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Weslaco, Texas

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Welcome to Weslaco ...

The city of Weslaco is located in Hidalgo County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Weslaco has a population of 41,171 people<1> (see below for details).

Weslaco is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Weslaco: (956)

The ZIP codes for Weslaco: 78596, 78599<3>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Weslaco had an population of 41,171 people. This is an increase of 15.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 52.85% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for Weslaco ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Weslaco. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Weslaco.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Weslaco ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

McAllen   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the West (W) of Weslaco

Edinburg   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Weslaco

Pharr   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Weslaco

Harlingen   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Weslaco

Located in Cameron County

San Juan   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Weslaco

Alamo   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Weslaco

Hidalgo   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Weslaco

La Feria   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Weslaco

Located in Cameron County

Elsa   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Weslaco

Primera   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Weslaco

Located in Cameron County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Weslaco.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Hidalgo County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Weslaco:

The official website for Hidalgo County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Weslaco.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Weslaco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Weslaco

Our 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     [Map].

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