Merkel Taylor County, Texas

Merkel: City in Texas

About

Merkel is a city located in the county of Taylor in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,590 and a population density of 358 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 2,629 inhabitants.

Merkel Quick Facts

Population : 2,629 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Taylor County
Postal code : 79536
Phone Area Codes : 325
Area : 7.24 km2
Altitude : 1,870 feet / 570 meters
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 08:44:45 (4th October 2022)
Density : 363 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.48% (2010-2020)
Merkel locator map
Location of Merkel on Texas map.
Merkel Street in Merkel Texas 3-15-2014 image
Merkel Street in Merkel Texas 3-15-2014
Merkel Street in Merkel Texas 3-15-2014 image

Geography

Merkel is located at 32°28'14"N 100°0'46"W (32.4706800, -100.0128700).

Merkel map

Demographics

The population of Merkel increased by 1.48% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,590 - census
2011 2,597 0.27% estimation process
2012 2,625 1.07% estimation process
2013 2,604 -0.81% estimation process
2014 2,622 0.69% estimation process
2015 2,625 0.11% estimation process
2016 2,602 -0.88% estimation process
2017 2,606 0.15% estimation process
2018 2,613 0.27% estimation process
2019 2,617 0.15% estimation process
2020 2,629 0.46% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 8,359
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 8,129
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 2.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 7,903
April 1, 2010 Population : 8,168
People under 5 years old, percentage : 3.3%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 10.9%
People over 65 (%) : 17.7%
Female persons, % : 56.2%
White only, percent : 85.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 4.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.3%
Asians alone % : 2.9%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.4%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.1%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 6.9%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 83.0%
2015-2019 Veterans : 475
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 6.5%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 55.0%

Merkel zip code is 79536. County name: Taylor, County fips: 48441

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 55.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $175,100
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,435
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $536
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,177
2015-2019 Households : 3,092
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.34
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 75.3%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 10.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 90.9%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 81.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 90.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 42.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 10.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 13.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 62.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.6%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 6,588
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 16,504
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 35,535
2012 total retail sales per capita : $4,288
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.1
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $51,077
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,569
Percentage of people living in poverty : 22.3%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 309
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 153
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 115
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 264
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 45
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 197
2010 population per square mile : 4,200.9
2010 land area in square miles : 1.94

Schools in Merkel

College & universities near Merkel, TX

Code Name City ZIP
226587 McMurry University Abilene (TX) 79697

Post offices near Merkel

Post Office Name City ZIP
Merkel Post Office Merkel (TX) 79536

Other cities in Taylor County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Taylor County , TX.

City Name Population Title
Abilene 124,407 City in Taylor and Jones counties in Texas, United States
Mount Pleasant 16,020 City in Titus County, Texas, United States
Tye 1,341 City in Texas, United States
Tuscola 735 Human settlement in Taylor County, Texas, United States of America
Trent 348 Texas
Lawn 322 Town of the United States
Impact 31 Village in Texas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Merkel distances to largest Texas cities