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Population in 2012: 36,846 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +36.8%
Males: 16,842  (45.7%)
Females: 20,004  (54.3%)

Median resident age:  32.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78596.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,918 (it was $26,573 in 2000)
Weslaco:

$36,918
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,628

Weslaco city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $72,364 (it was $45,300 in 2000)
Weslaco:

$72,364
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $70,979; Detached houses: $78,972; Townhouses or other attached units: $75,018; In 2-unit structures: $44,250; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $75,292; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $109,882; Mobile homes: $34,787; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $29,541

Median gross rent in 2012: $610.

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  • Hispanic - 28,791 (81.8%)
  • White alone - 5,872 (16.7%)
  • Asian alone - 464 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 38 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 33 (0.09%)
  • Black alone - 19 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Weslaco: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (4.8%), English (2.2%), United States (2.0%), Irish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 81 feet

Land area: 12.7 square miles.

Population density: 2,904 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Weslaco:

  • High school or higher: 68.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Weslaco city:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

7,240 residents are foreign born

This city:  20.3%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 96 registered sex offenders living in Weslaco, Texas as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Weslaco to the number of sex offenders is 384 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,282 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $905 (1.9%)

Weslaco satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (16.0 miles , pop. 106,414).

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

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Latitude: 26.16 N, Longitude: 97.99 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,767 (+18.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,544 (46.0%)

Area code: 956

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Property values in Weslaco, TX


 

Crime rates in Weslaco by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0202011234101
per 100,000 0.07.30.06.80.03.23.16.19.111.82.80.02.7
Rapes 3278486151421201325
per 100,000 9.27.324.927.112.925.318.645.942.361.856.735.767.1
Robberies 33333723393640344838403760
per 100,000 101.0119.8131.577.8126.1114.0123.7104.0145.0111.8113.5101.6161.0
Assaults 851051049289991068597159135104324
per 100,000 260.2381.2369.7311.4287.8313.4327.8259.9293.1467.7383.0285.5869.3
Burglaries 382535376514412468421393413556505342433
per 100,000 1169.31942.21336.51739.71332.21481.41302.11201.61247.91635.41432.9939.01161.8
Thefts 1,6301,6871,4951,8331,5981,8111,4991,4521,3861,7451,9981,7652,288
per 100,000 4989.46124.35313.96203.95167.05732.54636.14439.44187.85132.75669.14846.16138.8
Auto thefts 13914719718719116822719918018422210893
per 100,000 425.5533.7700.2632.9617.6531.8702.1608.4543.9541.2629.9296.5249.5
Arson 66326104116672
per 100,000 18.421.810.76.819.43.20.012.233.217.617.019.25.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 410.8563.8502.3548.9461.4505.9462.8448.6458.7570.9546.6405.0636.7

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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 Weslaco detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 75 (56 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Texas average:

1.95

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Weslaco, Texas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.8%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,231 (+4.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Average climate in Weslaco, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Weslaco-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 66% 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.

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, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Weslaco topographic map

Birthplace of: Hector Cantú - Writer.


Hospitals/medical centers in Weslaco:

  • NRI WESLACO (Dialysis Facility, 910 UTAH)
  • US RENAL CARE MID VALLEY WESLACO DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1005 S. AIRPORT DRIVE)
  • WESLACO DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1614 E COMMERCIAL DR)
  • A AND I HEALTHCARE INC (Home Health Center, 1004 N ILLINOIS)
  • A BEAUTIFUL DAY HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 614 SOUTH TEXAS BLVD)
  • A HEALING TOUCH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 312 W EXPRESSWAY 83)
  • AMIGO HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, 505 ANGELITA SUITE 12, 13, &14)
  • BALLI HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 1221 E 10TH STREET SUITE 103)
  • BEYAMAR HOME HEALTH CARE INC II (Home Health Center, 1019 SOUTH UTAH)
  • CARE PLUS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 617 SO TEXAS BLVD STE A)
  • CON BRAZOS ABIERTOS HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 505 SOUTH TEXAS)
  • D ORO HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 600 ANGELITA DR BLDG A STE 1 AND 2)
  • ESSENTIAL HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 4013 STEFFY DRIVE)
  • HEALING ANGEL HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, 415 S INTERNATIONAL BLVD STE 2)
  • IN HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1005 EAST 10TH STREET SUITE B)
  • MILAGROS II HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 1008 NORTH BORDER AVENUE)
  • PACE HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, 1001 RONE AVENUE)
  • SALUD EN SU HOGAR (Home Health Center, 10134 NORTH FM 88)
  • SAMBRITT LLC (Home Health Center, 716 S TEXAS BLVD)
  • KNAPP MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1401 EAST EIGHT STREET)
  • KNAPP MEDICAL CENTER HOSPICE CARE SERVICES (Hospital, 1401 EAST EIGHTH STREET)
  • WESLACO REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, 906 SOUTH JAMES)
  • JOHN KNOX VIL OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY (Nursing Home, 1300 S BORDER AVE)
  • KNAPP MEDICAL CENTER TRANSITIONAL CARE (Nursing Home, 1401 EAST EIGHTH STREET)
  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/WESLACO (Nursing Home, 721 AIRPORT DR)
  • VALLEY GRANDE MANOR (Nursing Home, 1212 S BRIDGE)
  • WESLACO NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 422 E 18TH ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Weslaco, TX

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.

Local government website: www.weslacotx.gov

Colleges/Universities in Weslaco:

  • South Texas Vo-Tech Institute (Full-time enrollment: 542; Location: 2419 E Haggar Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.stvt.edu)
  • Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies (FT enrollment: 454; Location: 345 S. Texas Blvd.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.valleygrandeinstitute.com)
  • Advanced Barber College and Hair Design (FT enrollment: 117; Location: 2818 S International; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Weslaco:

  • South Texas College (about 18 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,613)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 18 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 12,559)
  • Texas State Technical College Harlingen (about 18 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 2,185)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 36 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,237)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 95 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 5,342)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 116 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 6,428)
  • Del Mar College (about 117 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 3,608)

Public high schools in Weslaco:

Private high school in Weslaco:

  • VALLEY GRANDE ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 175; Location: 1000 S BRIDGE AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Weslaco:

Private elementary/middle schools in Weslaco:

  • MID VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 123; Location: 417 S WESTGATE DR; Grades: PK - 10)
  • SAN MARTIN DE PORRES CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 105; Location: 905 N TEXAS BLVD; Grades: PK - 6)
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
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AQI  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.5. This is about average.
City:

35.5
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 31.8%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.7% for Black residents, 36.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.9% for American Indian residents, 51.1% for other race residents, 38.9% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Weslaco, TX

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 compared to Texas state average:

Weslaco, Texas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Weslaco, Texas:

  • Best Western Palm Aire Hotel & Suites, 415 S International Blvd, Weslaco, TX 78596 , Phone: (956) 969-2411, Fax: (956) 969-2211
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1702 E Expy 83, Weslaco, TX 78596 , Phone: (956) 969-9920
  • Fairfield Inn And Suites Weslaco, 1005 Fairfield Blvd At Expy 83, Weslaco, TX 78596 , Phone: (956) 968-6700, Fax: (956) 968-6701
  • Days Inn - Weslaco, 3021 E Expwy 83, Weslaco, TX 78599 , Phone: (956) 447-8088, Fax: (956) 447-9340
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 421 S International Blvd, Weslaco, TX 78596 , Phone: (956) 973-2222, Fax: (956) 968-9222
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Weslaco, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Weslaco travel time to work - commute


Weslaco mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (76%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • No fuel used (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.37%
Here50.4%
USA50.2%

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.
State:

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

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

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

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hidalgo County:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

28.7%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.8%
State:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$21,753$37,2910$0
Other Government Administration 14$32,537$27,8890$0
Judicial and Legal 4$7,151$21,4530$0
Police Protection - Officers 65$248,417$45,8620$0
Police - Other 30$59,623$23,8490$0
Firefighters 57$236,453$49,7800$0
Fire - Other 9$38,572$51,4290$0
Streets and Highways 23$39,480$20,5980$0
Airports 4$11,010$33,0300$0
Health 9$21,998$29,3310$0
Solid Waste Management 17$32,234$22,7530$0
Sewerage 8$16,853$25,2800$0
Parks and Recreation 36$70,494$23,4982$1,295
Water Supply 17$55,341$39,0640$0
Local Libraries 14$28,279$24,2393$2,449
Other and Unallocable 27$68,417$30,4080$0
Totals for Government 341$988,612$34,7905$3,744

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $5,060,000 ($137.33)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,479,000 ($94.42)
    General - Other: $3,261,000 ($88.50)
    Fire Protection: $2,494,000 ($67.69)
    Water Utilities: $2,317,000 ($62.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,630,000 ($44.24)
    Sewerage: $1,534,000 ($41.63)
    Financial Administration: $1,115,000 ($30.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $973,000 ($26.41)
    Regular Highways: $824,000 ($22.36)
    Central Staff Services: $794,000 ($21.55)
    Libraries: $702,000 ($19.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $331,000 ($8.98)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $307,000 ($8.33)
    General Public Buildings: $284,000 ($7.71)
    Air Transportation: $263,000 ($7.14)
    Health Services - Other: $60,000 ($1.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $799,000 ($21.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $1,181,000 ($32.05)
    Regular Highways: $811,000 ($22.01)
    General - Other: $458,000 ($12.43)
    Sewerage: $436,000 ($11.83)
    Police Protection: $322,000 ($8.74)
    Libraries: $95,000 ($2.58)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($0.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,563,000 ($205.26)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $394,000 ($10.69)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $106,000 ($2.88)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,874,000 ($50.86)
    All Other: $1,632,000 ($44.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,613,000 ($43.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $119,000 ($3.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,458,000 ($39.57)
    Rents: $789,000 ($21.41)
    General Revenue, NEC: $749,000 ($20.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,143,000 ($85.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,430,000 ($38.81)
    General Support: $17,000 ($0.46)
  • Tax - Property: $5,969,000 ($162.00)
    Total General Sales: $5,794,000 ($157.25)
    Public Utilities: $1,331,000 ($36.12)
    NEC: $323,000 ($8.77)
    Other Selective Sales: $303,000 ($8.22)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $12,000 ($0.33)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $7,895,000 ($214.27)
    Water Utilities: $6,559,000 ($178.01)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $9,067,000 ($246.08)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,165,000 ($85.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $10,570,000 ($286.87)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,045,000 ($191.20)
    Water Utilities: $6,559,000 ($178.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $850,000 ($23.07)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,662,000 ($45.11)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,751,000 ($183.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $16,901,000 ($458.69)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $7,175,000 ($194.73)

4.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,497 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.00%
Texas average:

8.37%

0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($631 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.14%
Texas average:

0.20%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cameron County, TX  0.38% ($27,968 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.30% ($27,585)
from Starr County, TX  0.19% ($29,718)


3.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,050 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.68%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($696 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cameron County, TX  0.31% ($30,390 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.28% ($28,248)
to Bexar County, TX  0.27% ($30,069)

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 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Weslaco)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 118 (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: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (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: 63 (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: 48 (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

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
Businesses in Weslaco, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Marriott1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Best Western1Nike2
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Burger King2Olive Garden1
CVS1Payless1
Church's Chicken3Penske1
Cricket Wireless10Pizza Hut2
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In1
Discount Tire1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sephora1
FedEx8Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block2T-Mobile3
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Taco Bell1
IHOP1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jack In The Box1UPS5
KFC1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
Lowe's1
Browse common businesses in Weslaco, TX

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  • Juan Huerta (1)
  • Jan Marie A. Willard (1)
  • David R. Rivera (1)
  • Eunice D. Reyes (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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