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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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-
Weslaco is a suburb of McAllen with a population of 39,871. Weslaco is in Hidalgo County. Living in Weslaco offers residents a sparse 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.
About Weslaco...
Population
39,871

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$693
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse 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
    218.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    69.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    385.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,146.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    129.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Weslaco

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,841
National
$55,322

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Weslaco Reviews

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Weslaco is a very economic city and is not too cluttered a population as the Edinburg/McAllen area. Although it does not have many of the activities and entertainment in Edinburg/McAllen, it is a great middle ground between there and Harlingen; about the same distance (20-30 minutes) both ways depending on traffic. A great place to raise a family!
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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.
I've lived in Weslaco for most of my life. I consider it to be my hometown and will always have a special place in my heart for this blossoming Texas city. I love that it's not too small to where I feel cramped or "trapped", nor too large that it feels unfamiliar or overwhelming. It has, however, started to grow within recent years, with many new businesses popping up throughout the city. While I'm pleased with its expansion, I do hope that we can work on adding an accredited university to the town to complement the flourishing community college we currently have. I also hope that we can open more healthy restaurants to rival the hundreds of fast-food joints that seem to pop up everywhere. With a few conscious upgrades to the city, I feel confident that Weslaco can be a place for positive growth and development for future generations.