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Demographics

People

Total Population2,618
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+1,283
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.5%
Median Earnings25+$25,299
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,893
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,125

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,760
% Above Poverty Level85.4%
% Below Poverty Level14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.4%
Median Gross Rent$738
Median House Value$56,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30%
German18.4%
Irish12.1%
English10.5%
Italian3.2%
Scottish2.8%
French Except Basque2.5%
Dutch2.4%
Welsh1%
Hungarian0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Polish0.2%
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Merkel Almanac

CategoryValue
County Taylor County
Standard Zip Codes79536
Phone Area Codes325
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude32.46
Approximate Longitude-100.01

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)

StationABILENE MUNICIPAL AP
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp32 to 55 F
Apr Temp52 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp54 to 78 F
Annual Precip23.7 inches
StationANSON
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 56 F
Apr Temp51 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp54 to 78 F
Annual Precip26 inches
StationROSCOE
Distance30.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 78 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip23.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abilene122,612$54,564
Anson2,144$62,139
Buffalo Gap468$54,423
Hawley721$51,094

Merkel Public Libraries

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

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Merkel Public Schools

Merkel El
1502 S 5th
ZIP: 79536
(325) 928-4795
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Merkel H S
2000 S 7th St
ZIP: 79536
(325) 928-4667
High
Total Enrollment 328
Merkel Int
1601 S 3rd
ZIP: 79536
(325) 928-5464
Primary
Total Enrollment 186
Merkel J H
302 Ash
ZIP: 79536
(325) 928-5521
Middle
Total Enrollment 136
Merkel Middle
302 Ash
ZIP: 79536
(325) 928-5511
Middle
Total Enrollment 167
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