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McAllen
  • City in Texas

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade A
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C
  12. Commute
    grade B+

editorial

McAllen is a city in Texas with a population of 142,722. McAllen is in Hidalgo County. Living in McAllen offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In McAllen there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in McAllen and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in McAllen are above average.

About

About McAllen...
Population
142,722

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,700
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$955
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    123.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    39.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    28.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    109.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,799.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    national  11%

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