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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
San Juan is a suburb of McAllen with a population of 36,740. San Juan is in Hidalgo County. Living in San Juan offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in San Juan and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in San Juan are above average.
About San Juan...
Population
36,740

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$678
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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San Juan Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    323.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    37.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    262
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,911.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    18%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    40%
    13%

Working in San Juan

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,506
National
$55,322
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San Juan Reviews

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I have lived in San Juan for a couple of years now. My mother and step-father bought a home on the rural side of town yet close to the city. We get to enjoy the country-side and all of nature's beauty without having to compromise the amenities of living close to the big cities. The people we've met are friendly and very respectful of each other's privacy. I've been fortunate enough to be a part of the lovely community. The sunrise and sunsets create majestic sceneries that keep me in awe and unwilling to go indoors. San Juan is set in an area where birds and butterflies travel through during their migrating season. Lastly, we live minutes away from Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge where we get to visit to get in touch with nature.
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This town is very small but very comfortable to live in due to the kind of people who live around there. To emphasis on that, I mean that people are laid back, it is very rare for commotion to happen, and you'll eventually realize it is a small world with the amount of familiar faces you will encounter throughout the time spent in San Juan. It is a calm town, everything is close by (e.g grocery store, the mall, hospitals, restaurants/fast food). However, looking for jobs it is very difficult at times in the are so you will probably have to work somewhere further from the area.
I have lived in San Juan, Texas for almost all my life, it's a small town in between Alamo and Pharr. I have attended Idea San Juan Public School, now i'm attending UTRGV thats only 30 min from where i live. This place has very friendly people but there do keep to themselves, with the Basilica Church that everyone is welcome to attend or even walk as see the sculptures that they have installed. this town is expanding and constructing new building and fixing the roads as well. although there isn't really much to do here its a very calm place to live.