Mercedes, Texas Population 2021

16,594
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Mercedes is a city located in Hidalgo County Texas. With a 2020 population of 16,594, it is the 174th largest city in Texas and the 2171st largest city in the United States . Mercedes is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually but its population has increased by 6.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,570 in 2010. Mercedes reached it's highest population of 16,609 in 2018. Spanning over 12 miles, Mercedes has a population density of 1,406 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mercedes is $48,362 with a poverty rate of 33.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $574 per month, and the median house value is $71,000. The median age in Mercedes is 31.6 years, 31.1 years for males, and 31.8 years for females.

Mercedes Demographics

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

  • White: 84.50%
  • Other race: 12.26%
  • Two or more races: 2.99%
  • Black or African American: 0.17%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mercedes, Texas is 16,594 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,609.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,570.

Mercedes, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,99684.50%
Some Other Race2,03112.26%
Two or More Races4962.99%
Black or African American280.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.08%
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Mercedes Population by Race

Mercedes Population Pyramid $2021

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Mercedes Median Age

31.6


Total

31.1


Male

31.8


Female

Mercedes Adults

There are 11,151 adults, (2,513 of whom are seniors) in Mercedes.

Mercedes Age Dependency

91.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

62.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercedes Sex Ratio

Female

8,619

52.03%

Male

7,945

47.97%

Mercedes Population by Age

Mercedes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mercedes Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.5%27.5%
Non Family66.5%33.5%
All64.8%35.2%
Male61.3%38.7%
Female47.1%52.9%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercedes Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6703.5564.8
Married2,4014.272.5
Female1,0764.1247.1
Non Family9401.166.5
Male2533.9761.3

4.12

Average Family Size

3.55

Average Household Size

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Mercedes Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,30324.10%
9th to 12th Grade9069.48%
High School Graduate2,79929.29%
Some College2,12322.21%
Associates Degree3763.93%
Bachelors Degree6506.80%
Graduate Degree4004.19%
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Mercedes Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mercedes Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic8,7675,608908
Other Race1,32543638
White760710142
2+ Races13980
Black2828
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 18.68%.

Mercedes Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,063$24,126$17,553
Less Than 9th Grade$16,487$21,360$13,118
High School Graduate$19,609$21,205$15,379
Some College$25,499$26,565$23,234
Bachelors Degree$47,022$61,172$36,786
Graduate Degree$59,583$60,536$58,958

$22,063

Average Earnings

$24,126

Average Male

$17,553

Average Female

Mercedes Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mercedes Language by Age

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Mercedes Language

18.69% of Mercedes residents speak only English, while 81.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 80.98% of the population.

Mercedes Language

Mercedes Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,4985,44235.11%
Other2,00586443.09%
Multiple49623447.18%
White1,00110610.59%

33.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.29%

Male Poverty Rate

36.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercedes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercedes is Multiple, with 47.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mercedes is White, with 10.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.21%.

Mercedes Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.26%
High School22.83%
Some College14.85%
Bachelors or Greater6.38%

Mercedes Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed56.90%
Female Employed20.46%
Male Unemployed16.88%
Male Employed14.40%

Mercedes Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mercedes Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,677$48,362
Families$37,737$52,872
Married Families$46,563-
Non Families$18,080$28,427
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Income by Household Type

Mercedes Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

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 Marital Status

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512

Number of Veterans

473

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam224
First Gulf War106
Second Gulf War94
Korea28
World War II

Mercedes Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74166
55 to 64124
35 to 54115
75+82
18 to 3425

Mercedes Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4534.79%
Hispanic3923.79%
Other Race261.77%
2+ Races2010.99%
Native American13100.00%

Mercedes Veterans by Race

Mercedes Veterans by Education

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2.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercedes Veterans by Education

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55%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Mercedes Employment by Age

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Mercedes Employment by Race

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Mercedes Employment by Education

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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74.88%

Born in Mercedes

84.67%

Native Born

15.33%

Foreign Born

10.84%

Non Citizen

4.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.67% of Mercedes residents were born in the United States, with 74.88% having been born in Texas. 10.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mercedes Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,594-5-0.03%
202016,599-5-0.03%
201916,604-5-0.03%
201816,609250.15%
201716,584900.55%
201616,49430.02%
201516,491250.15%
201416,4661330.81%
201316,333470.29%
201216,2862231.39%
201116,0632891.83%
201015,7742,1251.46%
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%

Mercedes Population by Year