McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX metropolitan statistical area

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 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 MSA's 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

Note: All census-designated places are unincorporated.

Unincorporated places

See also

  • Texas census statistical areas
  • Reynosa–McAllen Metropolitan Area


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