McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area, Texas 

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Population

839,539

+13.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.7%

Median Income

$34,952

Median Home Price

$101,600

United States / Texas / McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

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Mid-sized–border-city complex - Extreme south Texas along the Rio Grande and Mexican border, 80 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. March, November and February are the most pleasant months in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metro area, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living
Economic growth
Pleasant winters
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Low educational attainment
Crime rates

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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Country: United States
State: Texas
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Metro Area: McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: McAllen, Edinburg, 55 total
Zip Codes: 78572, 78577, 78542, 78596, 78501, 78574, 78504, 78537, 78541, 78589, 27 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 104 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area is 6.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area jobs have increased by 2.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area's cost of living is 24.8% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
The McAllen metro area voted Democratic in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area's population is 839,539 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 13.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area is Real Estate: $101,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.1%.

SCHOOLS
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area public schools spend $10,355 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission

It's a good time to buy in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission. Home Appreciation is up 5.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission is $101,600.

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ZIP CODES IN MCALLEN-EDINBURG-MISSION METRO AREA, TEXAS
78572, 78577, 78542, 78596, 78501, 78574, 78504, 78537, 78541, 78589, 27 total

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