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Weslaco is a city in Hidalgo County, in the McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr metro area.
The community was named after the W.E. Stewart Land Company
The latitude of Weslaco is 26.159N. The longitude is -97.99W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,416.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Weslaco demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hidalgo County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, McAllen area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78570 ZIP code.
4% of Weslaco residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Weslaco ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Weslaco was $11,235, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Weslaco residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Weslaco, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $309. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $789.
Libraries in Weslaco include Weslaco Public Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Weslaco include KRGV.
Hidalgo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Weslaco political report.
The average commute time for Weslaco workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Weslaco between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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