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
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Merkel is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Merkel doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.