Weslaco, TX Population

Population: 26,935. Estimated population in July 2020: 31,442 (+16.7% change)
Males: 12,598 (46.8%), Females: 14,337 (53.2%)

Hidalgo County

Zip codes: 78596.

Median resident age: 30.8 years
Median household income: $26,573
Median house value: $53,200

Races in Weslaco:

  • Hispanic (83.8%)
  • Other race (20.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (14.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)

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

Ancestries: German (3.9%), English (2.8%), Irish (2.2%), United States (1.7%).

Elevation: 81 feet

Land area: 12.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Weslaco

  • High school or higher: 55.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Weslaco city

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

20.4% Foreign born (19.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,231 (+4.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Weslaco:

  • KNAPP MEDICAL CENTER (1401 EAST EIGHT STREET PO BOX 1110)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Weslaco:

  • MC ALLEN HEART HOSP (about 19 miles; MC ALLEN, TX)
  • RIO GRANDE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; MC ALLEN, TX)
  • CORNERSTONE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; EDINBURG, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Weslaco:

  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 18 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 24 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT’L (about 44 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: BRO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Weslaco:

  • MID VALLEY (about 2 miles; WESLACO, TX; Abbreviation: T65)
  • EDINBURG INTL (about 21 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Abbreviation: 25R)
  • PORT ISABEL-CAMERON COUNTY (about 46 miles; PORT ISABEL, TX; Abbreviation: PIL)
Amtrak station near Weslaco:

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

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Weslaco:

  • SOUTH TEXAS VO-TECH INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 292; Location: 2419 E HAGGAR AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.stvt.net)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Weslaco:

  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 19 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 21 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 37 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 37 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,556)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 93 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 116 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)

Schools

Public high schools in Weslaco:

  • WESLACO H S (Students: 1,994; Location: 1005 W PIKE AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WESLACO EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,591; Location: 319 W 4TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CHARTER H S (Students: 134; Location: 116 W 5TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTH PALM GARDENS H S (Students: 63; Location: 319 W 4TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HORTON ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGR (Location: 103 S IOWA; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Weslaco:

  • VALLEY GRANDE ACADEMY (Students: 70; Location: 1000 5 BRIDGE AVE; Grades: 9 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Weslaco:

  • DR R E MARGO ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,218; Location: 1701 S BRIDGE ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BEATRIZ G GARZA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 943; Location: 1111 W SUGAR CANE DR; Grades: 06 – 09)
  • AIRPORT ELEMENTARY (Students: 895; Location: 410 N AIRPORT DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CLECKLER/HEALD ELEMENTARY (Students: 887; Location: 1601 W SUGARCANE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 859; Location: 506 E 6TH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • A N RICO ELEMENTARY (Students: 854; Location: 2202 N INTERNATIONAL BLVD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 854; Location: 1700 S BORDER; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NORTH BRIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 816; Location: 2001 N BRIDGE ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MARY HOGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 802; Location: 2302 N INTERNATIONAL BLVD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RODOLFO RUDY SILVA JR ELEMENTARY (Students: 749; Location: 1001 W MILE 10; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Weslaco:

  • MID-VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 417 WESTGATE ST; Grades: PK – 7)
  • VALLEY GRANDE ELEMENTARY (Students: 93; Location: P.O. BOX 8205; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Weslaco:

  • WESLACO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $659,234; Location: 525 S KANSAS AVE; 66,998 books; 2,745 audio materials; 2,901 video materials; 270 serial subscriptions)

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