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78501, 78502, 78503, 78504, 78505

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Statistics & Facts

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).

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McAllen location: 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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Climate & Weather

The climate for McAllen is 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.
McAllen average annual rainfall is 26 inches per year
McAllen average annual precipitation is 22.96 inches per year.
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.

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History & History Related Items

McAllen history:

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 attractions:

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 economy: McAllen Economic Development Corporation
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