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Population (year 2000): 13,649. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,185 (+3.9% change)
Males: 6,413 (47.0%), Females: 7,236 (53.0%)

Hidalgo County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 29.4 years
Median household income: $23,064 (year 2000)
Median house value: $40,100 (year 2000)

Mercedes, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Mercedes:

  • Hispanic (90.0%)
  • Other race (16.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (9.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (2.5%), United States (2.3%), English (1.5%).Texas forum

Land area: 8.6 square miles

Mercedes,

For population 25 years and over in Mercedes

  • High school or higher: 53.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mercedes city

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

15.6% Foreign born (15.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +91 (+0.7%).

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TX Harlingen, (15.6 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Christi, TX Corpus (115.8 miles pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Antonio, TX San (232.0 miles pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: TX (3.6 miles Heidelberg, Grande, TX (3.7 miles Llano TX (4.2 miles Bixby, Relampago, TX (4.4 miles) , Hills, TX (4.5 miles Indian TX (4.7 miles Progreso, TX (4.8 miles Weslaco, TX (5.2 miles Solis,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 27 buildings, average cost: $49,000
  • 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

Latitude: 26.15 N, Longitude: 97.92 W

Area code: 956

Mercedes, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (36.0%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -480 (-3.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,254 (30.2%)

Crime in Mercedes by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 2 1 10 4
    per 100,000 14.7 14.7 7.3 73.3 29.3
Robberies 10 13 1 5 6
    per 100,000 73.3 95.2 7.3 36.6 44.0
Assaults 101 82 23 81 67
    per 100,000 740.0 600.8 168.5 593.5 490.9
Burglaries 133 137 41 169 181
    per 100,000 974.4 1003.7 300.4 1238.2 1326.1
Thefts 358 309 216 360 404
    per 100,000 2622.9 2263.9 1582.5 2637.6 2959.9
Auto thefts 39 72 19 26 59
    per 100,000 285.7 527.5 139.2 190.5 432.3
371.8 357.6 134.3 366.4 368.9

Average climate in Mercedes, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mercedes,

Mercedes-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Mercedes city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category 3 tornado 22.2 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Mercedes:
  • KNAPP MEDICAL CENTER (about 5 miles; WESLACO, TX)
  • RIO GRANDE STATE CENTER (about 17 miles; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • SOUTH TEXAS HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; HARLINGEN, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mercedes:
  • VALLEY INTL (about 20 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; ID: HRL)
  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 22 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; ID: MFE)
  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT'L (about 39 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; ID: BRO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mercedes:
  • MID VALLEY (about 4 miles; WESLACO, TX; ID: T65)
  • EDINBURG INTL (about 24 miles; EDINBURG, TX; ID: 25R)
  • PORT ISABEL-CAMERON COUNTY (about 41 miles; PORT ISABEL, TX; ID: PIL)

Amtrak station near Mercedes:
  • 16 miles: HARLINGEN (215 E. MONROE ST.) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 5 $8,407 $20,176 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $7,147 $17,152 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $10,395 $20,790 0 $0
Other Government Administration 16 $36,675 $27,506 2 $939
Police Protection - Officers 20 $50,980 $30,588 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $2,686
Firefighters 3 $7,249 $28,996 0 $0
Sewerage 12 $19,550 $19,550 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 5 $7,840 $18,816 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $8,909 $26,727 0 $0
Totals for Government 76 $157,150 $24,813 4 $3,624
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercedes:
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 17 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; MCALLEN, TX; FT enrollment: 7,142)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 23 miles; EDINBURG, TX; FT enrollment: 9,651)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 32 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; FT enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 32 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; FT enrollment: 4,556)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 93 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; FT enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 115 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,282)
Public high schools in Mercedes:
  • MERCEDES H S (Students: 1,197; Location: 1200 S FLORIDA; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS (Students: 690; Location: 700 MED HIGH DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • THE SCIENCE ACADEMY (Students: 587; Location: 100 MED HIGH DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MERCEDES ALTER ACADEMY (Students: 103; Location: 206 E 6TH ST; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • MID-VALLEY ACADEMY (Students: 51; Location: 103 E 2ND ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mercedes:
  • MERCEDES EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 830; Location: 950 W SIXTH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LEON R GRAHAM EL (Students: 763; Location: 837 S OHIO ST; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • MERCEDES J H (Students: 745; Location: 206 E 6TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • TAYLOR EL (Students: 559; Location: 900 N MISSOURI AVE; Grades: 01 - 04)
  • RUBEN HINOJOSA ELEMENTARY (Students: 551; Location: 500 S RIO RICO RD; Grades: 01 - 04)
  • TRAVIS EL (Students: 548; Location: 1551 S GEORGIA AVE; Grades: 01 - 04)
  • MERCEDES DAEP (Students: 45; Location: 333 S OHIO ST; Grades: 04 - 12)
  • HIDALGO CO J J A E P (Location: 100 MED HIGH DR; Grades: N - N )
  • CAMERON CO J J A E P (Location: 100 MED HIGH DR; Grades: N - N )
Library in Mercedes:
  • MERCEDES MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $162,145; Location: 434 S OHIO ST; 31,647 books; 2,100 audio materials; 1,974 video materials; 57 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Mercedes: Llano Grande Country Club (A), South Texas Factory Stores (B), Mercedes Memorial Library (C).

Churches in Mercedes include: First Baptist Church (A), First Mexican Baptist Church (B), Sunglo Fellowship Church (C), Mercedes Seventh Day Adventist Spanish Church (D).

Cemeteries: Cementerio Bautista (1), Anacuitas Cemetery (2), Emmanuel Cemetery (3), Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery (4).

Park in Mercedes: Kennedy Park (1).


Mercedes compared to Texas state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Mercedes:
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, 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"))
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, 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)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • 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)
  • KJST-LP (Channel 28; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)

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