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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).

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population86,123
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens7.1%
Employed Population 16+36,771
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,508
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,636
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,936

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,897
% Above Poverty Level74.1%
% Below Poverty Level25.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone18.1%
Median Gross Rent$737
Median House Value$106,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)87.1%
German3%
Irish1.1%
English1%
Italian1%
French Except Basque0.8%
African0.5%
Scottish0.2%
Polish0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Greek0.2%
Swedish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Edinburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hidalgo County
Standard Zip Codes78539, 78541, 78542
P.O. Box Zip Codes78540
Phone Area Codes956
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude26.29
Approximate Longitude-98.16

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)

StationMCALLEN
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp48 to 69 F
Apr Temp64 to 85 F
Jul Temp75 to 96 F
Oct Temp65 to 86 F
Annual Precip22.6 inches
StationSANTA ROSA 3 WNW
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp48 to 69 F
Apr Temp63 to 85 F
Jul Temp75 to 96 F
Oct Temp64 to 86 F
Annual Precip21.4 inches
StationHARLINGEN
Distance31.6 miles
Jan Temp48 to 69 F
Apr Temp64 to 84 F
Jul Temp74 to 95 F
Oct Temp64 to 85 F
Annual Precip28.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alamo19,442$44,455
Alton16,019$32,059
McAllen139,838$50,982
Palmhurst2,702$94,398
Pharr76,727$41,705
San Juan36,469$38,464

Edinburg Public Libraries

Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library
1906 S CLOSNER BLVD
Edinburg, Texas
(956) 383-6246

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Edinburg Hospitals

Cornerstone Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
2302 Cornerstone Boulevard
Edinburg Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1102 West Trenton Road
Doctor's Hospital At Renaissance
(Proprietary)
5501 South Mccoll

Edinburg Public Schools

Betts El
2320 S Cesar Chavez Rd
ZIP: 75839
(956) 289-2560
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Alfonso Ramirez El
1700 W Alberta Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2425
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Austin Elem
1023 E Kuhn St
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2331
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
B L Garza Middle School
1202 N Monmack Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2480
Middle
Total Enrollment 1115
Cano-gonzalez Elem
1701 S Raul Longoria
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2380
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Canterbury Elem
2821 W Canton Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2374
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
De La Vina Elem
1001 S Jackson Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2366
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Dr Thomas Esparza El
2510 S Cesar Chavez
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2308
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Economedes H S
1414 N Alamo
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2450
High
Total Enrollment 2526
Edinburg H S
2600 E Wisconsin
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2400
High
Total Enrollment 2323
Edinburg North H S
3101 N Closner
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2500
High
Total Enrollment 2680
Eisenhower El
2901 E Russell Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2540
Primary
Total Enrollment 645
Escandon El
1100 E Trenton Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2545
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
Freddy Gonzalez El
2401 S Sugar Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2520
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Guerra El
10010 N Villa Fernandez Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2530
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Hidalgo Co J J A E P
100 N Closner
ZIP: 78539
(956) 262-1381
Ignite Public Sch And Comm Serv Ctr At Edinburg
4737 S Sugar Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 380-6616
Other
Total Enrollment 223
Jefferson Elem
904 S 12th Ave
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2385
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Jjaep-southwest Key Program
1313 S 18th St
ZIP: 78539
(956) 380-3837
Other
Total Enrollment 3
John F Kennedy El
8610 Tex Mex
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2390
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
L B Johnson El
1801 E Sprague St
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2358
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Lee El
1215 W Sprague St
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2342
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Lincoln El
1319 E Lovett St
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2525
Primary
Total Enrollment 616
Memorial Middle
3105 N Doolittle Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2470
Middle
Total Enrollment 1232
Monte Cristo El
4010 N Doolittle Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2362
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Robert R Vela H S
801 E Canton Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2650
High
Total Enrollment 2115
San Carlos El
505 S 83rd St
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2370
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
South Middle
601 W Freddy Gonzalez Dr
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2415
Middle
Total Enrollment 1437
South Texas Business Education & Technology Academ
510 S Sugar Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 383-1684
High
Total Enrollment 669
South Texas Preparatory Academy
724 Sugar Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 381-5522
Middle
Total Enrollment 592
Travis El
1200 S 21st Ave
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2354
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Trevino El
909 S Monmack Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2550
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Truman El
701 W Rogers Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2555
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Villarreal El
4014 N Doolittle Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2377
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Vision Academy Of Excellence
222 W Kuhn
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2584
High
Vista Academy Of Edinburg
2110 S Mccoll Rd
ZIP: 78539
(972) 316-3663
Primary
Total Enrollment 224
Zavala Elem
3615 W Rogers Rd
ZIP: 78539
(956) 289-2350
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Dr Kay Teer Crawford El
1800 E Davis Rd
ZIP: 78540
(956) 289-2410
Primary
Total Enrollment 702
Edinburg Alternative Education Academy
1301 E Schunior
ZIP: 78540
(956) 289-2598
Other
Francisco Barrientes Middle
1100 E Ebony
ZIP: 78540
(956) 289-2430
Other
Total Enrollment 1276
R C Flores-mark A Zapata El
14000 N Rooth Rd
ZIP: 78540
(956) 289-2445
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Anne L Magee El
3420 Rogers Rd
ZIP: 78541
(956) 289-2306
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Brewster El
22420 Fm1017
ZIP: 78541
(956) 289-2334
Other
Total Enrollment 402
Carmen V Avila El
9205 N Alamo
ZIP: 78541
(956) 289-2307
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
Elias Longoria Sr Middle
411 N 8th St
ZIP: 78541
(956) 289-2486
Middle
Total Enrollment 974
Idea Edinburg Academy
2553 N Roegiers Rd
ZIP: 78541
(956) 287-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Idea Edinburg College Preparatory
2553 Roegiers Rd
ZIP: 78541
(956) 287-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 477
Idea Quest Academy
14001 N Rooth Rd
ZIP: 78541
(956) 287-1003
Primary
Total Enrollment 692
Idea Quest College Preparatory
14001 N Rooth Rd
ZIP: 78541
(956) 287-1003
Other
Total Enrollment 719
Lone Star H S South
3801 E Monte Cristo Rd
ZIP: 78541
(956) 289-5562
High
Total Enrollment 131
Betty Harwell Middle
9207 N Avila Rd
ZIP: 78542
(956) 289-2440
Other
Total Enrollment 1361
Juvenile Detention Ctr
1001 N Doolittle Rd
ZIP: 78542
(956) 289-2321
Other
Total Enrollment 82
Macaria Dela Garza Gorena El
1801 E Freddy Gonzalez Dr
ZIP: 78542
(956) 289-2460
Primary
Total Enrollment 568

Edinburg Private Schools

St Joseph Catholic School
119 W Fay St
ZIP: 78539
Elementary
Total Enrollment 226
St Matthew's Episcopal School
2620 Crestview Dr
ZIP: 78539
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
The Discovery School
1711 W Alberta Rd
ZIP: 78539
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
Sanctuary Christian Academy
508 E Van Week St
ZIP: 78541
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
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