Weslaco Hidalgo County, Texas

Weslaco: City in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States

About

Weslaco is a city located in the county of Hidalgo in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 35,670 and a population density of 724 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 43,273 inhabitants.

The city was created 103 years ago in 1918.

Weslaco Quick Facts

Population : 43,273 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Hidalgo County
Postal code : 78599, 78596
Phone Area Codes : 956
Area : 49.24 km2
Altitude : 79 feet / 24 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1919 (103 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 06:36:32 (17th May 2022)
Density : 879 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 17.57% (2010-2020)
Weslaco locator map
Location of Weslaco on Texas map.
Weslaco Old Railroad Station image
Weslaco Old Railroad Station
Weslaco Old Railroad Station image

Geography

Weslaco is located at 26°9'34"N 97°59'27"W (26.1595200, -97.9908400).

Weslaco map

Demographics

The population of Weslaco increased by 17.57% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 35,670 - census
2011 37,855 5.77% estimation process
2012 38,259 1.06% estimation process
2013 38,545 0.74% estimation process
2014 38,919 0.96% estimation process
2015 39,328 1.04% estimation process
2016 39,971 1.61% estimation process
2017 40,191 0.55% estimation process
2018 41,203 2.46% estimation process
2019 41,629 1.02% estimation process
2020 43,273 3.8% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 29,003
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 27,540
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 5.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 28,513
April 1, 2010 Population : 27,469
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.8%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 24.8%
People over 65 (%) : 14.1%
Female persons, % : 50.3%
White only, percent : 83.2%
Black or African American alone, percent : 3.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 8.0%
Asians alone % : 1.3%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 4.2%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 18.9%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 67.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,501
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 7.4%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 12,738

Weslaco zip code is 78596. County name: Hidalgo, County fips: 48215

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 12,738
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 62.6%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $142,500
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,215
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $402
2015-2019 median gross rent : $728
Permits for construction, 2020 : 19
2015-2019 Households : 10,653
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.58
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 79.0%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.7%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 91.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 79.7%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 20.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.8%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 61,280
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 158,548
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 429,815
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 530,851
2012 total retail sales per capita : $18,603
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $49,900
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $26,520
Percentage of people living in poverty : 15.8%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 922
2019 total employment : 10,131
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 413,188
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 2.4%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 2,289
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,634
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,519
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 572
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 247
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,183
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 254
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,115
2010 population per square mile : 27.8
2010 land area in square miles : 988.82

People born in Weslaco (8)

People born in Weslaco, including actor David Spielberg, writer Hector Cantú, artist Nora Chapa Mendoza, .

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Schools in Weslaco

College & universities near Weslaco, TX

Code Name City ZIP
443322 Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies Weslaco (TX) 78596

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Weslaco, TX

Code Name Address Type
MEN McAllen, Texas 1501 West US Hwy 83 Business BUS
HGN Harlingen, Texas 215 E. Monroe Ave. BUS
BSV Brownsville, Texas 1134 E. St. Charles Street BUS

Post offices near Weslaco

Post Office Name City ZIP
Wesla Post Office Weslaco (TX) 78596

Other cities in Hidalgo County

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City Name Population Title
McAllen 143,751 City in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States
Edinburg 102,374 City in Texas, United States of America
Mission 84,496 City in Texas, United States
Pharr 79,513 City in Hidalgo County, Texas
San Juan 37,034 In Hidalgo County, Texas, San Juan is a city.
Alamo 20,556 Town in southern Texas, United States
Alton 18,785 City in Texas
Mercedes 16,598 City in Texas, USA
Donna 16,316 City in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States
Hidalgo 14,305 City in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States
La Homa 11,985 Census designated place
Elsa 7,120 City in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States
Mila Doce 6,222 Census designated place
Progreso 5,979 City in Hidalgo County, Texas
Palmview 5,839 City in Texas
Palmview South 5,575 Census designated place

Distance to Other Cities

Weslaco distances to largest Texas cities