McAllen, TX

142,203 Population
49.3 square miles 2,883.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
Ranked 22nd Highest in TX
Population Density
2,883.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
63.9%
was 53.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
27.3%
was 30.0%
Ranked 9th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
29.9%
was 29.9%
Ranked 12th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
13.9%
was 10.8%
Ranked 11th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5
was 5
Ranked 24th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
26.7%
was 26.8%
Ranked 52nd Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$45,568
was $38,223
Ranked 39th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.4
53.3
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
108.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,298.2
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
49,066
was 47,365
Ranked 27th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$784
was $749
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
519
was 529
 
Occupied Housing Units
44,903
was 41,352
 
Homeownership Rate
59.8%
was 59.9%
Ranked 20th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
374
was 433
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
840.8
was 960.6
Ranked 32nd Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
18.7%
was 26.6%
Ranked 25th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
145
was 96
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.1
was 3.3
Ranked 9th Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
11.0
was 11.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.8
was 3.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
87.8%
was 83.3%
Ranked 45th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
65.6%
Ranked 53rd Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.4%
was 95.0%
Ranked 23rd Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
76.8%
was 70.0%
Ranked 47th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.9%
was 26.9%
Ranked 26th Highest in TX

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