, Texas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Mertens-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Mertens town center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mertens-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 80% 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 235.5 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 181.9 miles away from Mertens 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 402.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.1 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) earthquake occurred 207.8 miles away from Mertens center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 236.3 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 Hill County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mertens topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mertens:

  • TRINITY MISSION HEALTH AND REHAB OF ITALY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ITALY, TX)
  • ITALY CONV CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ITALY, TX)
  • FMC HILLSBORO KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; HILLSBORO, TX)
  • CANTERBURY VILLA OF HILLSBORO (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HILLSBORO, TX)
  • HOMESTEAD NURSING AND REHABILITATION OF HILLSBORO (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HILLSBORO, TX)
  • TOWN HALL ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HILLSBORO, TX)
  • UNDERWOOD HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; HILLSBORO, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mertens:

  • Hill College (about 12 miles; Hillsboro, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,968)
  • Navarro College (about 24 miles; Corsicana, TX; FT enrollment: 7,711)
  • Texas State Technical College-Waco (about 32 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 4,210)
  • McLennan Community College (about 37 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 6,673)
  • Baylor University (about 38 miles; Waco, TX; FT enrollment: 14,800)
  • Cedar Valley College (about 40 miles; Lancaster, TX; FT enrollment: 3,603)
  • Dallas Baptist University (about 46 miles; Dallas, TX; FT enrollment: 4,280)

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Notable location: Mertens Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.2. This is about average.

City:

79.2
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.12. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.12
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.352. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.352
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 28.4%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 93.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  64.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.7%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
Texas average:

14.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mertens town (based on Hill County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,20278
Mainline Protestant2,36315
Black Protestant9875
Catholic9153
Other3544
None16,268-
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: 6
Hill County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Hill County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Hill County:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hill County:

28.5%
Texas:

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

14.9%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.0%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.1%
State:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

25.2%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mertens:

12.0%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mertens:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mertens:

35.4%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Mertens:

52.1%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Mertens:

75.7%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mertens, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$217
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,022
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,239

8.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from McLennan County, TX  1.19% ($30,037 average AGI)
from Johnson County, TX  0.89% ($35,510)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.81% ($41,763)


8.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.13%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McLennan County, TX  1.27% ($31,034 average AGI)
to Johnson County, TX  0.86% ($37,899)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.78% ($38,326)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mertens:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mertens:

  • KRBV (100.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF FORT WORTH)
  • KLLI (105.3 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • KEGL (97.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOAI (107.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: INFINITY KOAI-FM, INC.)
  • KDOS (107.9 FM; ROBINSON, TX; Owner: KICI-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KKDA-FM (104.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KHKS (106.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVIL-FM (103.7 FM; HIGHLAND PARK-DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TEXAS)
  • KZPS (92.5 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBFB (97.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSCS (96.3 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KLNO (94.1 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HBC LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KCBI (90.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KDGE (102.1 FM; FORT WORTH-DALLAS, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDMX (102.9 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KERA (90.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLUV-FM (98.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF DALLAS)
  • WRR (101.1 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CITY OF DALLAS, TEXAS)
  • KVTT (91.7 FM; DALLAS, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KLTY (94.9 FM; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Mertens:

  • KSEX-LP (Channel 57; DALLAS, TX; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTVT (Channel 11; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: CBS STATIONS GROUP OF TEXAS L.P.)
  • KXAS-TV (Channel 5; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: STATION VENTURE OPERATIONS, LP)
  • KDTN (Channel 2; DENTON, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDAF (Channel 33; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KDFI (Channel 27; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NEW DMIC, INC.)
  • KMPX (Channel 29; DECATUR, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KUVN (Channel 23; GARLAND, TX; Owner: KUVN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KTXA (Channel 21; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: VIACOM TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP OF DALLAS/FORT WORTH L.P.)
  • KSTR-TV (Channel 49; IRVING, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA DALLAS LLC)
  • KPXD (Channel 68; ARLINGTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON DALLAS LICENSE, INC.)
  • KERA-TV (Channel 13; DALLAS, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAA-TV (Channel 8; DALLAS, TX; Owner: WFAA-TV, L.P.)
  • KDFW (Channel 4; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KDFW LICENSE, INC.)
  • KXTX-TV (Channel 39; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KDTX-TV (Channel 58; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KNAV-LP (Channel 30; CORSICANA, TX; Owner: NAVARRO COLLEGE)
  • KFWD (Channel 52; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: HIC BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KATA-LP (Channel 60; MESQUITE, TX; Owner: JANE McGINNIS)
  • K26HF (Channel 26; BRITTON, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHPK-LP (Channel 28; DE SOTO, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KVFW-LP (Channel 65; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: GERALD BENAVIDES)

Mertens fatal accident list:

Sep 17, 1983 08:10 AM, 22, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 1,550Total average daily traffic
  • 2,410Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Mertens)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DA33XC182, Rt 1 Box 58c (Da33xc182) (Lat: 32.069500 Lon: -96.852444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQRA344
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHzGrant Date: 04/03/2013, Expiration Date: 04/03/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD5DII, Grant Date: 02/20/1998, Expiration Date: 02/20/2008, Cancellation Date: 02/23/2010, Registrant: Timothy K Fischer, Rr 1 Box 47, Mertens, TX 76666

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (72%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)

Mertens compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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