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.
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