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Merkel, Texas - Basic Facts

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The Town of Merkel had a population of 2,713 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Merkel is located at latitude 32.4697 and longitude -100.0111 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Merkel (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,870 feet.

The Town of Merkel (GNIS ID: 2412986) 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 Merkel is located within Merkel Division of Taylor County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Merkel 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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Merkel, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,713
Daytime Population: Workers 1,168
Daytime Population: Residents 1,488
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,656
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 2,677
Population in Familes 2,216
Population in Group Qrtrs 36
Population Density2 970
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $40,010
Average Household Income $51,019
Per Capita Income $20,556


Total Housing Units 1,227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 765 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 302 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $65,202
Average Home Value $108,409


Total Households 1,067
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 725
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.64% 0.76%
Households 0.66% 0.76%
Families 0.87% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Merkel, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merkel 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 # 603 66th
Population Density # 740 58th
Diversity Index # 912 48th
Median Household Income # 1199 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1172 33rd

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