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Overview

Introduction to Edinburg, Texas

Edinburg, Texas, in Hidalgo county, is 8 miles NE of McAllen, Texas (center to center) and 113 miles SW of Corpus Christi, Texas. The city is part of the McAllen - Edinburg - Mission metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 48,465 people live in Edinburg.

Edinburg History

In 1908, William Briggs, John Closner, Plutarco de la Viña, Dennis B. Chapin, and Argyle McAllen founded a new community which they named Chapin. However, after Dennis Chapin was implicated in a murder, the name of the community was changed to Edinburg. The named was also chosen to honor a famous local businessman who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. The town was later declared Hidalgo County’s county seat. It was officially incorporated in 1919.

Edinburg and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of South Texas History
  • Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park
  • International Museum of Art & Science
  • Bicultural Museum
  • Monte Cristo Golf and Country Club
  • Ebony Golf Course

Things To Do In Edinburg

One should visit the Museum of South Texas History which occupies an entire city block and features numerous exhibits related to the history of Rio Grande Valley and South Texas. The Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park, situated along the Rio Grande River, has facilities for fishing, boating, picnicking, camping, and hiking.

Edinburg Transportation

Edinburg International Airport is nearby.

Edinburg Higher Education

The University of Texas-Pan American is the local higher education institution, and South Texas Community College is only a few miles away.

People

Total Population 79,002
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 7.8%
Employed Population 16+ 33,833
Age of the Population 28

Families

% of people married 47.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.1%
Median Earnings25+ $29,478
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,428
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,369

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,433
% Above Poverty Level 73.9%
% Below Poverty Level 26.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.8%
Median Gross Rent $682
Median House Value $100,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 89.1%
US/American 0%
English 0.8%
Irish 1.2%

Edinburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of McAllen, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles SW of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Hidalgo
Metro Area McAllen - Edinburg - Mission
Standard Zip Codes 78539, 78541
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78540
Phone Area Codes 956
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.301
Longitude -98.163

Edinburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MCALLEN
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 85 F
Jul Temp 75 to 96 F
Oct Temp 65 to 86 F
Annual Precip 22.6 inches
Station SANTA ROSA 3 WNW
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 63 to 85 F
Jul Temp 75 to 96 F
Oct Temp 64 to 86 F
Annual Precip 21.4 inches
Station HARLINGEN
Distance 31.6 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 84 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Edinburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lull (78539)

Red Gate (78539)

San Juan Community (78539)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alamo 18,907 $39,313
Alton 14,735 $29,500

Edinburg Public Libraries

Library
Edinburg Public Library
401 E CANO ST
Edinburg, Texas
(956) 383-6246
Library Web Site

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Edinburg Hospitals

DOCTORS HOSPITAL AT RENAISSANCE
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
5501 SOUTH MCCOLL
(956) 666-7100
Emergency Service: Yes

CORNERSTONE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
2302 CORNERSTONE BOULEVARD
(956) 618-4444
Emergency Service: Yes

EDINBURG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1102 W TRENTON ROAD
(956) 388-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Edinburg High Schools

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EDINBURG H S
101 N 8TH ST
956-316-7300
A Title I School.
Serves 2,142 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

ECONOMEDES H S
101 N 8TH ST
956-385-3000
A Title I School.
Serves 2,082 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

EDINBURG NORTH H S
101 N 8TH ST
956-316-7654
A Title I School.
Serves 1,901 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

SOUTH TEXAS BUSINESS EDUCATION & T
510 S SUGAR RD
956-383-1684
A Title I School.
Serves 703 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

EVINS REGIONAL JUVENILE CENTER
3801 E MONTE CRISTO RD
956-289-5500
Serves 239 students.

JUVENILE DETENTION CTR
101 N 8TH ST
956-381-8600
A Non-traditional School
Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

HIDALGO CO J J A E P
3100 S HWY 281 PO BOX 267
956-381-8600
A Non-traditional School
Serves 4 students.

JJAEP-SOUTHWEST KEY PROGRAM
1313 S 18TH ST
956-380-3837
A Non-traditional School
Serves 1 students.

EDINBURG ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION ACA
101 N 8TH ST
956-316-7400
A Non-traditional School

Edinburg Colleges

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