Mercedes, Texas Population 2022

16,396
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Mercedes is a city located in Hidalgo County Texas. Mercedes has a 2020 population of 16,396. Mercedes is currently growing at a rate of 0.42% annually and its population has increased by 0.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,258 in 2010.

The average household income in Mercedes is $48,362 with a poverty rate of 25.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $566 per month, and the median house value is $74,400. 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 Mercedeswas:

  • White: 79.60%
  • Other race: 12.23%
  • Two or more races: 7.92%
  • Black or African American: 0.10%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Asian: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Mercedes, Texas is 16,396 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,258.

Mercedes, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,18279.60%
Black or African American160.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.07%
Asian80.05%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.03%
Some Other Race2,02612.23%
Two or More Races1,3127.92%
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Mercedes Population by Race

Mercedes Population Pyramid 2022

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Mercedes Median Age

32.9


Total

32.4


Male

33.8


Female

Mercedes Adults

There are 11,756 adults, (2,696 of whom are seniors) in Mercedes.

Mercedes Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53

Child Dependency Ratio

Mercedes Sex Ratio

Female

8,565

51.72%

Male

7,996

48.28%

Mercedes Population by Age

Mercedes Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mercedes Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75%25%
All64.6%35.4%
Non Family59.5%40.5%
Male49.1%50.9%
Female47.2%52.8%

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mercedes Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8343.4364.6
Married2,5174.1875
Male2263.5349.1
Female9834.1147.2
Non Family1,1081.0859.5

4.09

Average Family Size

3.43

Average Household Size

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Mercedes Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,31923.01%
9th to 12th Grade6936.88%
High School Graduate3,04430.20%
Some College2,23422.17%
Associates Degree5345.30%
Bachelors Degree6756.70%
Graduate Degree5795.75%
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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
Asian663
2+ Races902677283
White912865146
Hispanic9,1326,1721,105
Other Race1,33548116
Black1616
Native American12
Islander5

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 asian people with a rate of 50.00%.

Mercedes Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,919$26,393$21,036
Less Than 9th Grade$17,883$22,220$15,027
High School Graduate$20,505$20,820$20,260
Some College$27,250$37,200$21,585
Bachelors Degree$46,463$47,321$45,563
Graduate Degree$55,000$60,208$52,273

$22,919

Average Earnings

$26,393

Average Male

$21,036

Average Female

Mercedes Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mercedes Language by Age

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Mercedes Language

18.94% of Mercedes residents speak only English, while 81.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 80.79% of the population.

Mercedes Language

Mercedes Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian88100.00%
Multiple1,31237028.20%
Hispanic15,3534,12126.84%
White1,162917.83%
Other720NaN%

25.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.86%

Male Poverty Rate

28.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mercedes

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mercedes is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.97%.

Mercedes Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.61%
High School18.36%
Some College13.51%
Bachelors or Greater3.83%

Mercedes Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.80%
Male Unemployed16.28%
Female Employed14.07%
Female Unemployed41.53%

Mercedes Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mercedes Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,734$55,790
Families$52,008$64,627
Married Families$59,303-
Non Families$13,370$24,105
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Income by Household Type

Mercedes Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

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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537

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War119
First Gulf War102
Vietnam200
Korea38
World War II

Mercedes Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3420
35 to 54129
55 to 64125
65 to 74131
75+132

Mercedes Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4614.97%
Native American12100.00%
Other Race463.08%
2+ Races181.90%
Hispanic3993.70%

Mercedes Veterans by Race

Mercedes Veterans by Education

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6.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mercedes Veterans by Education

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54.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.1%

Employment Rate

8%

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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74.56%

Born in Mercedes

85.28%

Native Born

14.72%

Foreign Born

10.02%

Non Citizen

4.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.28% of Mercedes residents were born in the United States, with 74.56% having been born in Texas. 10.02% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19203,4140.00%
19306,6083,1946.83%
19407,6241,0161.44%
195010,0812,4572.83%
196010,9438620.82%
19709,355-1,588-1.56%
198011,8512,4962.39%
199012,6948430.69%
200013,6499550.73%
201015,5701,9211.33%
201115,639690.44%
201215,708690.44%
201315,777690.44%
201415,846690.44%
201515,915690.44%
201615,984690.43%
201716,053690.43%
201816,122690.43%
201916,191690.43%
202016,258670.41%
202116,327690.42%
202216,396690.42%

Mercedes Population by Year