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Welcome to Mercedes ...

The city of Mercedes is located on the South Texas Plains.

Mercedes is located in Hidalgo County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mercedes has a population of 16,600 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mercedes.

The community of Mercedes is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Mercedes lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Mercedes is located in the (956) area code.

The ZIP code for Mercedes: 78570<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mercedes had an population of 16,600 people. This is an increase of 6.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mercedes had a population of 15,570 people. This makes Mercedes the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Mercedes represents 0.06% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 155th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,570 people, the population of Mercedes increased 14.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,649 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mercedes.

Communities near Mercedes ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mercedes.

  • McAllen [Hidalgo County]
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    • McAllen [Hidalgo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Mercedes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 143,751 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAllen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McAllen<6>
  • Edinburg [Hidalgo County]
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    • Edinburg [Hidalgo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Mercedes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,374 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<6>
  • Pharr [Hidalgo County]
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    • Pharr [Hidalgo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Mercedes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,513 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pharr<6>
  • Harlingen [Cameron County]
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    • Harlingen [Cameron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Mercedes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,176 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlingen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlingen<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • San Juan [Hidalgo County]
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      • San Juan [Hidalgo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Mercedes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,034 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Juan<6>
    • San Benito [Cameron County]
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      • San Benito [Cameron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Mercedes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,085 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Benito have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Benito
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Benito<6>
    • Alamo [Hidalgo County]
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      • Alamo [Hidalgo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Mercedes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,556 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<6>
    • Donna [Hidalgo County]
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      • Donna [Hidalgo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Mercedes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donna<6>
    • Elsa [Hidalgo County]
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      • Elsa [Hidalgo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Mercedes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elsa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elsa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elsa<6>
    • Primera [Cameron County]
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      • Primera [Cameron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Mercedes
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Primera have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primera

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mercedes. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mercedes.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mercedes. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mercedes.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mercedes. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mercedes.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mercedes ...

Looking for more information about Mercedes? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mercedes, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mercedes.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mercedes. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hidalgo County: www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Hidalgo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mercedes.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mercedes - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mercedes). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mercedes or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mercedes) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mercedes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MercedesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mercedes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.1500, Longitude: -97.9136    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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