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Population (year 2000): 26,935. Estimated population in July 2005: 31,442 (+16.7% change)
Males: 12,598 (46.8%), Females: 14,337 (53.2%)

Hidalgo County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 30.8 years
Median household income: $26,573 (year 2000)
Median house value: $53,200 (year 2000)

Weslaco, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Weslaco:

  • Hispanic (83.8%)
  • Other race (20.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (14.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (3.9%), English (2.8%), Irish (2.2%), United States (1.7%).Texas

Elevation: 81 feet

Land area: 12.7 square miles

Weslaco,

For population 25 years and over in Weslaco

  • High school or higher: 55.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Weslaco city

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

20.4% Foreign born (19.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,231 (+4.8%).

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TX McAllen, (17.6 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Christi, TX Corpus (116.7 miles pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Antonio, TX San (230.5 miles pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Verde, TX (1.9 miles Villa South, TX (2.1 miles Midway Grande, TX (2.4 miles Llano North, TX (2.7 miles Midway TX (4.3 miles Scissors, TX (4.3 miles Donna, Doce, TX (4.6 miles Mila TX Mercedes, (4.8 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 113 buildings, average cost: $44,400
  • 1997: 142 buildings, average cost: $57,400
  • 1998: 332 buildings, average cost: $47,000
  • 1999: 261 buildings, average cost: $50,100
  • 2000: 269 buildings, average cost: $46,900
  • 2001: 284 buildings, average cost: $55,200
  • 2002: 352 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2003: 244 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 2004: 234 buildings, average cost: $67,300
  • 2005: 286 buildings, average cost: $84,800

Latitude: 26.16 N, Longitude: 97.99 W

Area code: 956

Weslaco, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (32.5%), Retail trade (14.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,987 (+22.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,132 (48.6%)

Crime in Weslaco by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 2 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 7.4 0.0 7.4
Rapes 2 2 7 8
    per 100,000 7.4 7.4 26.0 29.7
Robberies 29 33 37 23
    per 100,000 107.7 122.5 137.4 85.4
Assaults 79 105 104 92
    per 100,000 293.3 389.8 386.1 341.6
Burglaries 440 535 376 514
    per 100,000 1633.6 1986.3 1396.0 1908.3
Thefts 1,377 1,687 1,495 1,833
    per 100,000 5112.3 6263.2 5550.4 6805.3
Auto thefts 159 147 197 187
    per 100,000 590.3 545.8 731.4 694.3
460.0 558.3 507.1 574.6

Average climate in Weslaco, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Weslaco,

Weslaco-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.5 miles away from the Weslaco city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/15/1983, a category 3 tornado 24.1 miles away from the city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Weslaco:
  • KNAPP MEDICAL CENTER (1401 EAST EIGHT STREET PO BOX 1110)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Weslaco:
  • MC ALLEN HEART HOSP (about 19 miles; MC ALLEN, TX)
  • RIO GRANDE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; MC ALLEN, TX)
  • CORNERSTONE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; EDINBURG, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Weslaco:
  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 18 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; ID: MFE)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 24 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; ID: HRL)
  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT'L (about 44 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; ID: BRO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Weslaco:
  • MID VALLEY (about 2 miles; WESLACO, TX; ID: T65)
  • EDINBURG INTL (about 21 miles; EDINBURG, TX; ID: 25R)
  • PORT ISABEL-CAMERON COUNTY (about 46 miles; PORT ISABEL, TX; ID: PIL)

Amtrak station near Weslaco:
  • 18 miles: MCALLEN (120 S. 16TH ST.) - Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12 $29,254 $29,254 0 $0
Local Libraries 12 $22,627 $22,627 9 $6,759
Other and Unallocable 19 $34,109 $21,542 0 $0
Streets and Highways 16 $33,119 $24,839 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $4,069 $48,828 0 $0
Water Supply 14 $24,704 $21,174 2 $2,187
Parks and Recreation 24 $38,298 $19,149 0 $0
Sewerage 8 $11,674 $17,511 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 14 $22,638 $19,404 5 $4,889
Health 7 $13,242 $22,700 0 $0
Airports 4 $9,286 $27,858 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $4,618 $18,472 0 $0
Firefighters 46 $145,396 $37,929 0 $0
Police - Other 26 $40,100 $18,507 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 65 $184,103 $33,988 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   3 $4,302
Other Government Administration 20 $41,008 $24,604 0 $0
Totals for Government 291 $658,244 $27,144 19 $18,137
College/University in Weslaco:
  • SOUTH TEXAS VO-TECH INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 292; Location: 2419 E HAGGAR AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.stvt.net)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Weslaco:
  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 19 miles; EDINBURG, TX; FT enrollment: 9,651)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 21 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 37 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; FT enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 37 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; FT enrollment: 4,556)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 93 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; FT enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 116 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,282)
Public high schools in Weslaco:
  • WESLACO H S (Students: 1,994; Location: 1005 W PIKE AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WESLACO EAST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,591; Location: 319 W 4TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION CHARTER H S (Students: 134; Location: 116 W 5TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SOUTH PALM GARDENS H S (Students: 63; Location: 319 W 4TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HORTON ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGR (Location: 103 S IOWA; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Weslaco:
  • VALLEY GRANDE ACADEMY (Students: 70; Location: 1000 5 BRIDGE AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Weslaco:
  • DR R E MARGO ELEMENTARY (Students: 1,218; Location: 1701 S BRIDGE ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BEATRIZ G GARZA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 943; Location: 1111 W SUGAR CANE DR; Grades: 06 - 09)
  • AIRPORT ELEMENTARY (Students: 895; Location: 410 N AIRPORT DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CLECKLER/HEALD ELEMENTARY (Students: 887; Location: 1601 W SUGARCANE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 859; Location: 506 E 6TH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • A N RICO ELEMENTARY (Students: 854; Location: 2202 N INTERNATIONAL BLVD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 854; Location: 1700 S BORDER; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NORTH BRIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 816; Location: 2001 N BRIDGE ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MARY HOGE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 802; Location: 2302 N INTERNATIONAL BLVD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • RODOLFO RUDY SILVA JR ELEMENTARY (Students: 749; Location: 1001 W MILE 10; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Weslaco:
  • MID-VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 127; Location: 417 WESTGATE ST; Grades: PK - 7)
  • VALLEY GRANDE ELEMENTARY (Students: 93; Location: P.O. BOX 8205; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Weslaco:
  • WESLACO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $659,234; Location: 525 S KANSAS AVE; 66,998 books; 2,745 audio materials; 2,901 video materials; 270 serial subscriptions)
 

Weslaco compared to Texas state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Weslaco:
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Weslaco:
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • K206BP (89.1 FM; WESLACO, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Weslaco:
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KZMC-LP (Channel 35; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KSTI-LP (Channel 69; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KJST-LP (Channel 28; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)

 

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