Merkel, TX Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (male): 1,284

Population (female): 1,316

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Merkel: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.6%

Poverty (breakdown): (14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 14.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.4% for other race residents)

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Merkel, Texas as of January 15, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Merkel is 132 to 1.>

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 79536

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,344 (it was $29,083 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,193 (it was $13,292 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $66,545 (it was $32,700 in 2000) Merkel:$66,545TX:$172,200

Races:
      White alone - 2,066 - 79.8%
      Hispanic - 461 - 17.8%
      Black alone - 27 - 1.0%
      Two or more races - 19 - 0.7%
      American Indian alone - 5 - 0.2%
      Asian alone - 5 - 0.2%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 4 - 0.2%
      Other race alone - 3 - 0.1%

Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

Drug, Alcohol and DNA Testing Centers, Merkel, TX

Accredited Drug Testing, Inc. provides Drug, Alcohol and DNA Testing at testing centers in Merkel, TX and the surrounding areas. To schedule a test call (800) 221-4291 or online 24/7. Testing is available for employers and individuals and most Merkel, TX drug testing centers are within minutes of your home or office. Same day service is available and no appointment is needed in most cases.

Drug, Alcohol, DNA Testing Methods And Services

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Testing purposes can include pre-employment, random, post-accident, court ordered probation, school programs and personal reasons. DOT and non-DOT drug and alcohol testing is available. Testing centers offer 5, 7, 9, 12 and 14 panel drug screenings and all drug tests are analyzed by a SAMHSA Certified laboratory and all test results are verified by a licensed Medical Review Officer. Instant result testing is also available at most testing centers. Drug and Alcohol testing methods can include urine, hair, ETG, breath alcohol (BAC), blood and oral saliva. The detection period for drug and alcohol use is determined by the testing methods and the laboratory analysis utilized. Testing services are administered by trained and certified drug and alcohol testing technicians at all of our Merkel, TX Drug Testing Centers.

Mobile/On-site Drug and Alcohol Testing

We come to you! In addition to our testing centers in Merkel, TX and the surrounding areas, we also provide on-site drug and alcohol testing services utilizing our mobile/on-site unit for construction sites, hospitals, schools, roadside locations. When sending your employees to a drug testing center is not cost effective or a person cannot go to a testing center, our on-site mobile testing service may be a valuable option to consider. Please call us for additional information 800-221-4291.

DOT Testing and Services

Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing is provided at our Merkel, TX testing centers for FMCSA, FAA, FRA, FTA, PHMSA, USCG and all Federally Regulated employers who have safety sensitive employees covered by DOT 49, CFR Part 40. Additional DOT services available include: Consortium membership (random testing pool), Supervisor Training, DOT Physicals and DOT drug policy development. Accredited Drug Testing can provide all services which will ensure compliance with the DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations.

DNA Testing

DNA testing is provided for various purposes including paternity, child custody, immigration and other legal proceedings. The DNA test is 99.9% accurate and is a simple swabbing of the mouth process. All DNA tests are analyzed by certified AABB laboratories and can be utilized in any legal proceeding.

Testing Centers located throughout Texas

6250 US HIGHWAY 83 12.9 miles

6250 US HIGHWAY 83
ABILENE, TX 79606
Categories: ABILENE TX

4371 S FIRST ST 13.6 miles

4371 S FIRST ST
ABILENE, TX 79605
Categories: ABILENE TX

4601 HARTFORD ST 13.7 miles

4601 HARTFORD ST
ABILENE, TX 79605
Categories: ABILENE TX

4150 Southwest Drive, Suite 125 14.3 miles

4150 Southwest Drive, Suite 125
Abilene, TX 79606
Categories: Abilene TX

3449 N 10th Street 14.5 miles

3449 N 10th Street
ABILENE, TX 79603
Categories: ABILENE TX

3802 CATCLAW DR 14.6 miles

3802 CATCLAW DR
ABILENE, TX 79606
Categories: ABILENE TX

3351 TURNER PLZ STE 108 15.1 miles

3351 TURNER PLZ STE 108
ABILENE, TX 79606
Categories: ABILENE TX

3101 S 27TH ST 15.2 miles

3101 S 27TH ST
ABILENE, TX 79605
Categories: ABILENE TX

4102 BUFFALO GAP RD STE A 15.6 miles

4102 BUFFALO GAP RD STE A
ABILENE, TX 79605
Categories: ABILENE TX

1934 HICKORY ST 16.2 miles

1934 HICKORY ST
ABILENE, TX 79601
Categories: ABILENE TX

1150 N 18TH ST Ste 100 16.3 miles

1150 N 18TH ST Ste 100
ABILENE, TX 79601
Categories: ABILENE TX

1900 PINE ST 16.4 miles

1900 PINE ST
ABILENE, TX 79601
Categories: ABILENE TX

441 S TREADAWAY BLVD 16.8 miles

441 S TREADAWAY BLVD
ABILENE, TX 79602
Categories: ABILENE TX

1634 STATE HIGHWAY 351 18.3 miles

1634 STATE HIGHWAY 351
ABILENE, TX 79601
Categories: ABILENE TX

201 E ARIZONA AVE 22.5 miles

201 E ARIZONA AVE
SWEETWATER, TX 79556
Categories: SWEETWATER TX

200 E ARIZONA AVE 22.5 miles

200 E ARIZONA AVE
SWEETWATER, TX 79556
Categories: SWEETWATER TX

1413 HAILEY ST 22.7 miles

1413 HAILEY ST
SWEETWATER, TX 79556
Categories: SWEETWATER TX

900 E 15TH ST 22.8 miles

900 E 15TH ST
SWEETWATER, TX 79556
Categories: SWEETWATER TX

338 GREENFIELD RD 23.5 miles

338 GREENFIELD RD
ABILENE, TX 79602
Categories: ABILENE TX

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Local Area Info: Merkel, Texas

Around 1870, when the Texas and Pacific Railway was built, the town was founded as Windmill Town. In 1881 it was renamed to Merkel in honor of the first settler in this area, S. M. Merkel from Germany. In 1882 the first mercantile store and in 1883 the first post office opened.

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,637 people 1,012 households, and 719 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,342.0 people per square mile (519.5/km). There were 1,202 housing units at an average density of 611.7 per square mile (236.8/km). The racial makeup of the town was 89.42% White, 1.14% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 6.33% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.22% of the population.

There were 1,012 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 still living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.08.

Show Regional Data

Population (male): 1,284

Population (female): 1,316

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Merkel: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.6%

Poverty (breakdown): (14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 14.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.4% for other race residents)

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Merkel, Texas as of January 15, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Merkel is 132 to 1.>

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 79536

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,344 (it was $29,083 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,193 (it was $13,292 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $66,545 (it was $32,700 in 2000) Merkel:$66,545TX:$172,200

Races:
      White alone - 2,066 - 79.8%
      Hispanic - 461 - 17.8%
      Black alone - 27 - 1.0%
      Two or more races - 19 - 0.7%
      American Indian alone - 5 - 0.2%
      Asian alone - 5 - 0.2%
      Native Hawaiian and Other
>Pacific Islander alone - 4 - 0.2%
      Other race alone - 3 - 0.1%