McAllen–Edinburg–Mission metropolitan area

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Map of Texas highlighting the McAllen MSA covering Hidalgo County
McAllen MSA
Country United States
State(s) Texas
Largest city McAllen
Other cities Edinburg
 • Total 1,583 sq mi (4,100 km2)
Population (2010 including Hidalgo County)
 • Total 741,152
 • Rank 68th in the U.S.
 • Density 493/sq mi (190/km2)

The McAllen–Edinburg–Mission Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of one county – Hidalgo – in the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas, anchored by the cities of McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr and Mission. It is ranked the sixth largest metropolitan area by population in the state of Texas. It is also part of the transnational metropolitan area of Reynosa–McAllen.


As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 569,463 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 741,152).[1] According to the 2010 census, the population had reached 774,769. This population increase of 36.05% places it as the 11th fastest growing metropolitan statistic area from 2000 to 2010.

It has the lowest per capita income of the 276 MSAs within the 50 states at $9,899. Its median household income is also the lowest within the 50 states at $24,863. In a survey done in over 190 metropolitan areas it had the highest obesity rate of residents at 38.8 percent.[2]




Census-designated places[edit]

Note: All census-designated places are unincorporated.

Unincorporated places[edit]

See also[edit]