Merkel is a very small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,601 people and just one neighborhood, Merkel is the 539th largest community in Texas.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Merkel is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.27% of the Merkel workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 (16.33%), sales jobs (15.67%) and healthcare (7.02%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Merkel has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Merkel a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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.