Population GrowthPopulation growth is the key to sustaining positive economic growth. Accordingly, McAllen has seen its population increase 22% over the ten year period between the years 2000-2010. McAllen’s leadership has recognized the need to attract a creative class and has implemented programs to make the City more attractive to its target audience such as creating an Arts and Entertainment District. With McAllen’s continued growing population, your company will find a community wanting a diverse offering of products and services to fit its growing needs. With a daily average daytime population increase of +20,620 (+19.4%), McAllen has been highly successful in attracting customers to its shopping venues. McAllen is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. From 2000 to 2010 the population of the McAllen Metro increased over 35% surpassing the growth percentage of Texas and the U.S.
The steady growth of the McAllen Metro area is highlighted in the population forecast. The metro area comprised of Hidalgo and Cameron county is forecasted to double in growth by the year 2040.