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Mercedes, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Mercedes had a population of 16,952 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Mercedes, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,952
Daytime Population: Workers 6,853
Daytime Population: Residents 11,533
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,386
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 16,950
Population in Familes 15,348
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,437
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $33,852
Average Household Income $44,838
Per Capita Income $13,230


Total Housing Units 6,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,093 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,956 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,299 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $61,737
Average Home Value $85,810


Total Households 5,048
Average Household Size 3.36
Family Households 4,019
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.05% 1.21%
Households 0.96% 1.13%
Families 0.93% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 2017 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 # 168 90th
Population Density # 473 73rd
Diversity Index # 1150 34th
Median Household Income # 1454 17th
Per Capita Income # 1550 11th

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