McAllen, Texas 

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Population

139,838

+11.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Median Income

$43,476

Median Home Price

$135,700

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
 $115,000 
603 Nyssa Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1637 SqFt
 $115,000 
603 Nyssa Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1637 SqFt
 $159,000 
1512 Orchid Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1757 SqFt
 $155,000 
10200 N Bentsen Rd
Bed 7 | Bath 3.0 | 2631 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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Texas
County: Hidalgo County
Metro Area: McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
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 2.07%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, McAllen's cost of living is 16.00% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare McAllen's Cost of Living

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 11.34%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in McAllen is $135,700. 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. More Education


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ZIP CODES IN MCALLEN, TEXAS
78501 78504 78503

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NEW LISTINGS IN MCALLEN TX
$115,000
603 Nyssa Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$159,000
1512 Orchid Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$155,000
10200 N Bentsen Rd
Bed 7 | Bath 3.0 |

$142,900
2208 Fairmont Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$133,500
4901 N 47th St
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

$141,500
2208 N J Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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