Mercedes, TX Population

Population: 13,649. Estimated population in July 2020: 14,185 (+3.9% change)
Males: 6,413 (47.0%), Females: 7,236 (53.0%)

Hidalgo County

Zip code: 78570

Median resident age: 29.4 years
Median household income: $23,064
Median house value: $40,100

Races in Mercedes:

  • Hispanic (90.0%)
  • Other race (16.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (9.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (2.5%), United States (2.3%), English (1.5%).

Land area: 8.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Mercedes

  • High school or higher: 53.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mercedes city

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

15.6% Foreign born (15.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +91 (+0.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Mercedes:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mercedes:

  • VALLEY INTL (about 20 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 22 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT’L (about 39 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: BRO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mercedes:

  • MID VALLEY (about 4 miles; WESLACO, TX; Abbreviation: T65)
  • EDINBURG INTL (about 24 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Abbreviation: 25R)
  • PORT ISABEL-CAMERON COUNTY (about 41 miles; PORT ISABEL, TX; Abbreviation: PIL)
Amtrak station near Mercedes:

  • 16 miles: HARLINGEN (215 E. MONROE ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercedes:

  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 17 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 23 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 32 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 32 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,556)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 93 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 115 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)

Schools

Public high schools in Mercedes:

  • MERCEDES H S (Students: 1,197; Location: 1200 S FLORIDA; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HIGH SCHOOL FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS (Students: 690; Location: 700 MED HIGH DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • THE SCIENCE ACADEMY (Students: 587; Location: 100 MED HIGH DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MERCEDES ALTER ACADEMY (Students: 103; Location: 206 E 6TH ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • MID-VALLEY ACADEMY (Students: 51; Location: 103 E 2ND ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mercedes:

  • MERCEDES EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 830; Location: 950 W SIXTH ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • LEON R GRAHAM EL (Students: 763; Location: 837 S OHIO ST; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • MERCEDES J H (Students: 745; Location: 206 E 6TH ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • TAYLOR EL (Students: 559; Location: 900 N MISSOURI AVE; Grades: 01 – 04)
  • RUBEN HINOJOSA ELEMENTARY (Students: 551; Location: 500 S RIO RICO RD; Grades: 01 – 04)
  • TRAVIS EL (Students: 548; Location: 1551 S GEORGIA AVE; Grades: 01 – 04)
  • MERCEDES DAEP (Students: 45; Location: 333 S OHIO ST; Grades: 04 – 12)
  • HIDALGO CO J J A E P (Location: 100 MED HIGH DR; Grades: N – N )
  • CAMERON CO J J A E P (Location: 100 MED HIGH DR; Grades: N – N )

Libraries

Library in Mercedes:

  • MERCEDES MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $162,145; Location: 434 S OHIO ST; 31,647 books; 2,100 audio materials; 1,974 video materials; 57 serial subscriptions)