Weslaco, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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Weslaco, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Weslaco had a population of 41,869 as of July 1, 2019. 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 26.1595 and longitude -97.9908 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Weslaco 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.


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Weslaco, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Weslaco, TX Housing Affordability Index is 189
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Weslaco, TX Wealth Index is 48
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 41,869
Population in Households 41,212
Population in Familes 37,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 657
Population Density 2,380
Diversity Index1 43
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,388
Average Household Income $54,118
Per Capita Income $16,711
Wealth Index3 48

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,605 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,052 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,911 (29.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,642 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $92,962
Housing Affordability Index2 189
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,963
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 10,191
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.35% 1.22%
Households 1.25% 1.19%
Families 1.23% 1.17%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Weslaco, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Weslaco to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 87 95th
Population Density # 243 86th
Diversity Index # 1067 39th
Median Household Income # 1344 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1428 18th

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