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
When you are in Merkel, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.27% of Merkel’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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
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.