Mertzon, Texas

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Population in 2013: 788 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 
Males: 393  (49.9%)
Females: 395  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  43.3 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 76941.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,339 (it was $33,333 in 2000)
Mertzon:

$42,339
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,986 (it was $17,795 in 2000)

Mertzon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,600 (it was $54,000 in 2000)
Mertzon:

$59,600
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $80,035; Detached houses: $93,503; Mobile homes: $35,702

Median gross rent in 2013: $837.

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  • Races in Mertzon, TX (2010)

    Mertzon races chart
    • 47761.1%White alone
    • 28035.9%Hispanic
    • 131.7%Two or more races
    • 91.2%Black alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mertzon: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (13.5%), Irish (11.1%), English (9.7%), French (5.0%), French Canadian (3.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.52 square miles.

Population density: 518 people per square mile   (low).

Mertzon, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Mertzon:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mertzon city:

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

29 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America).

This city:

3.8%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Mertzon, Texas as of September 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mertzon to the number of sex offenders is 256 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $744 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $671 (1.2%)

Mertzon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Angelo, TX (25.5 miles , pop. 88,439).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: San Antonio, TX (186.1 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: West Tom Green, TX (4.0 miles ), Christoval, TX (4.5 miles ), San Angelo, TX (5.1 miles ), Carlsbad, TX (5.1 miles ), Grape Creek, TX (5.2 miles ), Eldorado, TX (5.5 miles ), East Tom Green, TX (5.8 miles ), Big Lake, TX (6.2 miles ).

Latitude: 31.26 N, Longitude: 100.82 W

Area code: 325

Mertzon household income distribution Mertzon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +59 (+7.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (24%)
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Material moving occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Mertzon, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Mertzon-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the Mertzon city center killed 13 people and injured 159 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mertzon-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 165.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 122.5 miles away from Mertzon 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 153.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.7 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) earthquake occurred 234.0 miles away from Mertzon center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 235.8 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 Irion County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mertzon topographic map

Birthplace of: Laura Bullion - Old West.

Airports located in Mertzon:

See details about airports located in Mertzon, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mertzon:

  • Angelo State University (about 25 miles; San Angelo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,019)
  • Howard College (about 78 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Midland College (about 93 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (about 100 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 2,982)
  • Odessa College (about 102 miles; Odessa, TX; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 107 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Cisco College (about 134 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)

Public high school in Mertzon:

  • Irion High School (Students: 181; Location: 301 N 3RD; Grades: 7-12; Our rating: 75)

Public elementary/middle school in Mertzon:

See full list of schools located in Mertzon

Library in Mertzon:

  • IRION COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $24,622; Location: 111 W FAYETTE AVE; 10,482 books; 609 audio materials; 88 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Mertzon: Irion County Volunteer Fire Department (A), Irion County Museum (B), Irion County Emergency Medical Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Mertzon 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Mertzon (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Mertzon: The First National Bank Of Mertzon at Main And Broadway, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $260.5 mil, Deposits: $242.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Coal or coke (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 Mertzon city (based on Irion County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5001
Evangelical Protestant4232
Mainline Protestant2863
None390-
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: 1
Irion County:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Irion County:

11.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Irion County:

26.5%
Texas:

26.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,917
Water Supply 3$10,572$42,2880$0
Totals for Government 3$10,572$42,2881$1,917

Mertzon government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $112,000 ($142.13)
    Water Utilities: $89,000 ($112.94)
    Financial Administration: $30,000 ($38.07)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($35.53)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($32.99)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($22.84)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($16.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($1.27)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $4,000 ($5.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $56,000 ($71.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $114,000 ($144.67)

Mertzon government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $78,000 ($98.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($8.88)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($2.54)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $88,000 ($111.68)
  • Tax - Property: $78,000 ($98.98)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $42,000 ($53.30)
    Public Utilities Sales: $15,000 ($19.04)

Mertzon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $435,000 ($552.03)

9.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,855 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.58%
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 Tom Green County, TX  3.66% ($34,000 average AGI)


11.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.13%
Texas average:

6.69%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Mertzon:

  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, 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.)
  • KCRN (1340 AM; 1 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER OF BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mertzon:

  • KSJT-FM (107.5 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: LA UNICA B/CNG CO.)
  • KDCD (92.9 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: REGENCY BROADCASTING)
  • KUTX (90.1 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN)
  • KWFR (101.9 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: FOSTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMDX (106.1 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: REGENCY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCSE (96.5 FM; STERLING CITY, TX; Owner: GRAHAM BROTHERS COMM., L.L.C..)
  • KELI (98.7 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mertzon:

  • KIDY (Channel 6; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLST (Channel 8; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: JEWELL TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • K44FJ (Channel 44; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KANG-CA (Channel 41; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KEUS-LP (Channel 31; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTXE-LP (Channel 38; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Mertzon fatal accident list:

Dec 13, 2010 11:24 AM, Us-67, Duncan, Lat: 31.26319, Lon: -100.81706, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mertzon)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Mi W (Lat: 31.256833 Lon: -100.864556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: WPQW795, Licensee ID: L00001014
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.512 MHz, 861.587 MHz, 862.462 MHz, 862.587 MHz, 863.462 MHz, 863.512 MHz, 863.587 MHz, 864.462 MHz, 864.587 MHz, 865.462 MHz, 865.587 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2022, Certifier: Robin J Glenny
    Registrant: Nextel Wip Expansion Two Corp.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 3 Mi W (Lat: 31.256944 Lon: -100.864444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: KNAY733
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.640 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/13/2011, Expiration Date: 03/18/2021
    Registrant: Texas Communications, 902 Arroyo Drive, San Angelo, TX 76903, Phone: (325) 658-3566, Fax: (325) 659-1442, Email:
  • Approx 17 Wnw (Lat: 31.354611 Lon: -101.084833), Call Sign: WGI407
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2001, Expiration Date: 09/05/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2008
    Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, LLC, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (281) 580-2101, Fax: (713) 831-6899, Email:
  • Approx 8 Mi Sw (Lat: 31.173778 Lon: -100.908444), Call Sign: WGT429
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/07/2000, Expiration Date: 06/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/27/2001
    Registrant: Lockard & White Inc, 14511 Falling Creek, Suite 507, Houston, TX 77014, Phone: (281) 586-0574, Fax: (281) 586-0044, Email:
  • 2.7 Mi W Cty Courthouse (Lat: 31.256833 Lon: -100.864556), Call Sign: WRP282
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.125 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/16/1996, Expiration Date: 04/02/2001, Cancellation Date: 06/03/2001
    Registrant: Tom Thorp Transports Inc, Mertzon, TX 76941, Phone: (915) 835-4091

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182S (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2453H , Serial Number: 18280806, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 08/31/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Ralph Wayne Thorp, Po Box 91, Mertzon, TX 76941
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY R22 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 795SH , Serial Number: 3728
    Registrant (Corporation): Lange Helicopters Inc, 11422 East Hwy 67, Mertzon, TX 76941
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22 BETA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-360-A1D (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8363D , Serial Number: 2745, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 09/23/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Kyle W Lange, Po Box 325, Mertzon, TX 76941
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 86DT , Serial Number: 18265632, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 04/20/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Command Decisions Inc, 500 Log Cabin Rd, Mertzon, TX 76941

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Mertzon, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1076.5 years
Mary884.0 years
James677.0 years
William676.8 years
Robert677.2 years
Ruby582.0 years
George475.8 years
Frank470.1 years
Henry387.7 years
Gertrude388.3 years
Most common last names in Mertzon, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lindley779.9 years
Smith779.7 years
Martinez682.2 years
Davis578.6 years
Baze576.2 years
Molina567.0 years
Farrington475.8 years
James469.2 years
Lawdermilk470.0 years
Hargrave487.8 years

Businesses in Mertzon, TX

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