Population: 2,618Median home value: $56,700 81 Ranks better than 92% of areas
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D+ Merkel Amenities Some amenities close to this location
A- Merkel Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Texas
8317% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Merkel cost of living
A+ Merkel Crime Total crime is 59% lower than Texas
Total crime
1,22555% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8255% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Merkel crime
D+ Merkel Employment Household income is 26% lower than Texas
Median household income
$40,48127% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,90723% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
1%69% lower than the US average
Merkel employment
B- Merkel Housing Home value is 60% lower than Texas
Median home value
$56,70069% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$73822% lower than the US average
Home ownership
73%14% higher than the US average
Merkel real estate or Merkel rentals
B+ Merkel Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
73%12% lower than the US average
School test scores
71%44% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:126% lower than the US average
Merkel K-12 schools

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