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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$57,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$559
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Mercedes Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    386
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    89
    41
  • Robbery
    36
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    630
    500
  • Theft
    3,137
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,706
National
$55,322
Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    34%
    13%
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Mercedes Reviews

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Mercedes is my hometown, it is where I was raised and lived until I moved away. My parents are still residents and it will most likely be the town that I settle down in with my family. I loved living in Mercedes because it is in the center of the Rio Grande Valley so there was always something to do!
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What I like about Mercedes is the diversity within the town, and how it is a average/small sized town which makes it easy to get around. The experience is great especially since I live out in the country away from all the noise in the city, but in the city there are many fun things to do such as eat at Chilis, or go to the outlet mall.
Mercedes is a very nice place and I have family members there too. People are very nice last time I was at the park with my cousins and we were playing soccer when a group of other families came near us and asked to play too. It was something fun because we got to enjoy the day at the park. After playing the family went to buy pizza and they gather everyone who was there and invited them to eat. It was an amazing experience because I got to be around caring and nice peole.