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Merkel
  • Town in Texas

Report Card

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

editorial

Merkel is a town in Texas with a population of 2,290. Merkel is in Taylor County. Living in Merkel offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Merkel tend to be conservative. The public schools in Merkel are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$77,100
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$788
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    0
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    38
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    38
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    38
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    303.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    21%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    national  11%

Working in Merkel

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,681
National
$69,021

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