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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Weslaco is a town in Texas with a population of 39,021. Weslaco is in Hidalgo County. Living in Weslaco offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Weslaco there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Weslaco and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Weslaco are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$647
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Weslaco 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
    265
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    42
    41
  • Robbery
    103
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    668
    500
  • Theft
    4,019
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,157
National
$55,322
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%
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I love how local everything is. Lots of options for any form of shopping. My school, Weslaco High School, offers lots of valuable courses that are free and will give me an actual competitive edge once I graduate. OnRamps courses, Dual Enrollment courses, CATE classes, ECHS, Computer Science, lots of actual meaningful courses are offered. The school, however, does have an issue with the kids, bad kids are definitely numerous here, at around a 1:19 ratio of bad to good kids. Crime is a very rare thing, but it does happen. The city has taken steps to combat this though! Overall, Weslaco is an excellent city. For diversity, I can't really rate it. Mostly everyone down here is mexican or hispanic with very few other races down here. I cant answer the job opportunities section because ive only worked at McDonalds.
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Weslaco is a small town which I love. It's a quiet and very calm place to start a family. I lived here my whole entire life. Currently we had a ugly storm that hit us sometime back in the middle of June and it got flooded really bad. To the point where a lot of houses including mine got flooded with all the water! We are trying to improve the city and its going to start with the people that lead this city.!
Weslaco is a resourceful city by adapting to the social media atmosphere. Weslaco has come a long way from being a tiny city only locals knew about. Of course like most cities it has its pro's and con's but the good has out weighed the bad here. Politics seem like they have gotten a grasp of things and have beautified the city. Graffiti has been covered up and beautified by locals who come together. This city has come together when in need, the ISD have become an interest when dealing with the students. Summer programs for children have raised up with higher attendance, as well as breakfast and lunch programs for students.