Weslaco, Texas

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Population in 2014: 37,601 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +39.6%
Males: 17,618  (46.9%)
Females: 19,983  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  33.8 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78596.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,118 (it was $26,573 in 2000)
Weslaco:

$37,118
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,713 (it was $11,235 in 2000)

Weslaco city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $70,860 (it was $45,300 in 2000)
Weslaco:

$70,860
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $93,728; Detached houses: $106,184; Townhouses or other attached units: $112,011; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $52,198; Mobile homes: $40,188; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $34,866

Median gross rent in 2013: $659.

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  • Races in Weslaco, TX (2010)

    Weslaco races chart
    • 30,31285.0%Hispanic
    • 4,75013.3%White alone
    • 4021.1%Asian alone
    • 840.2%Black alone
    • 730.2%Two or more races
    • 320.09%American Indian alone
    • 160.04%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Weslaco: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (3.9%), English (2.4%), United States (1.8%), Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 81 feet

Land area: 12.7 square miles.

Population density: 2,964 people per square mile   (average).

Weslaco,TX real estate house value index trend

Weslaco, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Weslaco:

  • High school or higher: 65.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Weslaco city:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

7,578 residents are foreign born (17.5% Latin America).

This city:

20.3%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,319 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $882 (1.6%)

Weslaco satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Southeast Hidalgo, TX (0.6 miles , pop. 102,051).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (115.3 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (230.0 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Southeast Hidalgo, TX (0.8 miles ), Villa Verde, TX (1.4 miles ), Midway South, TX (1.4 miles ), Llano Grande, TX (1.5 miles ), Midway North, TX (1.6 miles ), Donna, TX (2.0 miles ), Scissors, TX (2.0 miles ), Mercedes, TX (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 142 buildings, average cost: $57,400
  • 1998: 332 buildings, average cost: $47,000
  • 1999: 261 buildings, average cost: $50,100
  • 2000: 269 buildings, average cost: $46,900
  • 2001: 284 buildings, average cost: $55,200
  • 2002: 352 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2003: 244 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2004: 234 buildings, average cost: $67,300
  • 2005: 286 buildings, average cost: $84,800
  • 2006: 343 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 2007: 296 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2008: 151 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2009: 125 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2010: 119 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2011: 99 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2012: 113 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2013: 136 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 2014: 143 buildings, average cost: $82,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 26.16 N, Longitude: 97.99 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Citrus Capital of Texas

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,387 (+22.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,739 (46.5%)

Area code: 956

Weslaco household income distribution Weslaco home values distribution

Property values in Weslaco, TX


Crime rates in Weslaco by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0201123410121
per 100,000 0.06.80.03.23.16.19.111.82.80.02.75.42.7
Rapes 784861514212013252218
per 100,000 24.927.112.925.318.645.942.361.856.735.767.159.148.1
Robberies 37233936403448384037604155
per 100,000 131.577.8126.1114.0123.7104.0145.0111.8113.5101.6161.0110.1146.8
Assaults 1049289991068597159135104324324378
per 100,000 369.7311.4287.8313.4327.8259.9293.1467.7383.0285.5869.3869.81,009.1
Burglaries 376514412468421393413556505342433561467
per 100,000 1,336.51,739.71,332.21,481.41,302.11,201.61,247.91,635.41,432.9939.01,161.81,506.11,246.7
Thefts 1,4951,8331,5981,8111,4991,4521,3861,7451,9981,7652,2882,2382,117
per 100,000 5,313.96,203.95,167.05,732.54,636.14,439.44,187.85,132.75,669.14,846.16,138.86,008.45,651.7
Auto thefts 1971871911682271991801842221089311769
per 100,000 700.2632.9617.6531.8702.1608.4543.9541.2629.9296.5249.5314.1184.2
Arson 32610411667224
per 100,000 10.76.819.43.20.012.233.217.617.019.25.45.410.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 502.5549.2461.6506.2463.0448.8459.0571.2546.9405.2637.0645.0626.6

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

Crime rate in Weslaco detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 72 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Texas average:

2.02
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,231 (+4.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Weslaco, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Weslaco-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.5 miles away from the Weslaco city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 24.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Weslaco-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 88% 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 312.5 miles away from the city 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 183.6 miles away from Weslaco 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 434.3 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 107.8 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 190.9 miles away from Weslaco 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 190.2 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).
Weslaco topographic map

Birthplace of: Hector Cantú - Writer.

Hospitals in Weslaco:

  • KNAPP MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1401 EAST EIGHT STREET)
  • KNAPP MEDICAL CENTER HOSPICE CARE SERVICES (1401 EAST EIGHTH STREET)
  • WESLACO REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (906 SOUTH JAMES)

Nursing Homes in Weslaco:

  • JOHN KNOX VIL OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY (1300 S BORDER AVE)
  • KNAPP MEDICAL CENTER TRANSITIONAL CARE (1401 EAST EIGHTH STREET)
  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/WESLACO (721 AIRPORT DR)
  • VALLEY GRANDE MANOR (1212 S BRIDGE)
  • WESLACO NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (422 E 18TH ST)

Dialysis Facilities in Weslaco:

  • NRI WESLACO (910 UTAH)
  • US RENAL CARE MID VALLEY WESLACO DIALYSIS (1005 S. AIRPORT DRIVE)
  • WESLACO DIALYSIS CENTER (1614 E COMMERCIAL DR)

Home Health Centers in Weslaco:

  • A AND I HEALTHCARE INC (1004 N ILLINOIS)
  • A BEAUTIFUL DAY HEALTH CARE (614 SOUTH TEXAS BLVD)
  • AMIGO HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (505 ANGELITA SUITE 12, 13, &14)
  • BALLI HOME HEALTH INC (1221 E 10TH STREET SUITE 103)
  • CARE PLUS HOME HEALTH (617 SO TEXAS BLVD STE A)
  • D ORO HOME HEALTH SERVICES (600 ANGELITA DR BLDG A STE 1 AND 2)
  • ESSENTIAL HOME CARE INC (4013 STEFFY DRIVE)
  • IN HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES (1005 EAST 10TH STREET SUITE B)
  • MILAGROS II HOME CARE INC (1008 NORTH BORDER AVENUE)
  • SALUD EN SU HOGAR (10134 NORTH FM 88)
  • SAMBRITT LLC (716 S TEXAS BLVD)

Airports and heliports located in Weslaco:

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Amtrak stations near Weslaco:

  • 16 miles: MCALLEN (120 S. 16TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.
  • 19 miles: HARLINGEN (215 E. MONROE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/Universities in Weslaco:

  • South Texas Vo-Tech Institute (Full-time enrollment: 613; Location: 2419 E Haggar Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.stvt.edu)
  • Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies (FT enrollment: 508; Location: 345 S. Texas Blvd.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: vgi.edu)
  • Advanced Barber College and Hair Design (FT enrollment: 257; Location: 2818 S International; Private, for-profit; Website: advancedbarbercollege.org/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Weslaco:

  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 16 miles; Edinburg, TX; Full-time enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 18 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 21 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 37 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 95 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 116 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 117 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Public high schools in Weslaco:

  • WESLACO H S (Students: 2,477, Location: 1005 W PIKE AVE, Grades: 8-12)
  • WESLACO EAST H S (Students: 1,982, Location: 810 S PLEASANTVIEW DR, Grades: 8-12)
  • HIDALGO COUNTY BOOT CAMP (Students: 35, Location: 1711 N BRIDGE, Grades: 8-12)
  • IGNITE PUBLIC SCH AND COMM SERV CTR AT WESLACO (Location: 615 S INTERNATIONAL BLVD, Grades: PK-12, Charter school)
  • IDEA COLLEGE PREP WESLACO (Location: 2931 E SUGAR CANE DR, Grades: 6-9, Charter school)
  • SANTA MARIA DAEP (Location: 811 E PIKE, Grades: 5-9)
  • HORTON DISCIPLINARY ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM (Location: 104 S GARZA, Grades: 6-12)
  • WESLACO 21ST CENTURY CTE EARLY COLLEGE H S (Location: 700 S BRIDGE, Grades: 9)

Private high schools in Weslaco:

  • VALLEY GRANDE ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 204, Location: 1000 S BRIDGE AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • MID VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 136, Location: 417 S WESTGATE DR, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Weslaco:

Private elementary/middle school in Weslaco:

  • SAN MARTIN DE PORRES CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 59, Location: 905 N TEXAS BLVD, Grades: PK-3)
See full list of schools located in Weslaco

Library in Weslaco:

  • WESLACO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $885,273; Location: 525 S KANSAS AVE; 53,745 books; 2,523 audio materials; 1,397 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 138 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Weslaco East High School is now a full 4 year high school, South Texas Community College is also located in Weslaco and KTEX and KBQF are now located in Weslaco.

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Notable locations in Weslaco: Weslaco Fire Department Station 2 (A), Weslaco Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (B), Weslaco Fire Department Station 3 (C), Weslaco Police Department (D), Weslaco Public Library (E), Weslaco Bicultural Museum (F), South Star Ambulance Service (G), Rio Valley Emergency Medical Service (H), Saint Marys Ambulance Service (I), Mobile Emergency Medical Service (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Weslaco include: Weslaco Assembly of God Church (A), First Spanish Assembly of God Church (B), La Santisima Trinidad Methodist Church (C), Abiding Savior Lutheran Church (D), Grace Episcopal Church (E), Church of the Nazarene (F), Church of Christ (G), Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church (H), Mount Sinai Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Weslaco Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Weslaco include: Harlon Block Park (1), Weslaco City Park (2), Barbee Field (3), Alameda Park (4), Gibson Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Best Western Palm Aire Mtr (415 South International Boulevard).

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 2013 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 32.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.7%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.7% for Black residents, 32.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.7% for American Indian residents, 48.4% for other race residents, 31.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.1 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  78.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
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 Weslaco in 2010:

  • 488 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 102 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 47 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Weslaco in 2000:

  • 323 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in halfway houses
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Weslaco, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Weslaco (2011 data):

  • Compass Bank: Weslaco 1015 Branch, Weslaco Expressway Branch, Weslaco Main Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Inter National Bank: City National Bank/Branch, Illinois Street Branch, Texas Street Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,065.7 mil, Deposits: $1,646.7 mil, headquarters in Mcallen, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Grupo Financiero Banorte, S.A. De C.V.
  • International Bank of Commerce: Weslaco Branch at 606 South Texas Avenue, branch established on 1996/06/27; Instore - Wal-Mart Weslaco at 1310 N. Texas, branch established on 2005/05/18. Info updated 2007/03/28: Bank assets: $9,621.9 mil, Deposits: $6,548.8 mil, headquarters in Laredo, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 197 total offices, Holding Company: International Bancshares Corporation
  • First National Bank: Weslaco International Branch at 621 South International Drive, branch established on 1999/11/01; Border Branch at 911 W Expressway 83, branch established on 2003/06/30. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,517.0 mil, Deposits: $2,598.8 mil, headquarters in Edinburg, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bank Group, Inc.
  • Lone Star National Bank: Weslaco Branch at 214 S. Texas Blvd, branch established on 2004/04/12; Weslaco North Branch at 620 West Expressway 83, branch established on 2011/10/25. Info updated 2010/05/05: Bank assets: $2,174.7 mil, Deposits: $1,815.0 mil, headquarters in Pharr, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Lone Star National Bancshares--texas, Inc.
  • The Frost National Bank: Weslaco Branch at 701 North Airport Drive, branch established on 1995/06/01. Info updated 2006/12/21: Bank assets: $20,372.1 mil, Deposits: $16,846.8 mil, headquarters in San Antonio, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.
  • Elsa State Bank and Trust Company: Weslaco Branch at 203 E. Business 83, branch established on 2000/09/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $167.6 mil, Deposits: $152.7 mil, headquarters in Elsa, TX, positive income, 6 total offices
  • Rio Bank: Weslaco Branch at 1000 N. Westgate Drive, branch established on 2009/08/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $206.9 mil, Deposits: $173.8 mil, headquarters in Mcallen, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Rio Financial Services, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.8
Texas average:

14.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic269,07156
Evangelical Protestant75,327525
Other18,51043
Mainline Protestant14,39452
Orthodox1601
None397,307-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Weslaco:

48.1%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Weslaco:

47.3%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Weslaco:

28.4
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Weslaco:

20.8%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.6%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Weslaco:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Weslaco:

34.2%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Weslaco:

53.6%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Weslaco:

80.2%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Weslaco, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$27,433$47,0280$0
Other Government Administration 15$41,033$32,8260$0
Judicial and Legal 4$9,018$27,0540$0
Police Protection - Officers 69$313,287$54,4850$0
Police - Other 32$75,192$28,1970$0
Firefighters 61$298,198$58,6620$0
Fire - Other 10$48,644$58,3730$0
Streets and Highways 25$49,789$23,8990$0
Airports 4$13,885$41,6550$0
Health 10$27,742$33,2900$0
Solid Waste Management 18$40,651$27,1010$0
Sewerage 9$21,254$28,3390$0
Parks and Recreation 38$88,902$28,0743$2,046
Water Supply 18$69,792$46,5280$0
Local Libraries 15$35,664$28,5314$3,869
Other and Unallocable 29$86,283$35,7030$0
Totals for Government 364$1,246,767$41,1027$5,915

Weslaco government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $5,060,000 ($134.57)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,479,000 ($92.52)
    General - Other: $3,261,000 ($86.73)
    Fire Protection: $2,494,000 ($66.33)
    Water Utilities: $2,317,000 ($61.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,630,000 ($43.35)
    Sewerage: $1,534,000 ($40.80)
    Financial Administration: $1,115,000 ($29.65)
    Parks & Recreation: $973,000 ($25.88)
    Regular Highways: $824,000 ($21.91)
    Central Staff Services: $794,000 ($21.12)
    Libraries: $702,000 ($18.67)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $331,000 ($8.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $307,000 ($8.16)
    General Public Buildings: $284,000 ($7.55)
    Air Transportation: $263,000 ($6.99)
    Health Services - Other: $60,000 ($1.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $799,000 ($21.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $1,181,000 ($31.41)
    Regular Highways: $811,000 ($21.57)
    General - Other: $458,000 ($12.18)
    Sewerage: $436,000 ($11.60)
    Police Protection: $322,000 ($8.56)
    Libraries: $95,000 ($2.53)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($0.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,563,000 ($201.14)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $394,000 ($10.48)

Weslaco government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $106,000 ($2.82)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,874,000 ($49.84)
    All Other: $1,632,000 ($43.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,613,000 ($42.90)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $119,000 ($3.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,458,000 ($38.78)
    Rents: $789,000 ($20.98)
    General Revenue, NEC: $749,000 ($19.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,143,000 ($83.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,430,000 ($38.03)
    General Support: $17,000 ($0.45)
  • Tax - Property: $5,969,000 ($158.75)
    Total General Sales: $5,794,000 ($154.09)
    Public Utilities: $1,331,000 ($35.40)
    NEC: $323,000 ($8.59)
    Other Selective Sales: $303,000 ($8.06)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $12,000 ($0.32)

Weslaco government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $7,895,000 ($209.97)
    Water Utilities: $6,559,000 ($174.44)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,067,000 ($241.14)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,165,000 ($84.17)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $10,570,000 ($281.11)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,045,000 ($187.36)
    Water Utilities: $6,559,000 ($174.44)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $850,000 ($22.61)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,662,000 ($44.20)

Weslaco government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,751,000 ($179.54)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $16,901,000 ($449.48)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $7,175,000 ($190.82)

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 Weslaco:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Weslaco:

  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KQXX-FM (105.5 FM; MISSION, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • K206BP (89.1 FM; WESLACO, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Weslaco:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, 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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Weslaco fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 123m404ftTotal length
  • 413,000Total average daily traffic
  • 38,847Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11960-1969
  • 172000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Weslaco, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Weslaco)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 142 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Weslaco, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Weslaco)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Weslaco)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED72$111,76741$118,45494$128,11912$29,1818$114,4908$39,321
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$68,0634$187,94530$107,86410$32,3352$40,1400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$123,60021$105,193117$102,55761$24,3628$69,9734$32,848
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$119,4884$240,94536$114,7039$43,9431$35,9802$30,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$71,4701$40,00023$97,28610$42,3371$17,9500$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0222.02 , 0223.00, 0224.00, 0225.02, 0226.00, 0227.01, 0227.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$186,5477$224,437
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$263,2380$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$202,1600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$231,3900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$417,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0222.02 , 0223.00, 0224.00, 0225.02, 0226.00, 0227.01, 0227.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 272
  • Hazardous Condition: 118
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Weslaco

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Weslaco, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Weslaco, Texas:

  • Best Western Palm Aire Hotel & Suites, 415 S International Blvd, Weslaco, Texas 78596 , Phone: (956) 969-2411, Fax: (956) 969-2211
  • Fairfield Inn And Suites Weslaco, 1005 Fairfield Blvd At Expy 83, Weslaco, Texas 78596 , Phone: (956) 968-6700, Fax: (956) 968-6701
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 3021 E Expwy 83, Weslaco, Texas 78599 , Phone: (956) 447-8088, Fax: (956) 447-9340
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 421 S International Blvd, Weslaco, Texas 78596 , Phone: (956) 973-2222, Fax: (956) 968-9222
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Weslaco, Texas
Most common first names in Weslaco, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria25677.3 years
Jose17473.2 years
Juan11169.5 years
Guadalupe10976.7 years
Mary7980.0 years
William7979.2 years
John7277.9 years
James6676.9 years
Pedro6374.6 years
Manuel6177.1 years
Most common last names in Weslaco, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia14772.1 years
Gonzalez13577.3 years
Martinez13475.4 years
Garza13371.6 years
Rodriguez12774.8 years
Hernandez10874.5 years
Lopez8472.6 years
Perez6975.7 years
Sanchez5875.0 years
Pena5771.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (82%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
Businesses in Weslaco, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Best Western1Nike2
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Burger King2Olive Garden1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Church's Chicken3Pizza Hut2
Cricket Wireless10Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Sears1
Discount Tire1Sephora1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx8Starbucks1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway3
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile3
H&R Block2T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1True Value1
IHOP1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS5
Jack In The Box1Vans1
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1

Weslaco compared to Texas state average:

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

Weslaco on our top lists:

  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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