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.

McAllen is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (14.92%), office and administrative support (13.63%), and teaching (10.36%).

The percentage of people in McAllen who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.73% of adults in McAllen have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in McAllen in 2010 was $21,410, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,640 for a family of four. However, McAllen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call McAllen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McAllen residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. McAllen also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 84.99% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in McAllen include Irish, French , English, and Italian.

McAllen also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.56%.

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