McAllen, Texas Population 2018

McAllen is a city located in the state of Texas. More specifically, it is located in Hidalgo County. McAllen is within 80 miles of the Gulf of Mexico and the city limits reach to the Rio Grande at the city of Reynosa, Mexico. The city’s population makes it the 22nd most populous in Texas. The last census of 2010 showed a population count of 129,877. This number has jumped quite considerably to 142,212, per recent estimates. The city is over 48 square miles, and the population density is 2,942 people per square mile. McAllen is part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metro area, which has a population of over 750,000 people.

Nearly 84% of McAllen’s population is white. Blacks, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders each make up less than 1% of the total population. The remainder of the population is 2.6% Asian, 10.4% other races, and 1.8% mixed race. Over 84% of the population of McAllen is of Hispanic or Latino origin. Residents under the age of 18 make up the city’s largest age group, accounting for 30.1% of the total population. More than 9% of people are between 18 and 24, over 28% are 25 to 44, over 21% are 45 to 64, and just under 11% are at least 65 years old. More females than males reside in McAllen, with 91.5 men for every 100 women. More than one-quarter of the population lives below the federal poverty line. The city has struggled with high unemployment rates in recent years, but that number continues to drop. However, McAllen is still considered one of the poorest cities in the United States, and because of this, the cost of living is over 16% less than the national average. Despite these struggles, however, the city’s population only continues to grow. A population of 150 in 1910 exploded to over 5,000 in 1920. By 1940, this figure had more than doubled. In 2000, the city’s population surpassed 100,000 and has only continued to grow larger. Recent estimates show that the population is up 9.5% since the last census in 2010, showing that this city is continuing to experience rapid growth that is showing no signs of slowing down.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017142,6969200.65%
2016141,7762,1421.53%
2015139,6341,4021.01%
2014138,2321,4281.04%
2013136,8041,2650.93%
2012135,5391,5431.15%
2011133,9962,4381.85%
2010131,55825,1442.14%
2000106,41422,3932.39%
199084,02117,7402.40%
198066,28128,6455.82%
197037,6364,9081.41%
196032,72812,6615.01%
195020,0678,1905.38%
194011,8772,8032.73%
19309,0743,7435.46%
19205,3310.00%

Mcallen Population in 2018Source: By Joel Pacheco [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White111,982
Some Other Race20,566
Asian3,604
Two or More Races1,615
Black or African American1,447
American Indian and Alaska Native486
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander138

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Mcallen Population Pyramid 2018

1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Male Population1,0002,0003,0004,0005,0006,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Mcallen Median Age

32.9


Total

31


Male

34.8


Female

Mcallen Adults

There are 99,450 adults, (17,312 of whom are seniors) in Mcallen.

Mcallen Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Mcallen Sex Ratio

Female

70,413

50.35%

Male

69,425

49.65%

Mcallen Households and Families

Mcallen Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Mcallen Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.9%29.1%
All59.6%40.4%
Female52.4%47.6%
Male45%55%
Non Family43.6%56.4%

59.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mcallen Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All43,9873.1559.6
Married23,0553.7770.9
Non Family10,4591.2743.6
Female7,9883.7252.4
Male2,4853.4845

3.69

Average Family Size

3.15

Average Household Size

2.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mcallen Households

Mcallen Education

Mcallen Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13,65315.96%
9th to 12th Grade8,65710.12%
High School Graduate16,53919.33%
Some College16,42319.20%
Associates Degree5,1836.06%
Bachelors Degree17,71420.71%
Graduate Degree7,3728.62%

Mcallen Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic70,86049,39417,821
Other Race12,2467,3132,575
White11,50210,8785,645
Asian2,3642,2031,397
Black680587117
Multiple Races621517209
Native American36222442
Islander827959

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 71.95%.

Mcallen Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,364$35,476$24,237
Less Than High School$15,038$18,563$11,923
High School Grad$22,782$26,447$19,719
Some College$30,618$35,153$24,178
Bachelors Degree$45,090$50,880$41,449
Graduate Degree$61,322$70,466$53,807

$30,364

Average Earnings

$35,476

Average Male

$24,237

Average Female

Mcallen Language

Mcallen Language by Age

Mcallen Language

22.60% of Mcallen residents speak only English, while 77.40% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 74.91% of the population.

Mcallen Poverty

Mcallen Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic117,86633,20328.17%
Other20,2327,46436.89%
White15,1491,0887.18%
Asian3,60437410.38%
Multiple1,61537223.03%
Black1,44232322.40%
Native4866312.96%
Islander1381712.32%

25.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.29%

Male Poverty Rate

27.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mcallen

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mcallen is Other, with 36.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mcallen is White, with 7.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.54%.

Mcallen Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.66%
High School19.14%
Some College17.45%
Bachelors or Greater7.36%

Mcallen Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.25%
Male Unemployed24.48%
Female Employed13.47%
Male Employed13.36%

Mcallen Income

Mcallen Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,057$66,023
Families$50,982$72,186
Married Families$63,013$85,915
Non Families$29,435$44,174

Mcallen Marital Status

Mcallen Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Mcallen Married by Age and Sex

Mcallen Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Mcallen Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Mcallen Veterans

Mcallen Veterans by War

4,310

Number of Veterans

4,076

Male Veterans

234

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,451
First Gulf War930
Second Gulf War744
Korea443
World War II168

Mcallen Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 541,146
65 to 741,126
75+1,015
55 to 64660
18 to 34363

Mcallen Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,0615.09%
Hispanic2,5063.01%
Other930.64%
2 or More617.74%
Black465.59%
Asian331.15%
Indian164.20%

Mcallen Veterans by Education

6.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mcallen Employment Status

Mcallen Employment by Age

60.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mcallen Employment by Race

Mcallen Employment by Education

Mcallen Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

60.37%

Born in Texas

72.58%

Native Born

27.42%

Foreign Born

17.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.58% of Mcallen residents were born in the United States, with 60.37% having been born in Texas. 17.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.