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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$636
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%

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
    304
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    42
    41
  • Robbery
    115
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    808
    525
  • Theft
    4,550
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    150
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,108
National
$53,889
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    33%
    13%
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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.
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The once small town of Weslaco has grown from just being known as the small town you pass by in a blink of an eye when going from the North point of the Rio Grande Valley to the southern South Padre Island-Brownsville point. The parks of Weslaco have gone from being a place for neighborhood trouble-makers to go to and thrive in the dark areas of the park to family friendly parks renovated to invite the community to enjoy. Restaurants have looked to Weslaco to build or renovate out-of-date restaurants. Weslaco has the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets just a few minutes East in their neighbor city of Mercedes. A beautiful Valley Nature Center in the Gibson Park, Aurora nature walk on South Texas Boulevard, and Estero Llande Grande State Park on South International Boulevard on your way to the Progreso International Bridge are just a few of the many things you can visit while in Weslaco and want to experience the local beauties of the Rio Grande Valley.
I am a current resident in Weslaco and have been for 5 years now. One thing Weslaco lacks is places for entertainment or tourism attractions. Weslaco is a pretty old town so there isn't all that much to do and if you're a young adult looking for a place to have fun or even shop at a mall you're going to have to go a city or two over. However, Weslaco is pretty family friendly and full of parks and often hosts community events and programs that are family-oriented. Overall, Weslaco is not so bad and is a pretty good place to live for a family. However, beware of the poor schools here. Send your kids to IDEA or STISD.