Merkel employment information

Income per capita$19,839$26,513$28,555
Median household income$36,620$52,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$44,000$68,067$68,142
Median income renter occupied$28,155$34,156$33,219
Median earnings male$27,674$34,774$36,116
Median earnings female$19,808$24,235$25,692
Unemployment rate3.6%4.9%5.8%
Poverty level16.3%17.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Merkel is 31% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Merkel is 32% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Merkel is 38% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Merkel is 5% higher than the national average.

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Merkel median earnings by income bracket

Merkel employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.9%1.0%
Manufacturing sector9.4%3.6%
Financial & insurance services1.1%4.1%
Wholesale & retail services12.3%23.5%
Public administration5.0%8.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities20.0%6.7%
Education, health & social services8.4%25.9%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Hawley, TX780$56,6676%
Buffalo Gap, TX379$43,92918%
Trent, TX311$37,08331%
Tye, TX1,167$32,18840%
Merkel, TX2,601$36,62032%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Clio, MI2,601$31,13642%
Hooverson Heights, WV2,601$42,37521%
Claryville, KY2,601$72,14835%
Carthage, IL2,600$50,0426%
Howe, TX2,600$46,87512%
Merkel, TX2,601$36,62032%
Source: The Merkel, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.