Weslaco, Texas Population 2020

41,573

Weslaco is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 41,573, it is the 83rd largest city in Texas and the 942nd largest city in the United States. Weslaco is currently growing at a rate of 0.49% annually and its population has increased by 16.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,670 in 2010. Spanning over 18 miles, Weslaco has a population density of 2,364 people per square mile.

The average household income in Weslaco is $59,348 with a poverty rate of 25.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $693 per month, and the median house value is $83,600. The median age in Weslaco is 30.2 years, 28.1 years for males, and 33.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.4 males.

Weslaco Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Weslaco was:

  • White: 86.60%
  • Other race: 9.00%
  • Two or more races: 2.20%
  • Asian: 1.10%
  • Native American: 0.75%
  • Black or African American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Weslaco, Texas is 41,573, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 41,171.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 35,670.

Weslaco, Texas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,53086.60%
Some Other Race3,5889.00%
Two or More Races8792.20%
Asian4401.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native2980.75%
Black or African American1360.34%

Weslaco Population Pyramid 2020

Weslaco Median Age

30.2


Total

28.1


Male

33.3


Female

Weslaco Adults

There are 26,816 adults, (5,643 of whom are seniors) in Weslaco.

Weslaco Age Dependency

88.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

61.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Weslaco Sex Ratio

Female

20,305

50.93%

Male

19,566

49.07%

Weslaco Households and Families

Weslaco Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Weslaco Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.9%26.1%
All64.7%35.3%
Male64.4%35.6%
Non Family60.8%39.2%
Female49.9%50.1%

64.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,2003.2264.7
Married5,8693.973.9
Non Family2,9311.1860.8
Female2,8533.8149.9
Male5473.8164.4

3.8

Average Family Size

3.22

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Weslaco Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,08117.60%
9th to 12th Grade2,1899.44%
High School Graduate5,63224.29%
Some College5,22122.52%
Associates Degree1,2065.20%
Bachelors Degree3,23813.96%
Graduate Degree1,6206.99%

Weslaco Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic19,37313,3863,354
White3,3293,0461,191
Other Race2,561891141
Asian319319269
Native American22519341
Multiple Races22518743
Black11011018

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 84.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,638$31,919$23,542
Less Than High School$14,988$19,722$12,184
High School Grad$25,409$28,726$17,593
Some College$30,016$31,510$25,328
Bachelors Degree$50,743$54,268$45,373
Graduate Degree$60,000$67,727$58,672

$28,638

Average Earnings

$31,919

Average Male

$23,542

Average Female

Weslaco Language

Weslaco Language by Age

Weslaco Language

25.67% of Weslaco residents speak only English, while 74.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 73.07% of the population.

Weslaco Poverty

Weslaco Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic34,3269,49327.66%
Other3,3651,54445.88%
Multiple87945551.76%
White4,2513488.19%
Native2597127.41%
Asian44040.91%
Black13610.74%

25.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.49%

Male Poverty Rate

27.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Weslaco

The race most likely to be in poverty in Weslaco is Multiple, with 51.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Weslaco is Black, with 0.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.69%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.89%
High School20.27%
Some College16.03%
Bachelors or Greater4.92%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed42.80%
Female Unemployed19.35%
Female Employed15.08%
Male Employed10.71%

Weslaco Income

Weslaco Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,841$59,348
Families$50,775$65,204
Married Families$60,995-
Non Families$21,467$36,466

Weslaco Marital Status

Weslaco Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Weslaco Married by Age and Sex

Weslaco Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Weslaco Marital Status by Race

Weslaco Veterans

1,571

Number of Veterans

1,485

Male Veterans

86

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam509
Second Gulf War365
First Gulf War257
Korea136
World War II67
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54384
65 to 74360
75+357
55 to 64283
18 to 34187
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4426.28%
Hispanic1,0304.52%
Other812.85%
Indian4820.25%

$Weslaco Veterans by Education

12.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Weslaco Employment Status

58.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Weslaco 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

68.91%

Born in Texas

80.60%

Native Born

19.40%

Foreign Born

13.66%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

80.60% of Weslaco residents were born in the United States, with 68.91% having been born in Texas. 13.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202041,5732010.49%
201941,3722010.49%
201841,1711,0412.59%
201740,1302010.50%
201639,9296371.62%
201539,2924001.03%
201438,8923560.92%
201338,5362760.72%
201238,2603981.05%
201137,8628862.40%
201036,97610,0413.22%
200026,9355,0582.10%
199021,8772,5461.24%
198019,3314,0182.36%
197015,313-336-0.22%
196015,6498,1357.61%
19507,5146310.88%
19406,8832,0043.50%
19304,8790.00%