McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

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Population

865,939

0.613% growth

Median Age

29.5


Median Household Income

$39,165

5.55% growth

Poverty Rate

31.8%


Number of Employees

338,116

1.09% growth

Median Property Value

$87,500

1.63% growth

About

In 2018, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX had a population of 866k people with a median age of 29.5 and a median household income of $39,165. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX grew from 860,661 to 865,939, a 0.613% increase and its median household income grew from $37,106 to $39,165, a 5.55% increase.

The population of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX is 92.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.04% White Alone, and 0.969% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX speak a non-English language, and 79.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX are South Texas College (5,989 degrees awarded in 2017), The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (5,340 degrees), and Southern Careers Institute-Pharr (458 degrees).

The median property value in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX is $87,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.6%. Most people in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX employs 338k people. The largest industries in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (53,302 people), Educational Services (43,681 people), and Retail Trade (41,863 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,972), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,350), and Public Administration ($38,844).

Median household income in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX is $39,165. Males in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,835. The income inequality in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,165

2018 value

± $2,282

5.55%

1 Year Growth

± 6.72%

Households in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX have a median annual income of $39,165, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,106 in 2017, which represents a 5.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,436

Average Male Salary

± $718

$48,835

Average Female Salary

± $539

In 2018, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,902 ± $2,105

  2. White

    $54,641 ± $518

  3. Two or More Races

    $47,698 ± $2,518

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2018 Wage GINI

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0209% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $100,595, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $96,051 and $91,931.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

31.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX (264k out of 829k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    256,638 ± 4,001

  2. White

    233,093 ± 3,917

  3. Other

    25,203 ± 1,463

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

338k

2018 Value

± 11,906

1.09%

1 Year growth

± 4.97%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 334k employees to 338k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (42,165 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,738 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (29,689 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (42,165 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,738 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (29,689 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.24 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.06 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($66,115), Management Occupations ($51,028), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($50,760).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

338k

2018 Value

± 11,906

1.09%

1 Year growth

± 4.97%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 334k employees to 338k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (53,302 people), Educational Services (43,681 people), and Retail Trade (41,863 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, though some of these residents may live in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (53,302 people), Educational Services (43,681 people), and Retail Trade (41,863 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.41 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.58 times), and Construction (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,972), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,350), and Public Administration ($38,844).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

70% of the population of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX has health coverage, with 26% on employee plans, 28.2% on Medicaid, 5.72% on Medicare, 9.38% on non-group plans, and 0.81% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

30%

Uninsured

26%

Employer Coverage

28.2%

Medicaid

5.72%

Medicare

9.38%

Non-Group

0.81%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX grew by 5.97% from 28.3% to 30%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX is home to a population of 866k people, from which 79.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 26.6% of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX residents were born outside of the country (229k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX is composed of 800k Hispanic or Latino residents (92.4%), 52.3k White Alone residents (6.04%), 8.39k Asian Alone residents (0.969%), 3.58k Black or African American Alone residents (0.414%), 954 Two or More Races residents (0.11%), 630 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0728%), 163 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0188%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

22

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX was 29.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

26.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

229k people

27.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

231k people

As of 2017, 26.6% of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX residents (229k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX was 27.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,516,437 ± 37,200 people

  2. India

    285,714 ± 13,058 people

  3. El Salvador

    228,916 ± 11,700 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,516,437 Texas residents, followed by India with 285,714 and El Salvador with 228,916.

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Citizenship

79.5%

2018 Citizenship

81%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 79.5% of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX was 81%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    800k ± 14.3k

  2. White Alone

    52.3k ± 95

  3. Asian Alone

    8.39k ± 342

In 2018, there were 15.3 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (800k people) in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52.3k White Alone and 8.39k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,308 ± 1,215

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,965 ± 1,301

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,856 ± 1,041

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX awarded 13,751 degrees. The student population of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX is skewed towards women, with 26,839 male students and 36,020 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX are Hispanic or Latino (12,585 and 93.5%), followed by White (366 and 2.72%), Unknown (269 and 2%), and Asian (148 and 1.1%).

The largest universities in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX by number of degrees awarded are South Texas College (5,989 and 43.6%), The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (5,340 and 38.8%), and Southern Careers Institute-Pharr (458 and 3.33%).

The most popular majors in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX are General Studies (1,151 and 8.37%), General Computer & Information Sciences (716 and 5.21%), and Medical Assistant (664 and 4.83%).

The median tuition costs in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,260 and $11,040 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX was General Business Administration & Management with 360 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,989 degrees awarded

  2. 5,340 degrees awarded

  3. 458 degrees awarded

$4,260

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Texas College with 5,989 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,246

Degrees Awarded to Men

8,505

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 5,246 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX, which is 0.617 times less than the 8,505 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    12,585 degrees awarded

  2. White

    366 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    269 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 12,585 degrees mean that there were 34.4 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 366 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX was $87,500 in 2018, which is 0.381 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $86,100 to $87,500, a 1.63% increase. The homeownership rate in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$87,500

2018 Median

± $3,388

$86,100

2017 Median

± $2,795

In 2018, the median property value in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX grew to to $87,500 from the previous year's value of $86,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$39,165

Median Household Income

± $2,282

237k

Number of Households

± 9,320

In 2018, the median household income of the 237k households in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX grew to $39,165 from the previous year's value of $37,106.

The following chart displays the households in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%

2018 Homeownership

66.4%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 68.6% of the housing units in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.23% of the workforce in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.94%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.79%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX was Drove Alone (80.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.94%) and those who Worked At Home (5.79%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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