The City of McAllen had a population of 144,494 as of July 1, 2017. McAllen ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for McAllen is located at latitude 26.2197 and longitude -98.2467 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of McAllen (see map below) encompass a land area of 49.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 121 feet.
The City of McAllen (GNIS ID: 2411057) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of McAllen is located within McAllen-Pharr Division of Hidalgo County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with McAllen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
|Daytime Population: Workers||94,687|
|Daytime Population: Residents||86,923|
|Total Daytime Population (TDP)||181,610|
|Ratio TDP/Total Population1||1.26|
|Population in Households||143,336|
|Population in Familes||126,335|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1,158|
|Median Household Income||$44,583|
|Average Household Income||$68,530|
|Per Capita Income||$22,180|
|Total Housing Units||50,733 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||26,956 (53.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||19,072 (37.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||4,704 ( 9.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$132,465|
|Average Home Value||$182,339|
|Average Household Size||3.11|
|Average Family Size||4|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.68%|
|Per Capita Income||2.74%|
The table below compares McAllen to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 22||99th|
|Population Density||# 166||91st|
|Diversity Index||# 923||47th|
|Median Household Income||# 954||46th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1011||42nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.