Weslaco, Texas Population 2021

42,481
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Weslaco is a city located in Hidalgo County Texas. With a 2020 population of 42,481, it is the 81st largest city in Texas and the 921st largest city in the United States . Weslaco is currently growing at a rate of 1.01% annually and its population has increased by 19.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,670 in 2010. Weslaco reached it's highest population of 42,481 in 2021. Spanning over 18 miles, Weslaco has a population density of 2,415 people per square mile.

The average household income in Weslaco is $59,776 with a poverty rate of 24.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $709 per month, and the median house value is $83,900. The median age in Weslaco is 29.3 years, 26.7 years for males, and 33.4 years for females.

Weslaco Demographics

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

  • White: 86.61%
  • Other race: 8.81%
  • Two or more races: 2.19%
  • Asian: 0.90%
  • Black or African American: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Weslaco, Texas is 42,481 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 41,203.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 35,670.

Weslaco, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35,04686.61%
Some Other Race3,5648.81%
Two or More Races8882.19%
Asian3640.90%
Black or African American3150.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native2870.71%
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Weslaco Population by Race

Weslaco Population Pyramid $2021

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Weslaco Median Age

29.3


Total

26.7


Male

33.4


Female

Weslaco Adults

There are 26,824 adults, (5,543 of whom are seniors) in Weslaco.

Weslaco Age Dependency

90.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

64.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Weslaco Sex Ratio

Female

19,990

49.40%

Male

20,474

50.60%

Weslaco Population by Age

Weslaco Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Weslaco Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.1%25.9%
All63.2%36.8%
Male58.4%41.6%
Non Family57.9%42.1%
Female46.7%53.3%

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Weslaco Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,2553.2663.2
Married5,9703.9674.1
Female2,8243.7446.7
Non Family2,8041.1557.9
Male6573.8958.4

3.83

Average Family Size

3.26

Average Household Size

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Weslaco Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,94316.93%
9th to 12th Grade2,0408.76%
High School Graduate5,22022.41%
Some College6,02325.86%
Associates Degree1,1104.77%
Bachelors Degree3,44914.81%
Graduate Degree1,5086.47%
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Weslaco Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Weslaco Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic19,79213,9693,514
White3,0662,9061,158
Other Race2,621807137
Asian231231191
Native American22117416
2+ Races20815518
Black16716784

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 82.68%.

Weslaco Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,270$33,273$23,057
Less Than 9th Grade$16,004$23,365$13,016
High School Graduate$25,964$31,466$17,386
Some College$26,259$30,969$22,392
Bachelors Degree$47,057$51,483$44,076
Graduate Degree$60,355$59,205$60,597

$28,270

Average Earnings

$33,273

Average Male

$23,057

Average Female

Weslaco Earnings by Educational Attainment

Weslaco Language by Age

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Weslaco Language

23.66% of Weslaco residents speak only English, while 76.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 75.32% of the population.

Weslaco Language

Weslaco Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic35,5349,34926.31%
Other3,2821,58648.32%
Multiple88850056.31%
White3,6453329.11%
Native2753813.82%
Asian36451.37%
Black30820.65%

24.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.11%

Male Poverty Rate

26.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Weslaco

The race most likely to be in poverty in Weslaco is Multiple, with 56.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Weslaco is Black, with 0.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.50%.

Weslaco Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.30%
High School20.87%
Some College15.22%
Bachelors or Greater4.90%

Weslaco Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed33.10%
Female Employed15.83%
Female Unemployed14.14%
Male Employed10.81%

Weslaco Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Weslaco Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,060$59,776
Families$51,041$64,714
Married Families$61,531-
Non Families$22,201$39,587
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Income by Household Type

Weslaco Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Weslaco Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Weslaco Marital Status by Race

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Weslaco Marital Status

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1,585

Number of Veterans

1,507

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War447
Vietnam437
First Gulf War259
Korea118
World War II53

Weslaco Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+407
35 to 54377
65 to 74339
18 to 34233
55 to 64229

Weslaco Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4216.20%
Hispanic1,0164.40%
Native American10440.00%
Other Race602.10%

Weslaco Veterans by Race

Weslaco Veterans by Education

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8.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Weslaco Veterans by Education

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58.5%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Weslaco Employment by Age

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Weslaco Employment by Race

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Weslaco Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.95%

Born in Weslaco

83.39%

Native Born

16.61%

Foreign Born

11.12%

Non Citizen

5.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.39% of Weslaco residents were born in the United States, with 71.95% having been born in Texas. 11.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Weslaco Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202142,4814261.01%
202042,0554261.02%
201941,6294261.03%
201841,2031,0122.52%
201740,1912200.55%
201639,9716431.63%
201539,3284091.05%
201438,9193740.97%
201338,5452860.75%
201238,2594041.07%
201137,8558962.42%
201036,95910,0243.21%
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%

Weslaco Population by Year