Mertzon, Texas

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Mertzon is a city in and the county seat of Irion County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 839 at the 2000 census. It is part of the San Angelo, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Mertzon is located at 31°15′36″N 100°49′15″W / 31.26°N 100.82083°W / 31.26; -100.82083 (31.259951, -100.820759).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 839 people, 315 households, and 239 families residing in the city. The population density was 551.4 people per square mile (213.1/km²). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 239.2/sq mi (92.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.22% White, 0.60% African American, 0.36% Native American, 11.68% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.21% of the population.

There were 315 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $33,438 versus $17,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,795. About 8.9% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

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