Weslaco is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 39,474 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Weslaco is the 86th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Weslaco is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Weslaco is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Weslaco who work in sales jobs (15.04%), office and administrative support (13.36%), and teaching (9.39%).
The city of Weslaco is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.
The citizens of Weslaco are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.78% of adults in Weslaco have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Weslaco in 2010 was $15,676, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,704 for a family of four. However, Weslaco contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Weslaco home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Weslaco residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Weslaco also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 84.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Weslaco include English, Irish, French , and Italian.
In addition, Weslaco has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.15%).
The most common language spoken in Weslaco is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.