Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX

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Population

107,841

0.327% decline

Median Age

28.5


Median Household Income

$33,953

3.76% growth

Number of Employees

34,439

1.03% growth

Median Property Value

$67,300

2.12% growth

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In 2017, Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX had a population of 108k people with a median age of 28.5 and a median household income of $33,953. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX declined from 108,195 to 107,841, a -0.327% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,722 to $33,953, a 3.76% increase.

The population of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX is 92.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.55% White Alone, and 0.464% Asian Alone. 81.6% of the people in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX speak a non-English language, and 83.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX are South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Weslaco (265 degrees awarded in 2016), Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies (171 degrees), and Advanced Barber College and Hair Design (59 degrees).

The median property value in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX is $67,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.9%. Most people in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX is N/A per household.

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Economy

The economy of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX employs 34.4k people. The largest industries in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX are Elementary & secondary schools (4,148 people), Home health care services (2,417 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,275 people), and the highest paying industries are Hospitals ($86,673), Petroleum refining ($63,249), and Services incidental to transportation ($61,362).

Median household income in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX is $33,953. Males in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX have an average income that is 1.09 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,117. The income inequality in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,953

2017 value

± $2,096

3.76%

1 Year Growth

± 7.94%

Households in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX have a median annual income of $33,953, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,722 in 2016, which represents a 3.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$39,382

Average Male Salary

± $9,042

$36,117

Average Female Salary

± $8,312

In 2017, full-time male employees in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX made 1.09 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $161,520 ± $219,352

  2. White

    $30,496 ± $4,385

  3. Other

    $25,820 ± $20,042

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 5.3 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.451

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.854% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX was Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX with a value of $131,600, followed by Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX and Grapevine, Southlake & Colleyville Cities PUMA, TX, with respective values of $116,092 and $115,108.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX is false, followed by false and false.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

34.4k

2017 Value

1.03%

1 Year growth

± 1.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 1.03%, from 34.1k employees to 34.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,595 people), Retail salespersons (1,575 people), and Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (1,528 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,595 people), Retail salespersons (1,575 people), and Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (1,528 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators (4.19 times higher than expected), Cleaners of vehicles & equipment (3.96 times), and Personal care aides (3.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($356,646), General & operations managers ($82,822), and Chief executives & legislators ($81,413).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

34.4k

2017 Value

1.03%

1 Year growth

± 1.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 1.03%, from 34.1k employees to 34.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,148 people), Home health care services (2,417 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,275 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX, though some of these residents may live in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,148 people), Home health care services (2,417 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,275 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX has an unusually high number of Petroleum refining (9.14 times higher than expected), Home health care services (8.03 times), and Support activities for agriculture & forestry (6.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX, by average salary, are Hospitals ($86,673), Petroleum refining ($63,249), and Services incidental to transportation ($61,362).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

68% of the population of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX has health coverage, with 23.1% on employee plans, 32.3% on Medicaid, 6% on Medicare, 5.67% on non-group plans, and 0.888% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

32%

Uninsured

23.1%

Employer Coverage

32.3%

Medicaid

6%

Medicare

5.67%

Non-Group

0.888%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 32%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX is home to a population of 108k people, from which 83.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX is composed of 100k Hispanic or Latino residents (92.7%), 7.07k White Alone residents (6.55%), 500 Asian Alone residents (0.464%), 198 Black or African American Alone residents (0.184%), 86 Two or More Races residents (0.0797%), 17 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0158%), 10 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.00927%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX are Spanish (78,603 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (153 speakers), and Malayalam, Kannada, or Other Dravidian Languages (103 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX was 28.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

22.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

24.3k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX was 22.5%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,777 ± 3,291 people

  2. Canada

    417 ± 500 people

  3. Philippines

    203 ± 349 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 22,777 Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX residents, followed by Canada with 417 and Philippines with 203.

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Citizenship

83.8%

2017 Citizenship

83.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 83.8% of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX was 83.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    100k ± 3.43k

  2. White Alone

    7.07k ± 749

  3. Asian Alone

    500 ± 256

In 2017, there were 14.1 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (100k people) in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.07k White Alone and 500 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    78,603 speakers (81.1%)

  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    153 speakers (0.158%)

  3. Malayalam, Kannada, or Other Dravidian Languages

    103 speakers (0.106%)

81.6% of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX was Spanish. 81.1% of the overall population of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX are native Spanish speakers. 0.158% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 0.106% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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    0 ± 0

  2. false

    0 ± 0

  3. false

    0 ± 0

Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX awarded 495 degrees. The student population of Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX is skewed towards women, with 349 male students and 493 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX are Hispanic or Latino (489 and 98.8%), followed by White (4 and 0.808%), Asian (1 and 0.202%), and Two or More Races (1 and 0.202%).

The largest universities in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX by number of degrees awarded are South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Weslaco (265 and 53.5%), Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies (171 and 34.5%), and Advanced Barber College and Hair Design (59 and 11.9%).

The most popular majors in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX are Medical Assistant (108 and 21.8%), Welding Technology (82 and 16.6%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (66 and 13.3%).

The median tuition costs in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 108 degrees awarded

  2. 82 degrees awarded

  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX was Medical Assistant with 108 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 265 degrees awarded

  2. 171 degrees awarded

  3. 59 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Weslaco with 265 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

172

Degrees Awarded to Men

323

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 172 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX, which is 0.533 times less than the 323 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    489 degrees awarded

  2. White

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 489 degrees mean that there were 122 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX was $67,300 in 2017, which is 0.309 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $65,900 to $67,300, a 2.12% increase. The homeownership rate in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$33,953

Median Household Income

± $2,096

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX grew to $33,953 from the previous year's value of $32,722.

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Housing

Property Value

$67,300

2017 Median

± $3,167

$65,900

2016 Median

± $2,740

In 2017, the median property value in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX grew to to $67,300 from the previous year's value of $65,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.9% of the housing units in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX have N/A, followed by N/A.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.31% of the workforce in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.31%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Weslaco & Mercedes Cities PUMA, TX was Drove Alone (79.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.31%) and those who Worked At Home (6.11%).

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