McAllen Texas Overview of City, Crime Rate Statistics, and Related Information
A medium sized-city but on the larger side, McAllen has a population of 142,212 residents. Located in the American state of Texas, McAllen has 23 constituent neighborhoods and is the 20th largest community in Texas.
McAllen Texas City overview
McAllen has a mixed working culture unlike most cities in the U.S. The people residing in the city are engaged in both white-collar and blue-collar jobs, making McAllen neither predominantly one nor the other. You can say that the people of McAllen are sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. The vast majority of the people living in McAllen are engaged in sales jobs (13.95 percent), office and administrative support (13.49 percent), and teaching (10.49 percent).
McAllen, in 2010 reported a per capita income of $21,726, which is middle-income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,904 for a family of four.
With a total of 42,512 houses or apartments and a median cost of homes of $134,018, real estate prices in McAllen are majorly below the national average. Some of the highest appreciated neighborhoods in McAllen include Francis Addition Colonia/Whalen Acres Colonia, Bentsen Colonia/South Texas College, and Grey East and West Colonia.
Public transportation in McAllen is quite heavily used given the size of this city. Unlike most cities in the U.S, people here mostly use public transport, especially the bus while commuting. This results in reduced air pollution and congestion on the roads.
As far as college education is concerned, McAllen is somewhat better educated than the rest of the nation with 28.2 percent of adults holding a bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree.
Like most other communities in the U.S., McAllen is an ethnically diverse city where residents from multifarious communities and racial groups live together. Like many other cities of Texas, McAllen has a distinct Hispanic or Latino population of 85.2 percent. They are followed by Whites (10.6 percent), Asians (2.8 percent) and Blacks or African Americans (0.7 percent). The inhabitants of this city have various ancestries like German (3.0 percent), Irish (1.7 percent), English (1.5 percent) and French (1.5 percent). People in McAllen mostly speak Spanish (75.8 percent) followed by English (21.3 percent) and Tagalog (1.3 percent).
McAllen Texas Crime statistics
With a crime index of 16, McAllen is safer than only 16 percent of the rest of the towns and cities in the U.S. The crime rate in McAllen is considerably higher than the national average. However, at 33 crimes per one thousand inhabitants, McAllen is not among the communities with the highest crime rates. If you are a resident of this city, your risk of succumbing to either violent or property crime is one in 30.
According to NeighborhoodScout's survey, McAllen's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand residents, which is about average for all communities in America. The survey included violent crimes such as rape, murder, and non-negligent manslaughter. As a citizen of this city, your chances of becoming a victim of violent crime in McAllen is one in 661.
As far as property crimes are concerned, McAllen's rate is 31 per one thousand residents. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crimes including robbery, arson, larceny, and burglary in McAllen is one in 32.
FBI crime report does not declare McAllen as one of the safest communities in the U.S. Compared to Texas, McAllen has a crime rate that is higher than 82 percent of the towns and cities in the state.