McAllen, Texas 

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Population

139,838

+11.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Median Income

$43,476

Median Home Price

$134,800

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. November, March and February are the most pleasant months in McAllen, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Cost of living
Economic growth
Pleasant winters
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Low educational attainment
Crime rates
 $69,876 
2045 S Balboa Ave S
Bed 4 | Bath 1 | 1126 SqFt
 $349,000 
4600 Tyler Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 2821 SqFt
 $1,250 
1919 Highland Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1498 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.”


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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 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. McAllen jobs have increased by 2.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, McAllen's cost of living is 21.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare McAllen's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
November, March and February are the most pleasant months in McAllen, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Hidalgo county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
McAllen's population is 139,838 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 11.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in McAllen is $134,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.7%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education



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Reviews for McAllen   16 Reviews
A mixed bag, but ultimately falls short. - 1/30/2020
On transfer here for two years now. Pros: Daytime traffic is pretty decent, when using Interstate 2. Home prices are cheaper, when compared to the national average.... Read More

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ZIP CODES IN MCALLEN, TEXAS
78501 78504 78503

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