McAllen demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,3739791
Median age32.434.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%48%43%
Speak English21%65%79%
Speak Spanish76%30%13%
McAllen, TX has a population of 138,475 and is the 193rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,373 per sq mi which is 2348% higher than the Texas average and 2519% higher than the national average. The median age in McAllen is 32 which is approximately 5% lower than the Texas average of 34. In McAllen, 58% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 21% speak English and 76% speak Spanish. 60% of McAllen residents were born in Texas, 11% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 28% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in McAllen is 2348% higher than Texas.
  • The median age in McAllen is 5% lower than Texas.
  • In McAllen 81.65% of the population is White.
  • In McAllen 0.96% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In McAllen 2.92% of the population is Asian.

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McAllen population breakdown by race

Black or African American0.96%11.95%12.63%
American Indian0.53%0.48%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.06%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race1.25%2.50%3.06%
Other race12.63%5.79%4.75%
In McAllen, 85.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The McAllen, TX demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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