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McAllen, TX

McAllen, Texas is a medium-size city with slightly more than 140,000 residents. Families with young children are common, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the population. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 35, skew younger than most cities in Texas. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 41% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $826/month. Over the course of a year, renters in McAllen will save around $2,400 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, McAllen residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (36%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't used extensively. Few residents walk to work.

Many McAllen residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and education. Together, these industries account for 20% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. McAllen workers earn an average annual income of around $61,000, less than those elsewhere in the state. McAllen's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Among residents older than 25 in McAllen, 18% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

Average Rent in McAllen

Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
Jan 20$575$735$906$1,000
Dec 19630735880995
Nov 19630735887995
Oct 19630735910995
Sep 19630725915995
Aug 196307359121,000
Jul 196307679221,000
Jun 19630767910987
May 19630735897975
Apr 19630735897975
Mar 19630735900975
Feb 19630735900975
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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