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McAllen city, Texas

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McAllen city, Texas
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 143,268
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 143,268
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 131,547
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 129,877
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 4,076
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 27.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 60.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $123,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,290
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $473
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $767
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 45,065
Persons per household, 2014-2018 3.12
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 76.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 88.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 77.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 75.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 30.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 53.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 434,184
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,464,644
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 729,075
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,539,576
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,716,780
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $27,589
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 19.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $47,279
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $22,444
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 17,964
Men-owned firms, 2012 8,943
Women-owned firms, 2012 6,842
Minority-owned firms, 2012 14,183
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,798
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,201
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 15,749
Population per square mile, 2010 2,686.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 48.34
FIPS Code 4845384
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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