McAllen, Texas 

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Population

140,269

67% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.1%

Median Income

$43,476

Avg. Home Price

$127,400

Best Places to Live in McAllen, Texas

Mid-sized–border-city complex - Extreme south Texas along the Rio Grande and Mexican border, 80 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico
Pros
-Cost of living
-Economic growth
-Pleasant winters
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Low educational attainment
-Crime rates

Local Listings in Mcallen, TX
 $216,900 
SW Corner Of Ware And Monte Cr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 2330 SqFt
 $216,900 
SW Corner Of Ware And Monte Cr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 2330 SqFt
 $269,900 
SW Corner Of Ware And Monte Cr
Bed 5 | Bath 2.5 | 3520 SqFt
 $207,990 
2901 Northgate Ln Mcallen Tx #
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 2785 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area

The McAllen area is dominated by local agriculture, border-zone factories, and commerce related to the port of entry at Reynosa into Mexico. Like other border towns, the area has a dominant Hispanic heritage, high growth rate, and a low cost of living. McAllen is in the center of a broad, flat agricultural area known locally as “The Valley” dotted with vegetable and citrus growing interspersed with small towns and expanding suburbs. The more middle-class Edinburg, 5 miles north, is home to the University of Texas Pan American campus, the largest higher education facility in south Texas. Mission is an agricultural center west. McAllen, which has a reputation for being quieter than the border towns of Brownsville and Laredo, has a nice downtown area and is nicknamed “City of Palms.”


QUICK FACTS

City: McAllen
Zip Codes: 78501 78504 78503
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 104 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in McAllen is 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. McAllen jobs have increased by 0.80%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, McAllen's cost of living is 16.00% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare McAllen's Cost of Living
POPULATION
McAllen's population is 140,269 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 66.95%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in McAllen is $127,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.48%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in McAllen
SCHOOLS
McAllen public schools spend $9,608 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in McAllen. Learn More...

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ZIP CODES IN MCALLEN, TEXAS
78501 78504 78503

NEW LISTINGS IN MCALLEN TX
$216,900
SW Corner Of Ware And Monte Cr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0

$269,900
SW Corner Of Ware And Monte Cr
Bed 5 | Bath 2.5

$135,900
3413 Violet Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0

$299,900
609 Water Lilly Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0

$207,990
2901 Northgate Ln Mcallen Tx #
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0

$168,000
5309 N 47th St
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0

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