Mercedes, Texas Population 2020

16,969
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Mercedes is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 16,969, it is the 161st largest city in Texas and the 2103rd largest city in the United States. Mercedes is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 8.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,570 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Mercedes has a population density of 1,438 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mercedes is $51,206 with a poverty rate of 32.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $569 per month, and the median house value is $69,100. The median age in Mercedes is 32.1 years, 31.3 years for males, and 32.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.4 males.

Mercedes Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mercedes was:

  • White: 86.55%
  • Other race: 10.69%
  • Two or more races: 2.52%
  • Black or African American: 0.16%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mercedes, Texas is 16,969, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,761.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,570.

Mercedes, Texas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,40986.55%
Some Other Race1,78010.69%
Two or More Races4202.52%
Black or African American260.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.08%
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Mercedes Population Pyramid 2020

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Mercedes Median Age

32.1


Total

31.3


Male

32.6


Female

Mercedes Adults

There are 11,337 adults, (2,374 of whom are seniors) in Mercedes.

Mercedes Age Dependency

85.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercedes Sex Ratio

Female

8,434

50.66%

Male

8,214

49.34%

Mercedes Households and Families

Mercedes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mercedes Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.8%26.2%
All65.1%34.9%
Non Family61.7%38.3%
Male58.9%41.1%
Female50.5%49.5%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8203.4565.1
Married2,3964.2773.8
Female1,0713.9350.5
Non Family1,0271.0861.7
Male3263.458.9

4.06

Average Family Size

3.45

Average Household Size

2.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Mercedes Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,20222.71%
9th to 12th Grade8528.79%
High School Graduate2,86629.56%
Some College2,07021.35%
Associates Degree4444.58%
Bachelors Degree8628.89%
Graduate Degree4014.14%
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Mercedes Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic8,8885,8711,100
Other Race1,10839717
White782745163
Multiple Races150907
Black2626
Native American13

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.84%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,615$23,430$21,478
Less Than High School$14,797$17,270$13,226
High School Grad$21,316$22,852$18,813
Some College$22,841$25,541$20,353
Bachelors Degree$41,875$48,750$38,267
Graduate Degree$54,621$60,288$53,220

$22,615

Average Earnings

$23,430

Average Male

$21,478

Average Female

Mercedes Language

Mercedes Language by Age

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Mercedes Language

17.96% of Mercedes residents speak only English, while 82.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 81.70% of the population.

Mercedes Poverty

Mercedes Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,6455,39734.50%
Other1,76474742.35%
Multiple42021651.43%
White952798.30%

32.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.67%

Male Poverty Rate

36.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercedes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercedes is Multiple, with 51.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercedes is White, with 8.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.62%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.01%
High School20.48%
Some College13.48%
Bachelors or Greater5.38%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.49%
Female Employed16.43%
Male Employed14.44%
Male Unemployed12.50%

Mercedes Income

Mercedes Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,321$51,206
Families$43,197$57,682
Married Families$48,153-
Non Families$15,957$24,735
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Mercedes Marital Status

Mercedes Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mercedes Married by Age and Sex

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Mercedes Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mercedes Marital Status by Race

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Mercedes Veterans

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549

Number of Veterans

519

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam223
First Gulf War100
Second Gulf War95
Korea19
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74168
55 to 64132
35 to 54108
75+90
18 to 3451
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5045.10%
Hispanic4083.88%
2 or More2112.88%
Indian13100.00%
Other110.88%

Mercedes Veterans by Education

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2.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercedes Employment Status

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57.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.28%

Born in Texas

83.92%

Native Born

16.08%

Foreign Born

10.82%

Non Citizen

5.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.92% of Mercedes residents were born in the United States, with 73.28% having been born in Texas. 10.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202016,9691040.62%
201916,8651040.62%
201816,761320.19%
201716,7291040.63%
201616,625170.10%
201516,608440.27%
201416,5641490.91%
201316,415560.34%
201216,3592371.47%
201116,1222981.88%
201015,8242,1751.49%
200013,6499550.73%
199012,6948430.69%
198011,8512,4962.39%
19709,355-1,588-1.56%
196010,9438620.82%
195010,0812,4572.83%
19407,6241,0161.44%
19306,6083,1946.83%
19203,4140.00%