In under 50 years the population of McAllen-Reynosa alone has grown immensely, from nearly 325,000 people in 1969 to more than 1.5 million today.
The region is home to a new generation of young, educated workers, 90 percent of whom are Hispanic, according to the U.S. Census Bureau; a vast majority speak both English and Spanish fluently.
Our current labor force — which includes nearly 340,000 people, with a median age of 27 to 29 - provides companies with a clear solution to the ever-growing shortage of labor which threatens all U.S. manufacturers. The National Association of Manufacturers estimates the U.S. will face a deficit of 10 million workers by 2020.
From 2010-2015, McAllen grew at a rate of about 3.2 percent, adding about 68,000 people, 65,000 due to natural growth (births).
Over the past 25 years, McAllen’s growth was about 460,000 people, almost half of the growth in population along the Texas-Mexico border.
For more information, click below to visit the U.S. Census Bureau report on Hidalgo County.