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The City of Mercedes had a population of 17,231 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Mercedes is located at latitude 26.1498 and longitude -97.9136 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mercedes 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.
|Total Population||17,231 (100%)|
|Population in Households||17,229 (100.0%)|
|Population in Families||15,577 (90.4%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||2 ( 0.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$34,936|
|Average Household Income||$46,879|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||9%|
|Per Capita Income||$13,897|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||6,501 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,261 (50.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,899 (29.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,341 (20.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$71,716|
|Average Home Value||$101,051|
|Housing Affordability Index3||245|
|Average Household Size||3.34|
|Average Family Size||4|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.19%|
|Per Capita Income||1.42%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.15%|
The table below compares Mercedes to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 174||90th|
|Population Density||# 476||73rd|
|Median Household Income||# 1496||14th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 1078||62nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 1542||12th|
|Diversity Index||# 1204||31st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.