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A Mercedes Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A+ Mercedes Cost of Living Cost of living is 23% lower than Texas
7030% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mercedes cost of living
F Mercedes Crime Total crime is 61% higher than Texas
Total crime
4,83876% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2176% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
11%Year over year crime is up
Mercedes crime
F Mercedes Employment Household income is 46% lower than Texas
Median household income
$29,70646% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$12,75057% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%39% higher than the US average
Mercedes employment
B- Mercedes Housing Home value is 59% lower than Texas
Median home value
$57,90069% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$55941% lower than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
Mercedes real estate or Mercedes rentals
C+ Mercedes Schools HS graduation rate is 23% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
60%27% lower than the US average
School test scores
66%35% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:110% higher than the US average
Mercedes K-12 schools

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Mercedes, Texas is a Mixture of "Ok Living" and "Could Be Better" Living

I have to say that living in Mercedes, Texas is starting to become a bit unpleasant. It used to be one of the best areas in Texas, but these days things are changing and not for the better. The crime rate has skyrocketed, finding decent housing has become a real challenge. Jobs that pay a reasonable living wage are not easy to come by any longer. As for its good points, Mercedes has pretty great weather, the schools have been consistently improving over the past few years, and the people are some of the nicest you will ever find anywhere.

If you enjoy shopping, you will love the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets. The whole family will have fun aboard a Black Dragon Cruise - a realistic pirate ship cruise. There are lots of family and holiday events always going on at Estero Llando Grande State Park too. Living here is a combination of good things and not so good things, just like in most places. It's all about making it a good experience and adding positivity to the community to make it better for everyone.
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Source: The Mercedes, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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