Mercedes is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 16,657 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mercedes is the 160th largest community in Texas.
Mercedes is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mercedes is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mercedes who work in office and administrative support (14.07%), teaching (11.48%), and sales jobs (11.29%).
Mercedes is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Mercedes with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.78% of adults in Mercedes have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mercedes in 2010 was $12,609, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $50,436 for a family of four. Mercedes also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.86% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Mercedes is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mercedes home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Mercedes, accounting for 94.30% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Mercedes residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Mercedes include Irish, Italian, French , and English.
In addition, Mercedes has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.04%).
The most common language spoken in Mercedes is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French.