McAllen, TX: What you need to know

McAllen is known for its flourishing arts culture, including its Creative Arts Incubator, which supports aspiring artists in the Rio Grande Valley. The incubator also houses Techspace, created to provide low-cost space for startups as well as co-working opportunities - and one of several initiatives in place that foster entrepreneurship here.

It has a top downtown, plus, the city also has a business climate that continues to grow, with retail consistently leading the way. Residents and visitors will find a downtown entertainment district filled with galleries, restaurants, nightclubs and more. Nature lovers flock to Quinta Mazatlan for butterfly and bird watching.

McAllen, TX City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 136,993
Median Age 33
Median Household Income $44,254
Median Home Price $115,400
Walkscore 49

McAllen, TX Rankings

McAllen, TX Real Estate

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McAllen, TX Water Walk Neighborhood is a great city attraction designed by Hollywood director Catherine Hardwicke.

McAllen, TX Health and Health Care

Community welcomes UTGRV School of Medicine, Texas A&M expansion

Medical centers anchor abundant care services

McAllen, TX Business and Economy

Five hotels, performing arts center complete convention center district

April barbecue competition features chicken, ribs, brisket

Chamber establishes TechPlace for entrepreneurs

Airport upgrades terminal, parking, security and more

McAllen enjoys numerous business advantages

Programs back inventors, entrepreneurs

Discover the top employers and job prospects in McAllen, TX.

See what's helping small businesses thrive in McAllen, TX and how business owners find the support they need.

The city of McAllen, TX is environmentally friendly through green programs such as HEB reusable grocery bags.

At Republic of the Rio Grande, elegance and authentic Mexican food await hungry patrons.

McAllen, TX residents find innovative ideas for startup businesses.

McAllen has been ranked fifth among the best cities for doing business.

McAllen, TX Schools

Schools in McAllen, Texas prepare students for a bright future

Innovations make education a driving force for entire Rio Grande Valley

Big box store turns into big book warehouse.

McAllen Independent School District uses technology tools to provide students and teachers alike with a cutting edge learning environment.

McAllen, TX Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 48.6%
  Female 51.4%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 69
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Median Population

Median Age 32.5%
Age 18 Over 70.9%
Age 21 Over 66.2%
Age 62 Over 14%
Age 65 Over 11.4%


  Ethnicity White 86.1%
  Ethnicity Black 0.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.7%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 84.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 8.4%


  Median Household Income $44,254
  Median Home Price $115,400
  Homes Owned 39.2%
  Homes Rent 60.8%
  Median Property Rent $723

This is a great place for small business, and it's because of the uniqueness of the market.

David Martinez, local business owner


  English Only 21.3%
  English Other 78.7%

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Commute Types

  Walked 0.9%
  Worked at Home 4.9%
  Public Transportation 0.7%
  Other Means 7.4%
  Drove Alone 75.7%
  Carpooled 10.5%

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