Mercedes is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 17,649 at the 2000 census. It is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.6 square miles (22.4 km²), of which, 8.6 square miles (22.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.69%) is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 13,649 people, 4,170 households, and 3,348 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,591.2 people per square mile (614.2/km²). There were 5,455 housing units at an average density of 636.0/sq mi (245.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.42% White, 0.36% African American, 0.89% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 16.95% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 90.01% of the population.
There were 4,170 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 21.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.7% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.27 and the average family size was 3.75.
In the city the population was spread out with 32.9% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,064, and the median income for a family was $25,339. Males had a median income of $19,945 versus $18,387 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,658. About 30.4% of families and 36.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.4% of those under age 18 and 30.3% of those age 65 or over. The Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets owned by Chelsea Property Group which is a brand of Simon Property Group opened in November 2006. Though Mercedes is a small and poor town, with more than a third of its population beneath the poverty line, the location was attractive for two main reasons. (1) The city is roughly the geographical center of the Rio Grande Valley urban agglomeration and is located on U.S. Highway 83, which connects the major urban centers of Brownsville, McAllen and Harlingen. (2) The city is located near a major U.S.–Mexican border crossing making it accessible to the growing middle class population of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas. Mercedes is divided between two school districts.
Eastern Mercedes is in the Mercedes Independent School District. Western Mercedes is in the Weslaco Independent School District.
In addition, South Texas Independent School District serves magnet students in many Rio Grande Valley communities, including Mercedes.
The Science Academy of South Texas and South Texas High School for Health Professions, schools of STISD, are in Mercedes.
Mercedes - an awesome girl with a twisted sense of humour. Mercedes is a great friend, incredibly smart, extremely original and sweet as candy. She'll patiently listen to you bitch forever, try to reassure you and make you laugh.
She's a great Sudoku player and an even better word-makeuper. Mercedes has the most refreshing and honest laughter you've ever heard, even if she snorts a bit here and there.
Things to do with Mercedes:
1. go on man-killing sprees
2. dance with
3. eat candy with
4. and much much more
Synonyms for Mercedes:
3. cunning linguist
You know Sheila's kitten got run over by a truck? She was just so devastated till Jenny came over and pulled a Mercedes on her.
A car which, upon entering, instantaneously turns a person into an arrogant asshole and makes him/her forget all traffic rules and regulations.
Look at that Merc driver over there, thinking he's the king of the road. Maybe someone should go and remind him of traffic lights, turn signals, lanes and road signs.
1! a name meaning compasionate and merciful. its a spanish name. there was once a princess called mercedes in spain. :)
2" A really cool car :)
btw peeps, my name is mercedes :)
1! heyy mercedes :) ya wanna go to the cinema.
2" do you like my car? its a mercedes
Mercedes is a true meaning of a unique girl. You will never meet any other that will compare to her originality. She is amazingly hot with a tight frame and a phat ass, has her own style with intelligence and common sense that makes you want to talk with her for hours. A true friend that you can call at 3:37am and she'll answer. Likes to go fast (litterally) and she will be the one driving. Don't think about pushing your agenda on this girl, she has her own morals and goals buried deep in the rocks and no pick up line is going to shake that, even though it may make her laugh. Pretty much don't fuck with her, she can kick your ass. Mercedes may want to rob a bank in the morning and go fishing in the afternoon, better come prepared. She is strong-willed but compasoniate and has many sides...when she wants you to see them.
Fall for Mercedes at your own risk, how fast are you willing to go?
That girl just got her ass kicked by Mercedes for talking shit!
Hey, you have to meet this girl, she is so Mercedes I never met anyone like her before!
Damn, I wish my girlfriend was a Mercedes.
I just couldn't help myself, she was so Mercedes I fell in love.
strong pretty competitive caring friend music goal-oriented funny charming unique perfection
probably the most sophisticated name out there. girls named mercedes hate being compared to the car and are completely unique. they don't take shit from anybody and know how to hold their own. they're usually strong but have their weaknesses like evryone else. they always know how to have fun and bring out the best in people.
1. name of a sweet ass car.
2. name of a sweet ass girl.
3. name of a sexy car.
4. name of a sexy girl.
5. my name :]
1. whoah, that mercedes is fucking awesome. 2. that girl mercedes is hottt. 3. that mercedes is sweeeet 4. that mercedes girl is reeaaaalllyyy hott. dayum. 5. yeah im sexy :]
In Germany (exspecially in bavaria) a lot of people own a mercedes.
Cars from Mercedes are even used as police cars, trucks or school buses!