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 (14.17%), office and administrative support (13.66%), and teaching (9.02%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Weslaco rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.94% of adults 25 and older in Weslaco have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Weslaco in 2010 was $15,523, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,092 for a family of four. However, Weslaco contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Weslaco is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Weslaco 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 Weslaco, accounting for 85.91% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Weslaco residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Weslaco include English, Irish, Scottish, and French .
In addition, Weslaco has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.61%).
The most common language spoken in Weslaco is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.