Region Overview

Edinburg By The Numbers

Edinburg’s ideal location in South Texas, paired with its robust infrastructure, skilled workforce and low costs, makes it the perfect choice for your business.

Home to more than 100,000 residents, Edinburg is more than just a wonderful place to live – it’s also an ideal place for employers to locate and grow their businesses. In Edinburg, we celebrate diversity, from our residents to our key industries. Our multicultural, multilingual workforce is ready to support your business, whether you’re just getting started or looking to expand.

Demographics

Current Population

100,243

Third Largest
City in RGV

Median Age

29.1

Nine Years Younger Than U.S. (38.5)

Population Growth

30%
2010-2020

Fastest Growing City in RGV

Workforce

Education

35%

population age 25+ has postsecondary degree

Labor Force

364,060
Metro Area

47,803
Edinburg

Average Wage

$18.96/hr

25% lower than Texas ($25.13/hr)

Affordability

Cost of Living

21%
Below the
U.S. Average

Housing Costs

38%
Below the
U.S. Average

Higher Education

#1 Lowest Student Debt in Texas at UTRGV

Key Assets

  • County seat of Hidalgo County
  • 32,000 students at UTRGV, one of the largest Hispanic Serving Institutions in U.S.
  • Home to the only medical school south of San Antonio
  • 580-acre, user-fee airport, as designated by the U.S. Customs Service
  • Foreign Trade Zone
  • Opportunity Zone
  • Largest school district in Hidalgo County
  • 15 miles of interstate in the city limits

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