Mcallen, TX Population

Population: 106,414. Estimated population in July 2020: 123,622 (+16.2% change)
Males: 50,438 (47.4%), Females: 55,976 (52.6%)

Hidalgo County

Zip codes: 78501, 78503, 78504.

Median resident age: 30.5 years
Median household income: $33,641
Median house value: $73,900

Races in McAllen:

  • Hispanic (80.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (16.8%)
  • Other race (15.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Filipino (0.9%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (3.8%), United States (2.8%), English (2.8%), Irish (2.4%).

Elevation: 121 feet

Land area: 46.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in McAllen

  • High school or higher: 65.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McAllen city

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

27.6% Foreign born (25.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +19,849 (+22.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near McAllen:

  • MC ALLEN HEART HOSP (about 4 miles; MC ALLEN, TX)
  • RIO GRANDE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; MC ALLEN, TX)
  • MISSION HOSPITAL INC (about 8 miles; MISSION, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to McAllen:

  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 4 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 41 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT’L (about 61 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: BRO)
Other public-use airports nearest to McAllen:

Amtrak station:
MCALLEN (120 S. 16TH ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in McAllen:

  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 7,142; Location: 3201 W PECAN; Public; Website: www.stcc.cc.tx.us)
  • SOUTH TEXAS VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE-MCALLEN (Full-time enrollment: 713; Location: 2901 N 23RD ST Suite B; Private, for-profit)
  • SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE OF MED AND DENTAL ASSTS-SOUTH (Full-time enrollment: 680; Location: 3900 N 23RD; Private, for-profit; Website: www.sacmda.com)
  • UNIVERSITY OF COSMETOLOGY ARTS AND SCIENCES (Full-time enrollment: 174; Location: 8401 N 10TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • KINGS WAY MISSIONARY INSTITUTE (Location: 401 S 35TH ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • VOGUE COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY 7 (Location: 800 FERN; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near McAllen:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 10 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 38 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 54 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 54 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,556)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 92 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 120 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)
  • DEL MAR COLLEGE (about 122 miles; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,454)

Schools

Public high schools in McAllen:

  • MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,014; Location: 101 E HACKBERRY AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MCALLEN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,974; Location: 2021 LA VISTA AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LAMAR ACADEMY (Students: 295; Location: 1009 N 10TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MID-VALLEY ACADEMY-MCALLEN (Students: 202; Location: 200 N 17TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SENTRY TECHNOLOGY PREP SCHOOL (Students: 163; Location: 612 N MCCALL; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHILDREN OF THE SUN CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 87; Location: RAYMONDVILLE/RIO GRANDE CITY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHILDREN OF THE SUN CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 76; Location: RAYMONDVILLE/RIO GRANDE CITY; Grades: 09 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in McAllen:

  • DE LEON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,044; Location: 4201 N 29TH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MILAM ELEMENTARY (Students: 890; Location: 3800 N MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CATHEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 864; Location: 1800 N CYNTHIA; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BROWN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 853; Location: 2700 S WARE RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MCAULIFFE ELEMENTARY (Students: 847; Location: 3000 DAFFODIL AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GONZALEZ ELEMENTARY (Students: 846; Location: 201 E MARTIN AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CASTANEDA ELEMENTARY (Students: 824; Location: 4100 N 34TH; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RAYBURN ELEMENTARY (Students: 821; Location: 7000 N MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • TRAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 802; Location: 600 E HOUSTON AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 791; Location: 1601 N 27TH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in McAllen:

  • OUR LADY OF SORROWS SCHOOL (Students: 574; Location: 1100 GUMWOOD ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JOHNS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 280; Location: 2500 NORTH 10TH; Grades: PK – 6)
  • ST. PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 269; Location: 300 WEST PECAN AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN (Students: 206; Location: 1320 NOLANA; Grades: PK – 5)
  • UPPER VALLEY SDA ELEM (Students: 112; Location: 2117 S 34TH ST; Grades: PK – 9)
  • COVENANT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 64; Location: 4201 NORTH WARE RD; Grades: PK – 5)

Libraries

Library in McAllen:

  • MCALLEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,043,461; Location: 601 N MAIN ST; 297,780 books; 9,782 audio materials; 7,613 video materials; 971 serial subscriptions)