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People

Total Population 2,617
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,181
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 50.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,417
% Above Poverty Level 80.7%
% Below Poverty Level 19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $690
Median House Value $59,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.4%
Irish 12.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Merkel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles W of Abilene, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 157 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas
County Taylor
Metro Area Abilene
Standard Zip Codes 79536
Phone Area Codes 325
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.47
Longitude -100.012

Merkel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ABILENE MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 55 F
Apr Temp 52 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 78 F
Annual Precip 23.7 inches
Station ANSON
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 56 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 78 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
Station ROSCOE
Distance 30.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 55 F
Apr Temp 49 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 23.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Merkel, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Blair (79536)

Noodle (79536)

Stith (79536)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abilene 122,226 $53,997
Anson 2,148 $62,051
Buffalo Gap 408 $53,125
Hawley 612 $54,792

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Merkel Public Libraries

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Merkel Public Library
100 KENT ST
Merkel, Texas
(325) 928-5054

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300 ASH
325-928-4667
Serves 417 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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