Weslaco, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Weslaco, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Weslaco had a population of 38,531 as of July 1, 2016. Weslaco 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 Weslaco is located at latitude 26.1586 and longitude -97.9881 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Weslaco (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 79 feet.

The City of Weslaco (GNIS ID: 2412215) 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 Weslaco is located within Southeast Hidalgo Division of Hidalgo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Weslaco population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Weslaco, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 38,531
Population in Households 37,903
Population in Familes 34,164
Population in Group Qrtrs 628
Population Density1 2,668
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 12,068
Average Household Size 3.14
Family Households 9,444
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 15,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,477 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,591 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,433 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $73,299
Average Home Value $103,819


Median Household Income $35,863
Average Household Income $50,359
Per Capita Income $16,265
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.25% 1.31%
Households 1.19% 1.3%
Families 1.15% 1.25%
Median Household Income   -1.36%
Per Capita Income   0.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Weslaco, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Weslaco to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 86 95th
Population Density1 # 189 89th
Diversity Index2 # 997 43rd
Median Household Income # 1321 25th
Per Capita Income # 1406 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.