Latest Data (2017)
Population 142,696
Nationwide Rank 185

Quick Facts

McAllen, Texas is the 185th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

McAllen, Texas is a city.

McAllen, Texas is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 McAllen had its largest population ever.

McAllen, Texas is growing somewhat quickly. It is growing faster than 70% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

McAllen, Texas Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
175 Joliet, Illinois 148,462 37.1%
176 Naperville, Illinois 147,682 14.1%
177 Rockford, Illinois 147,051 -3.1%
178 Torrance, California 146,758 6.1%
179 Bridgeport, Connecticut 146,579 4.9%
180 Savannah, Georgia 146,444 10.3%
181 Killeen, Texas 145,482 61.3%
182 Bellevue, Washington 144,444 28.4%
183 Mesquite, Texas 143,949 15.1%
184 Syracuse, New York 143,396 -1.8%
185 McAllen, Texas 142,696 33.3%
186 Pasadena, California 142,647 6.0%
187 Orange, California 140,560 8.1%
188 Fullerton, California 140,392 10.9%
189 Dayton, Ohio 140,371 -15.3%
190 Miramar, Florida 140,328 88.2%
191 Olathe, Kansas 137,472 46.4%
192 Thornton, Colorado 136,978 64.5%
193 Waco, Texas 136,436 19.0%
194 Murfreesboro, Tennessee 136,372 92.4%
195 Denton, Texas 136,268 62.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Texas

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
80 Laredo 260,654 45.2%
83 Lubbock 253,888 26.7%
93 Irving 240,373 25.2%
95 Garland 238,002 10.1%
117 Amarillo 199,826 14.8%
125 Grand Prairie 193,837 51.3%
135 Brownsville 183,299 27.8%
136 McKinney 181,330 223.8%
142 Frisco 177,286 402.4%
168 Pasadena 153,520 8.1%
181 Killeen 145,482 61.3%
183 Mesquite 143,949 15.1%
185 McAllen 142,696 33.3%
193 Waco 136,436 19.0%
195 Denton 136,268 62.9%
197 Midland 136,089 43.2%
198 Carrollton 135,710 23.0%
221 Round Rock 123,678 103.8%
228 Abilene 121,885 5.1%
232 Pearland 119,940 160.4%
233 Beaumont 119,114 4.9%
240 Odessa 116,861 29.0%
241 Richardson 116,783 26.5%
253 College Station 113,564 64.8%
287 Lewisville 106,021 35.2%
291 Tyler 104,991 24.3%
292 League City 104,903 128.6%
295 Wichita Falls 104,747 0.6%
304 Allen 100,685 123.3%
306 San Angelo 100,119 13.2%
362 Edinburg 90,280 84.4%
371 Sugar Land 88,485 36.3%
397 Mission 84,424 81.8%
399 Conroe 84,378 116.7%
403 Bryan 84,021 27.4%
415 Longview 81,522 11.7%
434 Pharr 79,487 67.7%
438 New Braunfels 79,152 105.1%
451 Baytown 76,804 15.2%
454 Flower Mound 76,681 48.1%
466 Cedar Park 75,704 189.7%
474 Temple 74,503 34.9%
475 Missouri City 74,497 39.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 142,696 185
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