Merkel, TX Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 1,200 housing units in Merkel. This represents a 1.9% growth from 1,178 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 1,185 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 15 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Merkel is about 69.9%. Merkel's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 16.3%. Average household size is 2.49 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Merkel were built after 1963.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.20%
One Bedroom13.40%
Two Bedrooms34.50%
Three Bedrooms45.80%
Four Bedrooms3.80%
Five Bedrooms or more1.40%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.57
Median year structure was built1960
Median Value of occupied units$34,300
Median Price asked for vacant units$12,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.32
Median year structure was built1966
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$267

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage2.20%
Home Equity Loan2.90%
Simple Mortgage42.10%
Debt Free52.90%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs15.6%