The Town of Merkel had a population of 2,706 as of July 1, 2016.
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, 2016.
|Population in Households||2,668|
|Population in Familes||2,212|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||38|
|Average Household Size||2.55|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||1,197 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||754 (63.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||294 (24.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||149 (12.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$62,749|
|Average Home Value||$101,162|
|Median Household Income||$38,073|
|Average Household Income||$48,528|
|Per Capita Income||$19,313|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||-2.33%|
|Per Capita Income||0.72%|
The table below compares Merkel 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.
|Total Population||# 603||66th|
|Population Density1||# 746||57th|
|Diversity Index2||# 918||47th|
|Median Household Income||# 1203||31st|
|Per Capita Income||# 1197||32nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.