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Mercedes is 12th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Income below poverty line

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Mercedes Rank Texas US
Current population (2012) 16,313 150th 26,059,203 313,914,040
Size in square miles 11.4 179th 261,231.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,361.8 214th 96.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Mercedes Rank Texas US
Residents younger than 5 10.0% 25th 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 34.8% 30th 26.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.6% 153rd 10.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Mercedes Rank Texas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 56.0% 367th 80.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 10.4% 327th 26.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Mercedes Rank Texas US
Race - White 85.3% 105th 80.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 0.2% 371st 12.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 192nd 1.0% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.1% 379th 4.2% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 114th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.0% 290th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 91.9% 27th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 7.7% 359th 44.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Mercedes Rank Texas US
Female residents 52.7% 43rd 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 21.2% 66th 16.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Mercedes Rank Texas US
Housing units 5,825 173rd 10,098,750 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 21.4% 121st 24.0% 25.9%
Households 4,583 187th 8,667,807 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 58.4% 305th 64.5% 66.1%
Home median value $60,700 348th $126,400 $186,200
People per household 3.4 43rd 2.8 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Mercedes Rank Texas US
Income per capita $11,565 367th $25,548 $27,915
Income per household $25,385 376th $50,920 $52,762
Income below poverty line 41.3% 12th 17.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Mercedes Rank Texas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,278 125th 2,164,852 27,092,908
Retail sales $246,270 160th $311,334,781 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $16,539 127th $13,061 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $12,503 211th $42,054,592 $613,795,732

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