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The Town of Mertens had a population of 127 as of July 1, 2016. Mertens ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mertens is located at latitude 32.059 and longitude -96.8942 in Hill County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mertens (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hill County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 538 feet.

The Town of Mertens (GNIS ID: 2412987) 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 Town of Mertens is located within Hillsboro Division of Hill County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mertens 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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Mertens, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 127
Population in Households 127
Population in Familes 111
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 292
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 58 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $120,833
Average Home Value $171,809


Median Household Income $55,551
Average Household Income $80,353
Per Capita Income $31,719
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 1.08%
Households 0.29% 1.07%
Families 2.56% 0.96%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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.

Mertens, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mertens 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 # 1600 9th
Population Density1 # 1389 21st
Diversity Index2 # 1169 33rd
Median Household Income # 463 74th
Per Capita Income # 271 85th

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