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Mercedes is a city in Hidalgo County, in the McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr metro area.
The community was named for Mercedes Diaz, wife of Mexico President Porfirio Diaz
The latitude of Mercedes is 26.149N. The longitude is -97.913W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,128.
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3% of Mercedes residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mercedes ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mercedes was $8,658, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Mercedes residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Mercedes, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $226. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $665.
Libraries in Mercedes include Mercedes Memorial Library ... View libraries
Hidalgo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mercedes political report.
The average commute time for Mercedes workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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