Latest Data (2016)
Population 142,212
Nationwide Rank 184

Quick Facts

McAllen, Texas is the 184th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

McAllen, Texas is a city.

McAllen, Texas is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 McAllen had its largest population ever.

McAllen, Texas is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 72% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

McAllen, Texas Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
174 Joliet, Illinois 148,262 36.9%
175 Rockford, Illinois 147,651 -2.7%
176 Torrance, California 147,195 6.4%
177 Naperville, Illinois 147,122 13.7%
178 Paterson, New Jersey 147,000 -1.5%
179 Savannah, Georgia 146,763 10.5%
180 Bridgeport, Connecticut 145,936 4.5%
181 Mesquite, Texas 143,736 14.9%
182 Killeen, Texas 143,400 59.0%
183 Syracuse, New York 143,378 -1.8%
184 McAllen, Texas 142,212 32.8%
185 Pasadena, California 142,059 5.5%
186 Bellevue, Washington 141,400 25.7%
187 Fullerton, California 140,721 11.2%
188 Orange, California 140,504 8.1%
189 Dayton, Ohio 140,489 -15.2%
190 Miramar, Florida 138,449 85.7%
191 Thornton, Colorado 136,703 64.1%
192 West Valley City, Utah 136,574 25.0%
193 Olathe, Kansas 135,473 44.3%
194 Hampton, Virginia 135,410 -7.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Texas

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
80 Laredo 257,156 43.2%
83 Lubbock 252,506 26.1%
91 Irving 238,289 24.1%
95 Garland 234,943 8.7%
116 Amarillo 199,582 14.6%
127 Grand Prairie 190,682 48.8%
132 Brownsville 183,823 28.2%
147 McKinney 172,298 207.7%
157 Frisco 163,656 363.8%
166 Pasadena 153,351 8.0%
181 Mesquite 143,736 14.9%
182 Killeen 143,400 59.0%
184 McAllen 142,212 32.8%
196 Midland 134,610 41.6%
197 Waco 134,432 17.2%
200 Denton 133,808 59.9%
201 Carrollton 133,351 20.9%
223 Abilene 122,225 5.4%
227 Round Rock 120,892 99.2%
233 Beaumont 118,299 4.2%
234 Odessa 117,871 30.2%
249 Pearland 113,570 146.5%
250 Richardson 113,347 22.8%
255 College Station 112,141 62.7%
287 Tyler 104,798 24.0%
288 Wichita Falls 104,724 0.5%
289 Lewisville 104,659 33.4%
297 League City 102,010 122.3%
303 San Angelo 100,702 13.8%
307 Allen 99,179 119.9%
368 Sugar Land 88,177 35.8%
374 Edinburg 87,650 79.1%
399 Mission 83,563 79.9%
400 Bryan 83,260 26.2%
409 Conroe 82,286 111.4%
411 Longview 82,055 12.5%
438 Pharr 77,320 63.1%
453 Baytown 75,992 14.0%
466 Missouri City 74,561 39.3%
474 New Braunfels 73,959 91.6%
476 Temple 73,600 33.3%
477 Flower Mound 73,547 42.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 142,212 184
2015 140,269 188
2014 138,596 187
2013 136,639 188
2012 134,719 186
2011 132,979 187
2010 129,877 187
2009 132,225 186
2008 128,542 186
2007 125,486 189
2006 123,086 192
2005 121,076 195
2004 118,452 197
2003 114,980 204
2002 112,614 208
2001 108,758 214
2000 107,030 218
1990 85,623 252