McAllen employment information

IndexMcAllenTexasNational
Income per capita$21,726$27,828$29,829
Median household income$45,568$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,200$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,711$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$29,064$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$21,117$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate4.8%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level25.7%16.7%15.1%
The McAllen, TX employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in McAllen is $21,726, which is 22% lower than than the Texas average and 27% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $45,568, which is 17% lower than than the Texas average and 18% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in McAllen is 5%, which is 3% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in McAllen is 26% which is 70% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$30,375$45,568$91,136
City
$36,481$54,727$109,454
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in McAllen is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in McAllen is 18% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in McAllen is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in McAllen is 70% higher than the national average.

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McAllen employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.2%1.0%
Manufacturing sector7.8%1.3%
Financial & insurance services3.5%4.0%
Wholesale & retail services18.8%14.9%
Public administration5.9%4.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.8%1.2%
Education, health & social services18.6%43.8%
Other29.8%26.8%

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Palmhurst, TX2,654$81,75048%
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Campo Verde, TX270$60,5219%
Edinburg, TX84,399$43,76021%
Mission, TX82,200$43,48021%
McAllen, TX138,475$45,56818%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Killeen, TX138,745$48,15713%
Fullerton, CA139,491$67,11021%
Orange, CA139,919$79,19243%
Hampton, VA136,789$49,89010%
Bellevue, WA136,718$100,70382%
McAllen, TX138,475$45,56818%
Source: The McAllen, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).