Merkel, TX

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Merkel Profile


Overview

Merkel is a very small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,615 people and just one neighborhood, Merkel is the 539th largest community in Texas.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns, Merkel isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Merkel are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Merkel is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Merkel who work in office and administrative support (16.92%), sales jobs (11.53%), and healthcare (7.41%).


Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Merkel has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Merkel has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Merkel than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Merkel may be for you.

Merkel is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Merkel Demographics

In Merkel, just 11.31% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Merkel in 2010 was $20,370, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,480 for a family of four. However, Merkel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Merkel is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Merkel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Merkel residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Merkel also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.99% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Merkel include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Merkel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Merkel 0.101011101001110
Texas 4.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Merkel 0.101011101001110
Texas 28.31

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Merkel 0.101011101001110
Texas 30

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 22 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 4 districts:

WYLIE ISD


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Texas

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Better than of TX school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to TX Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Wylie Middle School
4134 Beltway S
Abilene, TX, 79606
05-06
Wylie Early Childhood Ctr School
6249 Buffalo Gap Rd
Abilene, TX, 79606
PK-KG
Wylie Int School
3158 Beltway S
Abilene, TX, 79606
03-04
Wylie J H School
4010 Beltway S
Abilene, TX, 79606
07-08
Wylie H S School
4502 Antilley Rd
Abilene, TX, 79606
09-12
Wylie Elementary School
7650 Hardwick Rd
Abilene, TX, 79606
01-02
Taylor County Learning Center School
2002 Jameson St
Abilene, TX, 79603
N-N

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 14.6% 58.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 11.1% 51.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.5% 6.4%

Educational Expenditures

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JIM NED CISD


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Texas

(10 is best)

Better than of TX school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to TX Quality Rating Compared to Nation
New J A E P School
842 Mockingbird
Abilene, TX, 79603
N-N
Jim Ned Middle School
9 Th And Garza
Tuscola, TX, 79562
06-08
Lawn Elementary School
525 4 Th St
Lawn, TX, 79530
PK-05
Jim Ned H S School
9 Th And Garza
Tuscola, TX, 79562
09-12
Buffalo Gap Elementary School
665 Vine St
Buffalo Gap, TX, 79508
PK-05

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 27.7% 58.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 20.8% 51.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 6.9% 6.4%

Educational Expenditures

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MERKEL ISD


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Texas

(10 is best)

Better than of TX school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to TX Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Merkel Middle School
302 Ash
Merkel, TX, 79536
05-06
Taylor County Learning Center School
889 S 25 Th
Abilene, TX, 79602
N-N
Merkel Int School
1601 S 3 Rd
Merkel, TX, 79536
03-04
Merkel J H School
302 Ash
Merkel, TX, 79536
07-08
Merkel H S School
2000 S 7 Th St
Merkel, TX, 79536
09-12
Merkel Elementary School
1502 S 5 Th
Merkel, TX, 79536
PK-02

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 55.5% 58.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 46.3% 51.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.2% 6.4%

Educational Expenditures

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TRENT ISD


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Texas

(10 is best)

Better than of TX school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to TX Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Trent Independent School District
12821 E Interstate 20
Trent, TX, 79561
PK-12

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 38.6% 58.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 33.0% 51.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.6% 6.4%

Educational Expenditures

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