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Welcome to Weslaco ...

The city of Weslaco is located on the South Texas Plains.

Weslaco is located in Hidalgo County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Weslaco has a population of 41,620 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Weslaco.

The community of Weslaco is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Weslaco lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Weslaco lies within the (956) area code.

The ZIP codes for Weslaco: 78596, 78599<4>

Websites for Weslaco ...

Official Website:   www.weslacotx.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.weslaco.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Weslaco had an population of 41,620 people. This is an increase of 16.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 54.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Weslaco had a population of 35,670 people. This makes Weslaco the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Weslaco represents 0.14% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 83rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,670 people, the population of Weslaco increased 32.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,935 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Weslaco.

Communities near Weslaco ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Weslaco.

  • McAllen [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAllen
    • McAllen [Hidalgo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Weslaco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 143,751 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAllen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McAllen<6>
  • Edinburg [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
    • Edinburg [Hidalgo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Weslaco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,374 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<6>
  • Pharr [Hidalgo County]
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    • Pharr [Hidalgo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Weslaco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,513 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pharr
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pharr<6>
  • Harlingen [Cameron County]
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    • Harlingen [Cameron County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Weslaco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,176 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlingen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlingen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlingen<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • San Juan [Hidalgo County]
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      • San Juan [Hidalgo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Weslaco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,034 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Juan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Juan<6>
    • Alamo [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
      • Alamo [Hidalgo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Weslaco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,556 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<6>
    • Hidalgo [Hidalgo County]
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      • Hidalgo [Hidalgo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Weslaco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,305 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidalgo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hidalgo<6>
    • La Feria [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Feria
      • La Feria [Cameron County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Weslaco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,240 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Feria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Feria<6>
    • Elsa [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elsa
      • Elsa [Hidalgo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Weslaco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elsa have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elsa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elsa<6>
    • Primera [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Primera
      • Primera [Cameron County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Weslaco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Primera have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primera

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Weslaco. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Weslaco.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Weslaco. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Weslaco.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Weslaco. See our Newspapers Page for Weslaco.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Weslaco ...

Looking for more information about Weslaco? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Weslaco, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Weslaco.

Adding Weslaco to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Weslaco in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Weslaco was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Weslaco on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Hidalgo County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Weslaco: www.weslacotx.gov/

The official website for Hidalgo County: www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Hidalgo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Weslaco.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Weslaco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Weslaco). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Weslaco or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Weslaco) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Weslaco. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WeslacoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weslaco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.1595, Longitude: -97.9908    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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