McAllen is featured in Supersize vs Superskinny,[26] a British television programme on Channel 4 that features information about dieting and extreme eating lifestyles. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 74.33% of the population. In the show, the overweight participant visits morbidly obese McAllen residents to find motivation for lifestyle and diet changes. [14] The Marine Corps Commandant General Robert Neller expressed concerns about the impact of continuing border support on combat readiness for the troops.[10]. St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway, McAllen–Hidalgo–Reynosa International Bridge, United States federal government shutdown of 2018–2019, NCAA Division II national football championship, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, "Marine Corps commandant says deploying troops to the border poses 'unacceptable risk, "Trump highlights human trafficking as he calls for 'strong barrier' during visit to US-Mexico border", "Desperate migrant families overwhelm border agencies", "Trump says barbed wire 'can be a beautiful sight.' Since 2005, Metro McAllen has been operated as a department of the city of McAllen. The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.01%. the highest and lowest temperature readings during an entire month or year) calculated based on data at said location from 1981 to 2010. The United States Border Patrol Central Processing Center is located at 3700 W Ursula Avenue, McAllen, Texas.[39][40]. The 2LT Luis G. Garcia United States Army Reserve Center located at 600 S Col Rowe Blvd is home for the United States Army Reserve 961st Quartermaster Company, 461st Transportation Detachment, and 519th Transportation Detachment. McAllen sits across the border from Reynosa, a large manufacturing center. About 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.9% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. More than one-quarter of the population lives below the federal poverty line. The population continued to grow steadily through the 1970s, and reached 66,281 by 1980. This course hosts numerous tournaments year round.[33]. Many border communities disagree", "Migrants won't see armed soldiers on border", "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990", "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): McAllen city, Texas", National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, "Station Name: TX MCALLEN MILLER INTL AP", "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (DP-1): McAllen city, Texas", "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): McAllen city, Texas", Poorest place in US? According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 48.6 square miles (126.0 km2), of which 48.3 square miles (125.2 km2) are land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), or 0.62%, is covered by water.[16]. There are 100,562 adults, (18,152 of whom are seniors) in McAllen. It is located at the southern tip of the state in the Rio Grande Valley, close to the country of Mexico. [22], Based on the Texas Department of Public Safety's Annual Crime in Texas report and the FBI's Crime in the United States report, there were zero (0) murders reported during 2018. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035. The International Museum of Art & Science,[31] Smithsonian affiliate and AAM-accredited museum founded in 1967, is located near the path at the corner of Bicentennial and Nolana Avenue. These major additions turned a once relatively desolate area into a major agricultural center. The Rio Grande Valley began its rapid development with the introduction of irrigation in 1898 and the construction of the railroad in 1904. Of the 45,862 housing units, 4,289, or 9.4%, were vacant. McAllen hosted the NAIA National Football Championship in the late 1970s and NCAA Division II national football championship games in the 1980s. The New Main Library opened in the fall of 2011 inside a former Walmart big box store. McAllen Public Library operates a main library and two branches, the Lark Branch and the Palm View Branch. However, in 2011, census.gov listed the McAllen metro area the poorest in the nation. United States Census Bureau. It is located at 29th and Zinnia Ave.[32], Palm View Golf Course is located on South Ware Road just south of Highway 83. Prior to the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement, economic activity in McAllen was centered on agriculture and petroleum. [12], The mayor emphasized how safe and secure the city is when U.S military troops were mobilized in the city to help the Border Patrol. The McAllen area had the highest taxpayer-sponsored spending per beneficiary in the United States, despite areas with similar demographics and health profiles having half the cost per recipient. The city has struggled with high unemployment rates in recent years, but that number continues to drop. The average household income in McAllen is $67,611 with a poverty rate of 24.86%. The current … Poverty may play a large role in the community's health problems, as well. The sister cities were linked as a result of the increased traffic between them. McAllen is a city located in Texas. [21], Of the 41,573 households, 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were not families. McAllen is located in southern Hidalgo County at 26°12′59″N 98°14′11″W / 26.21639°N 98.23639°W / 26.21639; -98.23639 (26.216263, −98.236385). The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas McAllen Division is located at Bentsen Tower 1701 W. Hwy. Today, the area is transforming into a major international trade area. By 1940, this figure had more than doubled. 16.75% of residents are not US citizens. The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 79.01%. All Topics Population Age and Sex Race and Hispanic Origin Population Characteristics Housing Families & Living Arrangements Computer and Internet Use Education Health Economy Transportation Income & Poverty Businesses Geography. Under U.S. and Mexican laws and NAFTA provisions, the FTZ designation offers specific cost-saving opportunities to manufacturers. The median age in McAllen is 32.9 years, 30.7 years for males, and 35.4 years for females. A population of 150 in 1910 exploded to over 5,000 in 1920.