McAllen, TX 78503 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78503: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
McAllen, TX 78503

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Mc Allen, TX 78503

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,420
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,306
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,266
  • County: Hidalgo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 26.178, Longitude -98.241
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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McAllen, TX 78503 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,951
Daytime Population: Workers 27,849
Daytime Population: Residents 15,141
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,990
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.79
Population in Households 23,679
Population in Familes 21,356
Population in Group Qrtrs 272
Population Density2 1,017
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $40,504
Average Household Income $68,097
Per Capita Income $20,278


Total Housing Units 7,967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,107 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,864 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 996 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $99,147
Average Home Value $184,186


Total Households 6,971
Average Household Size 3.4
Family Households 5,460
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.06% 1.32%
Households 1.13% 1.35%
Families 1.01% 1.26%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   3.62%

McAllen, TX 78503 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78503 to the other 1,848 ZIP Codes 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 476 74th
Population Density # 537 71st
Diversity Index # 1530 17th
Median Household Income # 1442 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1480 20th

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