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McAllen is the twenty-first most populous city in Texas and the largest city in Hidalgo County, Texas. It is located at the southern tip of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley and is part of the Southern United States. It is on the Rio Grande, across from the Mexican city of Reynosa, and is about 70 miles (110 km) west of South Padre Island and the Gulf of Mexico. The 2010 United States census put the city's population at 129,877 and the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission metropolitan area at 774,773. It is ranked the fifth most populated metropolitan area in the state of Texas. The Reynosa–McAllen Metropolitan Area counts a population of nearly 1.5 million. From its settlement in 1904, the area around McAllen was largely rural and agricultural in character, but the latter half of the 20th century saw steady growth, which accelerated during the 1980s, leading to an economic and population boom in the 1990s and 2000s. Today the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. The introduction of the maquiladora economy and the North American Free Trade Association led to a boom in international trade, cross-border commerce with Mexico, and health care.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Mcallen in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Mcallen like a local. When planning a trip to Mcallen, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of South Padre Island. Add South Padre Island to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Sea Turtle, Inc, South Padre Island Birding And Nature Center, Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center. Tour packages of Mcallen are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Mcallen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mcallen

    Know the pollution level of Mcallen before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Mcallen: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Mcallen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mcallen.

    • Burglary and Theft 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 81.25 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 28.13 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.13 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.63 (High)
  • Living in Mcallen - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 37.89 (Low)
    • Climate Index 74.25 (High)
    • Pollution Index 16.3 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 40.28 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.22 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Mcallen

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mcallen

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 61.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 37 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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