McAllen, TX
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McAllen is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 140,269 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, McAllen is the 20th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, McAllen is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, McAllen is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in McAllen who work in sales jobs (14.87%), office and administrative support (13.68%), and teaching (9.94%).

The percentage of people in McAllen who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.92% of adults in McAllen have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in McAllen in 2010 was $21,600, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,400 for a family of four. However, McAllen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

McAllen is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call McAllen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in McAllen, accounting for 84.49% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of McAllen residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in McAllen include Irish, French , English, and Italian.

In addition, McAllen has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.02%).

The most common language spoken in McAllen is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.