Statewide Claims to Fame

McAllen is 14th in Texas out of 302 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

McAllen is 14th in Texas out of 337 other cities in Retail sales

McAllen is 15th in Texas out of 326 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

McAllen is 20th in Texas out of 340 other cities in Current population (2012)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
McAllen Rank Texas US
Current population (2012) 134,719 20th 26,059,203 313,914,040
Size in square miles 48.3 39th 261,231.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,686.5 65th 96.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
McAllen Rank Texas US
Residents younger than 5 8.1% 170th 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 30.1% 128th 26.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.9% 207th 10.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
McAllen Rank Texas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 73.5% 279th 80.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 27.8% 112th 26.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
McAllen Rank Texas US
Race - White 83.9% 128th 80.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 0.9% 327th 12.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 314th 1.0% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.6% 104th 4.2% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 241st 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.8% 307th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 84.6% 42nd 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 11.7% 347th 44.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
McAllen Rank Texas US
Female residents 52.2% 71st 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 28.6% 36th 16.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
McAllen Rank Texas US
Housing units 45,862 25th 10,098,750 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 26.6% 77th 24.0% 25.9%
Households 41,116 25th 8,667,807 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 62.2% 256th 64.5% 66.1%
Home median value $105,300 192nd $126,400 $186,200
People per household 3.1 91st 2.8 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
McAllen Rank Texas US
Income per capita $20,199 232nd $25,548 $27,915
Income per household $39,193 259th $50,920 $52,762
Income below poverty line 27.6% 58th 17.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
McAllen Rank Texas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 15,161 15th 2,164,852 27,092,908
Retail sales $3,599,144 14th $311,334,781 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $28,682 37th $13,061 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $357,536 14th $42,054,592 $613,795,732

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