C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$60,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$516
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Mercedes Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    417
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    89
    41
  • Robbery
    60
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    614
    525
  • Theft
    3,032
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    143
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,945
National
$53,889
Children
30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    39%
    13%
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Mercedes is a quiet town. We keep to ourselves, the Police respond in a timely manner and we have plenty to do. We have everything around us including, the outlets, movie theaters in the cities around us. We're within 30 minutes of all the major cities so if you want to get somewhere it isn't far.
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I really like the city I live in because there are a lot of people who are the same race as I am, it is rare to see racism going on. Most of the people are nice, and they offer help with sincerity whenever it is needed. There are also a lot of places to have fun, for example, The Rio Grande Valley Live Stockshow, it takes place every March during spring break. Many people go with their families and have so much fun. You really cannot go wrong if you live here.
I've lived in Mercedes for 15 years, it is a small, peaceful town. A nice place to raise a family. The cost of living is reasonable, and everyone is pretty friendly.