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Hidalgo County, Texas

78501, 78502, 78503, 78504, 78505

The City of Palms

Page Contents for McAllen, Texas

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of McAllen is approximately 127,245 (2007), 129877 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 37,922 (2000), 41573 (2010).
The amount of land area in McAllen is 83.969 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in McAllen is 46 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.25 sq kilometers.
The distance from McAllen to Washington DC is 1540 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 283 miles. (as the crow flies)
McAllen is positioned 26.21 degrees north of the equator and 98.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.
McAllen elevation is 121 feet above sea level.
McAllen per capita income is $ 14,939 (2000).
McAllen median income is $ 39,727 (2007).
The McAllen median home price is $ 100,700 (2007).
McAllen average annual rainfall is 26 inches per year
McAllen average annual precipitation is 22.96 inches peryear.
McAllen average temperature is 74 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 64.8 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 84.7 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 61 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 75 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 86 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 76 degrees F.


in southeast Texas about 70 miles west of the Gulf of Mexico and on the border with Mexico. It is about 120 miles from Corpus Christi and about 225 miles from San Antonio. Other nearby communities include Pharr, Palmhurst, Mission, Lopezville, San Juan, Alton, Granjeno and Alton North.
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semitropical desert. High humidity is the norm, particularly from May through September. Most of the precipitation is during the warm summer weather with the wettest month usually being September. March tends to be the driest month of the year.
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History & History Related Items

Though people settled here starting around the mid-1700's, it wasn't until John McAllen arrived around 1850 that development began in earnest. The townsite was established in 1904 as West McAllen. Another site became East McAllen in 1907. By 1910, they had joined together and McAllen had about 150 residents. The city was incorporated in 1911 and grew remarkably to over 5,300 by 1920.

Here is a history page for McAllen. The Handbook of Texas Online has good historical information also.
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McAllen is an important migratory route for birds and butterflies. With over 450 species of birds and over 260 species of butterflies, wildlife watching is a delight

Texas Tropics - Birding Festival
held each year in the spring

Mc Allen International Museum of Art and Science
1900 Nolana St
Mcallen, TX 78504-4121
Phone: 956-682-1564
Art and Science are combined in this captivating museum with varous art exhibits and an Earth Science Gallery that focuses on geology and archeology.

Veteran's War Memorial of Texas
Phone: 956-631-2511

Are you going to travel into Mexico? Here are some things you should know.

McAllen-Miller International Airport
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Economy & Industry

McAllen Economic Development Corporation
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McAllen City Government

The City of McAllen
McAllen has a home-rule form of government with a City Manager

Mc Allen City Hall
1300 W Houston Ave
Mcallen, TX 78501
Phone: 956-681-1000
City mailing address:
City of McAllen
P.O. Box 220
McAllen, TX 78505

Edinburg is the County Seat of Hidalgo County

McAllen Chamber

McAllen Chamber of Commerce
1200 Ash Avenue
Mc Allen, TX 78501
Phone: 956-682-2871

McAllen Organizations

McAllen Chamber of Commerce
1200 Ash Avenue
Mc Allen, TX 78501
Phone: 956-682-2871

McAllen Libraries

Hidalgo County Library System
4305 N 10th St # E
Mcallen, TX 78504-3009
PHone: 956-682-6397

McAllen Schools

Mc Allen Independent School District
2000 N 23rd St
Mcallen, TX 78501-6126
Phone: 956-618-6000

St Joseph's Catholic School
119 W Fay St
Edinburg, TX 78539-4326
Phone: 956-383-3957


South Texas Community College
P.O. Box 9701
McAllen, Texas 78502-9701
Phone: 956-618-8311
Toll-free: 800-742-7822

The University of Texas-Pan American


The population of McAllen was:
1910 - 150
1920 - 5,300
1960 - 32,728
1970 - 37,636
1980 - 66,281
1990 - 84,021
2000 - 106,414
2007 - 127,245

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 37,922

Median age:
2000 - 30.5 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 33,641
2007 - $ 39,727

Median house value:
2000 - $ 73,900
2007 - $ 100,700

McAllen is located in the Central time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

The area code was 956 as of 9-2003

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