City Rankings & Market Research

McAllen ranks #1 among these cities in ACTUAL retail sales per household. 

Rank City Gross Sales Total Population* Households* Per Capita Sales HH Sales Avg HH Income Actual Retail Sales Above HH Income
1 Houston $72,259,404,380 2,238,797 835,664 $32,276.00 $86,468.45 $67,536 $18,933.45
2 McAllen $3,566,361,554 135,689 43,830 $26,283.35 $81,368.05 $57,055 $24,313.05
3 San Antonio $28,973,699,397 1,400,026 509,251 $20,695.12 $56,894.73 $60,185 ($3,290.27)
4 Dallas $21,916,157,238 1,269,197 486,820 $17,267.73 $45,019.02 $64,693 ($19,673.98)
5 El Paso $8,717,390,875 676,568 229,591 $12,884.72 $37,969.22 $59,859 ($21,889.78)
6 Austin $17,267,160,650 874,227 361,063 $19,751.35 $47,823.12 $72,437 ($24,613.88)
Texas $436,592,607,432 26,668,922 9,468,956 $16,370.84  $46,107.79  $70,565  ($24,457.21)

Source NAI Rio Grande Valley
*Claritas

McAllen ranks #2 among these cities in Per-capita Retail Sales

RANK
City
Gross Sales Total
Population*
Households*
Per Capita Sales
HH Sales
Avg HH Income
ACTUAL RETAIL SALES ABOVE HH INCOME
1
Houston
$72,259,404,380
2,238,797
835,664
$32,276.00
$86,469.45
$67,536
$18,933.45
2
McAllen
$3,566,361,554
135,689
43,830
$26,283.35
$81,368.05
$57,055
$24,313.05
3
San Antonio
$28,973,699,397
1,400,026
509,251
$20,695.12
$56,894.73
$60,185
($3,290.27)
4
Austin
$17,267,160,650
874,227
361,063
$19,751.35
$47,823.12
$72,437
($24,613.88)
5
Dallas
$21,916,157,238
1,269,197
486,820
$17,267.73
$45,019.02
$64,693
($19,673.98)
6
El Paso
$8,717,390,875
676,568
229,591
$12,884.72
$37,969.22
$59,859
($21,889.78)
Texas
$436,592,607,432
26,668,922
9,468,956
$16,370.84
$46,107.79
$70,565
($24,457.21)

Source NAI Rio Grande Valley
*Claritas

  • More than 80 of Fortune 500’s global manufactures have operations in the McAllen – Reynosa area including General Electric, Panasonic, Nokia, TRW, Bissel, and Black & Decker
  • The largest percentage of shoppers come from Monterrey, Mexico located two hours from McAllen
  • Monterrey, Mexico has a population of three million and is the third largest city in Mexico with the highest concentration of millionaires per capita of any Mexican City
  • Nearby international bridges carry tens of thousands of vehicles into McAllen’s trade area every day