Merkel, TX 79536 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 79536: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Merkel, TX 79536

Not Acceptable, USPS
Blair, TX 79536
Noodle, TX 79536
Stith, TX 79536

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 166
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,983
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Taylor County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.45, Longitude -99.989
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 79536 has segments in 3 Counties (Jones, Nolan, Taylor).

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Merkel, TX 79536 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,331
Daytime Population: Workers 1,456
Daytime Population: Residents 2,832
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,288
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 5,282
Population in Familes 4,440
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density2 16
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $46,283
Average Household Income $58,175
Per Capita Income $23,215


Total Housing Units 2,402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,584 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 509 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 309 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $80,134
Average Home Value $128,046


Total Households 2,093
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,477
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 0.71% 0.71%
Households 0.73% 0.73%
Families 0.61% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Merkel, TX 79536 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79536 to the other 1,848 ZIP Codes 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 # 998 46th
Population Density # 1386 25th
Diversity Index # 1372 26th
Median Household Income # 1138 38th
Per Capita Income # 1212 34th

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