McAllen-Edinburg-Mission now fifth largest MSA in TexasMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission now fifth largest MSA in Texashttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=140322016-08-02T05:00:00Z2016-08-02T20:00:00Z

​MCALLEN-EDINBURG-MISSION - This trio of cities is now the fifth largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Texas, surpassing El Paso, the U.S. Census Bureau reports.

The Census Bureau issued its Population Estimates for July 2015 late last month. 

Roberto Coronado, senior economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-El Paso, said for many years, the El Paso MSA was the largest along the Texas-Mexico border region.

“McAllen’s growth was about 460,000 people. So, McAllen is responsible for almost half of the growth in population along the Texas-Mexico border.”

El Paso grew by about 250,000, Brownsville by about 160,000 and Laredo by about 140,000.

The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA actually covers all of Hidalgo County. 

The name of the MSA is given to the three largest cities in the area.

According to the Census Bureau Population Estimates for July 2015, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA has a population of 842,304. El Paso has a population of 838,972. 

This shows the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA has a little over 3,300 more people than El Paso.

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​See McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Market Research​.

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