Income/capita 27%
Household income 18%
Unemployment 3%
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%

Key findings

  • 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%

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      Palmhurst, TX2,654$81,75048%
      Granjeno, TX334$62,81314%
      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).