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Mercedes, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Mercedes had a population of 16,392 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mercedes is located at latitude 26.1538 and longitude -97.9129 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mercedes (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 69 feet.

The City of Mercedes (GNIS ID: 2411081) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mercedes is located within Southeast Hidalgo Division of Hidalgo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mercedes population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mercedes, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,392
Population in Households 16,390
Population in Familes 14,853
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,389
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 4,892
Average Household Size 3.35
Family Households 3,896
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 6,196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,985 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,907 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,304 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $59,457
Average Home Value $81,870


Median Household Income $32,211
Average Household Income $42,724
Per Capita Income $12,650
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 1.18%
Households 0.61% 1.12%
Families 0.58% 1.07%
Median Household Income   -0.71%
Per Capita Income   0.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mercedes, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mercedes to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 173 90th
Population Density1 # 496 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 1149 34th
Median Household Income # 1463 16th
Per Capita Income # 1554 11th

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