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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$723
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

McAllen Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    59
    0
  • Murder
    1
    0
  • Rape
    11
    41
  • Robbery
    36
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    309
    1
  • Theft
    2,910
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    79
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,254
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%
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McAllen Reviews

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McAllen, where I was born and bred, the city that shaped me into what I am today. McAllen has evolved over the years into a symbol of growth, with new job opportunities, a strong inclination toward entrepreneurship, an increase in healthcare availability, a rise in tourist attractions, among other great additions. Moreover, the community has cultivated a Tex-Mex culture unlike any other that can make anyone feel at home with its emphasis on family! Yet, there is significant diversity found in the McAllen community. One may visit the southern part of McAllen for some great Mexican delicacies one minute, then completely change one's atmosphere by traveling north of the train tracks. The northern part of McAllen, with its hip cafes and stores, where one may shop until they drop! All in all, McAllen has become a city where everyones' interest can be met.
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McAllen is a good place to live in when you want peace from the world! It is an easy to live and fit in place for most people, however, it can get pretty boring soon enough. I recommend four stars in general because it truly is family friendly, truly a healthy lifestyle there, and is considered a truly safe city from my experience from living there. One downside is diversity, since you don't really see much of a difference in races.
McAllen, Texas is a great small town with big vibes! The amount of places to eat are endless and each have their own style. The nightlife is also great. There are plenty of bars and clubs that cater to all lifestyles! Shopping in McAllen has grown as well. We have various locally owned boutiques along with a big mall that is currently being renovated attracting other big brands and stores.