McAllen, Texas

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Population in 2013: 136,639 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +28.4%
Males: 66,612  (48.8%)
Females: 70,027  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  32.7 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years

Zip codes: 78501.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,072 (it was $33,641 in 2000)
McAllen:

$46,072
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,881 (it was $14,939 in 2000)

McAllen city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $114,800 (it was $69,800 in 2000)
McAllen:

$114,800
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $142,645; Detached houses: $136,803; Townhouses or other attached units: $468,513; In 2-unit structures: $83,574; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $125,248; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,452; Mobile homes: $39,207; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $29,430

Median gross rent in 2012: $700.

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  • Hispanic - 110,115 (84.5%)
  • White alone - 15,151 (11.6%)
  • Asian alone - 3,663 (2.8%)
  • Black alone - 634 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 435 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 147 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 152 (0.1%)

Races in McAllen detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McAllen: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (3.6%), Irish (2.1%), English (1.9%), French (1.7%), United States (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 121 feet

Land area: 46.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,972 people per square mile   (average).

McAllen,TX real estate house value index trend

McAllen, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in McAllen:

  • High school or higher: 75.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McAllen city:

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

38,527 residents are foreign born

This city:  28.6%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 192 registered sex offenders living in McAllen, Texas as of April 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in McAllen to the number of sex offenders is 702 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,816 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,581 (1.7%)

McAllen satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (117.5 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (224.4 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Pharr, TX (1.8 miles ), Palmhurst, TX (2.2 miles ), Mission, TX (2.3 miles ), Lopezville, TX (2.3 miles ), San Juan, TX (2.3 miles ), Alton, TX (2.5 miles ), Granjeno, TX (2.6 miles ), North Alamo, TX (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 553 buildings, average cost: $76,900
  • 1998: 747 buildings, average cost: $72,600
  • 1999: 837 buildings, average cost: $69,300
  • 2000: 788 buildings, average cost: $70,100
  • 2001: 873 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2002: 843 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 2005: 951 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2006: 1075 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2007: 754 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2008: 573 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2009: 352 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2010: 472 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2011: 397 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2012: 433 buildings, average cost: $187,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 26.22 N, Longitude: 98.24 W

McAllen nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): McTown, McCalli, The Texas Tropics, City of Palms

Daytime population change due to commuting: +25,708 (+19.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 31,830 (55.9%)

Area code: 956

McAllen household income distribution McAllen home values distribution

Property values in McAllen, TX


Crime rates in McAllen by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2346484694541
per 100,000 1.72.83.65.23.46.53.14.66.93.03.73.00.7
Rapes 311122922342827182014273
per 100,000 2.610.110.825.118.627.722.020.913.815.110.420.42.2
Robberies 1161241781451541291231141351321157256
per 100,000 101.1113.9160.1125.4130.0105.196.888.1103.899.585.454.341.3
Assaults 268336339332360250228225209192165143106
per 100,000 233.6308.7305.0287.1303.9203.7179.4173.8160.7144.8122.6107.878.1
Burglaries 1,3651,5671,0749021,001734637824818796711511503
per 100,000 1189.71439.9966.3780.0845.0598.1501.1636.5629.0600.3528.1385.3370.5
Thefts 6,1366,2356,6846,9857,2446,8775,8206,5376,5996,7836,2835,1844,751
per 100,000 5347.95729.26013.56039.96115.25603.44578.25049.65074.65115.54667.13909.23499.9
Auto thefts 850713691655649576469547458441404180211
per 100,000 740.8655.2621.7566.4547.9469.3368.9422.5352.2332.6300.1135.7155.4
Arson 33325867N/A1923171459613
per 100,000 28.829.452.257.9N/A15.518.113.110.83.86.74.59.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 446.0499.6490.4474.3476.4417.5341.8373.3369.1355.7318.5258.4212.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in McAllen detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 404 (265 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Texas average:

1.95

McAllen tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +19,849 (+22.9%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in McAllen: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in McAllen, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

McAllen-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 34.0 miles away from the McAllen city center .

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 34.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McAllen-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 321.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 420.2 miles away from McAllen center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 179.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 104.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 187.3 miles away from McAllen center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hidalgo County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
McAllen topographic map

Birthplace of: Matt Gonzalez - Activist, Catherine Hardwicke - Film director, Elizabeth Moon - Fantasy writer, James N. Rowe - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Jorge Cantú - Baseball player, Michael Heath (swimmer) - College swimmer, Danny Puente - College basketball player (Tx Pan American Broncos), Rick Luecken - Baseball player, William B. Oden - United Methodist bishop.

Main business address for: TEXAS REGIONAL BANCSHARES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in McAllen:

  • 32ND STREET NORTH GROUP HOME (5313 N 32ND ST)
  • 6000 NORTH 26TH ST (6000 N 26TH ST)
  • CHARTER PALMS BEHAVIORAL HLTH SYS (1421 E JACKSON AVENUE BOX 5239)
  • CIMA HOSPICE OF THE VALLEY LP (5317 N MCCOLL ROAD)
  • IPH HOSPICE CARE, INC. (1100 E JASMINE AVENUE)
  • MCALLEN MEDICAL CENTER (provides emergency services, 301 W EXPRESSWAY 83)
  • RIO GRANDE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 101 E RIDGE RD)
  • RIO GRANDE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (1421 JACKSON AVENUE SUITE B)
  • SOLORA HOSPITAL MCALLEN (301 WEST EXPRESSWAY 83-8TH FLOOR)

Dialysis Facilities in McAllen:

  • DSI MCALLEN RENAL CENTER (411 LINDBERG AVENUE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE MCALLEN (1325 EAST QUEBEC)
  • USRC MCALLEN DIALYSIS (1301 EAST RIDGE ROAD)
  • VALLEY DIALYSIS OF MCALLEN (2000 S. CYNTHIA STREET)

Home Health Centers in McAllen:

  • ABUNDANT HEALTH CARE SERVICES (1305 EAST NOLANA SUITE B & C)
  • AMIGO HOME HEALTH AGENCY (600 S 15TH STREET)
  • CLEVELAND HEALTH CARE LLC (1615 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • FIRST CHOICE HEALTHCARE (1801 SOUTH 5TH STREET SUITE 117)
  • HHN HEALTHCARE LLC (2405 BUDDY OWENS)
  • LIFE TOUCH HOME HEALTH SERVICES (801 E FERN AVE SUITE 110)
  • MEDEX HOME HEALTH CARE (4800 WEST EXPRESSWAY 83)
  • PRECIOUS LIFE HOME HEALTH INC (113 EAST TAMARACK AVENUE)
  • RENAISSANCE NURSING SERVICES LLC (3605 NORTH WARE ROAD)
  • SUPERIOR HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (2108 SOUTH M ST)

Nursing Homes in McAllen:

  • ALFREDO GONZALEZ TEXAS STATE VETERANS HOME (301 E YUMA AVE)
  • BRIARCLIFF NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER LP (3201 N WARE RD)
  • COLONIAL MANOR (209 HACKBERRY AVE)
  • GRAND TERRACE REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE (812 W HOUSTON AVE)
  • LAS PALMAS HEALTHCARE CENTER (1301 E QUEBEC)
  • MCALLEN NURSING CENTER (600 N CYNTHIA ST)
  • OAKRIDGE CARE CENTER (615 NORTH WARE ROAD)
  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/MCALLEN (900 S 12TH ST)
  • RIO GRANDE REHAB HOSPITAL (1421 EAST JACKSON AVENUE)
  • TWINBROOKE SOUTH MCALLEN (1000 N MCCOLL RD)
  • VILLAGE HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION (615 N WARE RD)

Amtrak station:

MCALLEN (120 S. 16TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges/Universities in McAllen:

  • South Texas College (Full-time enrollment: 19,701; Location: 3201 W Pecan; Public; Website: www.southtexascollege.edu)
  • Kaplan College-McAllen (FT enrollment: 966; Location: 1500 S. Jackson; Private, for-profit; Website: www.kaplancollege.com/mcallen-tx/)
  • South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen (FT enrollment: 758; Location: 2400 Daffodil Ave.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.stvt.edu)
  • University of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences-McAllen (FT enrollment: 206; Location: 8401 N 10th St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ucastx.com)
  • Vogue College of Cosmetology-McAllen (FT enrollment: 150; Location: 800 Fern Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: voguebeautycollege.com)
  • Southern Texas Careers Academy (FT enrollment: 49; Location: 601 East Nolana; Private, for-profit; Website: thespaprofessionalsacademy.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near McAllen:

  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 8 miles; Edinburg, TX; Full-time enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 36 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 52 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 94 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 118 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 119 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)
  • Laredo Community College (about 120 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)

Private high school in McAllen:

  • SOUTH TEXAS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 279; Location: 7001 N WARE RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in McAllen:

  • OUR LADY OF SORROWS SCHOOL (Students: 582; Location: 1100 GUMWOOD AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 349; Location: 4201 N WARE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOHNS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 2500 N 10TH ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 217; Location: 300 W PECAN BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 186; Location: 1320 NOLANA ST; Grades: PK - 5)
  • TAYLOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 42; Location: 2021 W JACKSON AVE; Grades: PK - 7)

Library in McAllen:

  • MCALLEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,563,546; Location: 601 N MAIN ST; 327,388 books; 76 e-books; 7,240 audio materials; 16,880 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 503 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • James "Nikki" Rowe High School -Enrollment 1980 - 2101 N. Ware Road, McAllen, TX
  • There is another high school in mcallen that was not mentioned: Nikki Rowe High School off of Ware road

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Notable locations in McAllen: McAllen Fire Department Station 2 (A), McAllen Fire Department Station 3 (B), McAllen Fire Department Station 5 (C), McAllen Fire Department Station 6 (D), McAllen Fire Department Central Fire Station 1 (E), McAllen Animal Control Division (F), McAllen Fire Department Station 4 (G), McAllen Community Policing (H), McAllen Police Department Substation (I), McAllen Police Department - Detention (J), McAllen Community Policing (K), McAllen Police Community Center (L), McAllen Community Policing (M), McAllen Police Department (N), McAllen Memorial Library (O), McAllen International Museum (P), Palm Valley Emergency Medical Services (Q), Medical and Trauma Specialists (R), Border Ambulance Service (S), Archangel Ambulance Professional (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: La Plaza Shopping Center (1), Las Tiendas Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in McAllen: TEXAS REGIONAL BANCSHARES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in McAllen include: Emmanuel Baptist Church (A), Crosspoint Fellowship Baptist Church (B), Buckner Baptist Benevolences Church (C), Master Builder Assembly of God Church (D), Mcallen Apostolic Assembly Church (E), Free Methodist Church (F), First Missionary Baptist Church (G), Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (H), Family of Faith Fellowship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Temple Emanuel Cemetery (1), Roselawn Cemetery (2), La Piedad Cemetery (3), Valley Memorial Gardens (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Conception (A), Boeye Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in McAllen include: Archer Park (1), Las Palmas Park (2), La Vista Park (3), Jaycee Park (4), Hackberry Park (5), Spring Fest Park (6), Schupp Park (7), Robin Park (8), Retama Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Art Awakenings (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 619 South Broadway Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hidalgo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 55.8. This is better than average.

City:

55.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 28.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.9%
Average household size:
This city:  3.1 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  76.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in McAllen in 2010:

  • 890 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 101 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 82 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 28 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in McAllen in 2000:

  • 752 people in nursing homes
  • 90 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 51 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 28 people in halfway houses
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

McAllen, Texas environmental map by EPA

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McAllen compared to Texas state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in McAllen, Texas:

  • Renaissance Casa De Palmas, 101 N Main St, Mcallen, TX 78501 , Phone: (956) 631-1101, Fax: (956) 631-7934
  • Best Western Rose Garden Inn & Suite, 300 E Expwy 83, Mcallen, TX 78503 , Phone: (956) 630-3333
  • La Quinta Inn #1111 Mcallen, 1100 S 10TH St, Mcallen, TX 78501 , Phone: (956) 687-1101, Fax: (956) 687-9265
  • Drury Inn Mcallen, 612 W Exprwy 83, Mcallen, TX 78501 , Phone: (956) 687-5100, Fax: (956) 687-5100
  • Hampton Inn Mcallen, 300 W Expy 83, Mcallen, TX 78501 , Phone: (956) 682-4900, Fax: (956) 682-6823
  • Holiday Inn Civic Center, 200 W Exprwy 83, Mcallen, TX 78501 , Phone: (956) 686-2471, Fax: (956) 631-8416
  • Holiday Inn Express Airport, 2000 S 10th St, Mcallen, TX 78503 , Phone: (956) 686-1741, Fax: (956) 682-7187
  • Motel 6 #0212 Mcallen, 700 US 83 Expy, Mcallen, TX 78501 , Phone: (956) 687-3700
  • 20 other hotels and motels
All 28 fire-safe hotels and motels in McAllen, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

McAllen travel time to work - commute McAllen mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (89%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for McAllen city (based on Hidalgo County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.37%
Here: 50.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents77.4%8.1%3.6%2.0%1.9%
Congregations15.0%16.9%7.2%8.8%3.8%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents0.8%0.7%0.6%0.6%4.3%
Congregations4.7%2.2%6.9%3.1%31.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 79
Hidalgo County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
Hidalgo County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 240
Hidalgo County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

28.7%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 74$298,257$48,3663$3,520
Other Government Administration 63$278,326$53,0142$2,504
Judicial and Legal 35$135,408$46,4264$11,807
Police Protection - Officers 264$1,359,152$61,7800$0
Police - Other 134$336,346$30,1210$0
Firefighters 163$894,133$65,8260$0
Fire - Other 10$21,872$26,2460$0
Streets and Highways 162$467,668$34,6421$773
Airports 37$111,032$36,0100$0
Health 21$60,717$34,6950$0
Solid Waste Management 138$350,290$30,4603$3,646
Sewerage 57$181,971$38,3100$0
Parks and Recreation 162$470,360$34,841119$67,312
Water Supply 135$402,711$35,7970$0
Transit 35$106,761$36,6042$2,610
Local Libraries 60$169,530$33,90627$21,675
Other and Unallocable 79$225,175$34,20410$15,438
Totals for Government 1,629$5,869,709$43,239171$129,285

McAllen government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $25,498,000 ($186.61)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $25,076,000 ($183.52)
    General - Other: $12,271,000 ($89.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,016,000 ($80.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,679,000 ($78.15)
    Water Utilities: $8,887,000 ($65.04)
    Regular Highways: $6,642,000 ($48.61)
    Central Staff Services: $6,286,000 ($46.00)
    Sewerage: $5,579,000 ($40.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,309,000 ($38.85)
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,236,000 ($23.68)
    Financial Administration: $3,126,000 ($22.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,014,000 ($22.06)
    General Public Buildings: $2,920,000 ($21.37)
    Libraries: $2,722,000 ($19.92)
    Air Transportation: $2,277,000 ($16.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,256,000 ($16.51)
    Transit Utilities: $1,203,000 ($8.80)
    Health - Other: $767,000 ($5.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $602,000 ($4.41)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $27,000 ($0.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,280,000 ($60.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $12,011,000 ($87.90)
    Regular Highways: $6,825,000 ($49.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,922,000 ($36.02)
    Sewerage: $4,518,000 ($33.07)
    Air Transportation: $3,240,000 ($23.71)
    Police Protection: $2,692,000 ($19.70)
    Central Staff Services: $881,000 ($6.45)
    General - Other: $814,000 ($5.96)
    Libraries: $316,000 ($2.31)
    Financial Administration: $217,000 ($1.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $132,000 ($0.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $58,000 ($0.42)
    General Public Building: $37,000 ($0.27)
    Public Welfare - Other: $24,000 ($0.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $20,000 ($0.15)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($0.15)
    Health - Other: $11,000 ($0.08)
    Transit Utilities: $11,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $65,318,000 ($478.03)
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $83,000 ($0.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,150,000 ($15.73)

McAllen government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Toll Highways: $12,571,000 ($92.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,171,000 ($81.76)
    Sewerage: $10,506,000 ($76.89)
    Air Transportation: $4,044,000 ($29.60)
    All Other: $2,747,000 ($20.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,424,000 ($10.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $2,327,000 ($17.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,194,000 ($16.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $259,000 ($1.90)
    Public Welfare: $139,000 ($1.02)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($0.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,869,000 ($101.50)
    Royalties: $5,669,000 ($41.49)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,969,000 ($21.73)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,065,000 ($15.11)
    Special Assessments: $864,000 ($6.32)
    Sale of Property: $187,000 ($1.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,549,000 ($99.16)
    Transit Utilities: $430,000 ($3.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,317,000 ($24.28)
    All Other: $677,000 ($4.95)
    General Local Government Support: $386,000 ($2.82)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $48,590,000 ($355.61)
    Property: $22,966,000 ($168.08)
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,047,000 ($44.26)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,309,000 ($24.22)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,168,000 ($8.55)
    Other License: $273,000 ($2.00)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $41,000 ($0.30)

McAllen government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $116,616,000 ($853.46)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $105,156,000 ($769.59)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,160,000 ($345.14)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,905,000 ($284.73)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,470,000 ($186.40)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,215,000 ($125.99)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,460,000 ($83.87)

McAllen government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,087,000 ($520.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $87,634,000 ($641.35)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $106,637,000 ($780.43)

3.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.16%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($416 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cameron County, TX  0.34% ($29,477 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.24% ($27,672)
from Starr County, TX  0.16% ($28,446)


3.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,254 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.05%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($311 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cameron County, TX  0.32% ($27,792 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.24% ($32,054)
to Bexar County, TX  0.24% ($34,839)

Strongest AM radio stations in McAllen:

  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in McAllen:

  • KQXX-FM (105.5 FM; MISSION, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KHID (88.1 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KCAS (91.5 FM; MCCOOK, TX; Owner: FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH INC)
  • K248AM (97.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around McAllen:

  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KZMC-LP (Channel 35; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KSTI-LP (Channel 69; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KJST-LP (Channel 28; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of McAllen fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in McAllen)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 184 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in McAllen, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in McAllen)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in McAllen)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 174 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED390$129,341344$145,294589$138,77176$35,3088$698,00092$113,8481$26,450
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$133,25545$140,163173$143,77810$71,5121$112,00024$115,8000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED61$115,83382$100,710550$124,856193$31,2451$1,497,00060$93,67110$31,189
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN44$119,44241$130,243214$134,10117$34,9740$023$86,1710$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$123,63615$119,657102$121,16142$56,8490$08$124,3251$28,440

Detailed mortgage data for all 21 tracts in McAllen, TX

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED68$170,77725$191,5940$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$157,78212$171,4782$77,430
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$164,7499$159,9564$171,535
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$159,6843$239,1800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$83,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 526
  • Hazardous Condition: 635
  • Service Call: 22
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - McAllen

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for McAllen, TX
Most common first names in McAllen, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria65976.3 years
Jose42271.8 years
William20975.2 years
Guadalupe20376.7 years
John18676.1 years
Juan17769.4 years
Mary16380.7 years
Robert14572.4 years
Jesus13771.5 years
James13474.6 years
Most common last names in McAllen, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia36873.8 years
Garza33674.1 years
Gonzalez33474.8 years
Rodriguez28173.1 years
Martinez26573.5 years
Salinas15973.4 years
Cantu14573.2 years
Ramirez14571.6 years
Flores14073.7 years
Hernandez13771.0 years
Businesses in McAllen, TX
NameCountNameCount
99 Cents Only Stores2JoS. A. Bank1
ALDO1Jones New York4
AT&T4Journeys1
Abercrombie & Fitch1KFC1
Abercrombie Kids1Kincaid1
Academy Sports + Outdoors2Kohl's1
Advance Auto Parts2La Quinta1
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy2
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture4
Ann Taylor1LensCrafters1
Applebee's2Little Caesars Pizza4
AutoZone2Lowe's1
Avenue1Macy's1
BMW1Marriott5
Bakers2Marshalls2
Banana Republic1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Barnes & Noble2McDonald's8
Baskin-Robbins2Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works2Motel 61
Bebe1Motherhood Maternity2
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance1
Ben & Jerry's1Nike18
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Office Depot2
Burger King6OfficeMax2
Burlington Coat Factory1Old Navy2
CVS1Olive Garden2
Cache1Outback1
Carl\s Jr.1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A3Papa John's Pizza1
Chico's1Payless6
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske2
Church's Chicken5PetSmart2
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut5
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos2
Cricket Wireless26RadioShack5
DHL6Ramada1
Dairy Queen4Red Lobster2
Days Inn2Rooms To Go2
Dennys1Rue211
Discount Tire1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In2
DressBarn1Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears2
El Pollo Loco1Sephora1
Express1Shoe Carnival2
FedEx18Spencer Gifts1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sprint Nextel6
Foot Locker2Starbucks4
GNC2Studio 61
GameStop7Subway13
Gap1Super 82
Goodwill2T-Mobile10
Gymboree1Taco Bell1
H&R Block5Target3
Hilton1UPS16
Hobby Lobby2Vans4
Holiday Inn2Verizon Wireless2
Hollister Co.1Victoria's Secret1
Home Depot1Walgreens6
Honda1Walmart2
Hot Topic1Wendy's2
JCPenney2Wet Seal1
Jack In The Box6Wingate1

McAllen on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 (78501) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zairian first ancestries"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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