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1.08% growth
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2.97% growth
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0.9% growth
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The economy of McAllen, TX employs 57,669 people. The economy of McAllen, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Educational Services; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 2.28; 1.55; and 1.28 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in McAllen, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,131), Educational Services (8,311), and Retail trade (7,837), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($43,684), Educational Services ($43,193), and Utilities ($37,625).

Median household income in McAllen, TX is $45,568. Males in McAllen, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,764. The income inequality of McAllen, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for McAllen, TX. In Hidalgo County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 46 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,336. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of McAllen, TX is from the county of Hidalgo County, TX.

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McAllen, TX is home to a population of 138,475 people, from which 82.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of McAllen, TX is composed of 118,034 Hispanic residents (85.2%), 14,650 White residents (10.6%), 3,940 Asian residents (2.85%), 954 Black residents (0.69%), and 635 Two+ residents (0.46%). The most common foreign languages in McAllen, TX are Spanish (95,695 speakers), Tagalog (1,503 speakers), and Korean (251 speakers), but compared to other places, McAllen, TX has a relative high number of Spanish (95,695 speakers), Hungarian (105 speakers), and Tagalog (1,503 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in McAllen, TX awarded 6,424 degrees. The student population of McAllen, TX is skewed towards females, with 2,614 male students and 3,810 female students. Most students in McAllen, TX are Hispanic or Latino (6,072 and 94.5%), followed by Unknown (157 and 2.44%), White (128 and 1.99%), and Asian (32 and 0.5%). The largest universities in McAllen, TX by number of graduates are South Texas College (5,500 and 85.6%), Kaplan College-McAllen (392 and 6.1%), and South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen (305 and 4.75%). The most popular majors in McAllen, TX are General Studies (782 and 12.2%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (349 and 5.43%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (245 and 3.81%). The median tuition costs in McAllen, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,330 and $3,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in McAllen, TX is $117,500, which is 0.57 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $115,400 to $117,500, a 1.82% increase. The homeownership rate of McAllen, TX is 60.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in McAllen, TX have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McAllen, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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