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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,573
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Weslaco demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 125. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Dragonfly Days - May 18-27, 2007
  • Onion Festival - April 7, 2007
  • Festival de Guitarra - June 3, 9-10, 17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Weslaco web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Bicultural Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

14% of Weslaco residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Weslaco, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $309.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $789.


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Libraries in Weslaco include Weslaco Public Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Weslaco include KRGV.

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Politics

Hidalgo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Weslaco political report.

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Traffic

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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Hotels in Weslaco include Best Western, Holiday Inn Express Weslaco, Super 8.

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