San Juan, Texas

San Juan, Texas

According to FINDJOBDESCRIPTIONS, San Juan, Texas is a city in Hidalgo County located near the Rio Grande river and the Mexican border. The city has a subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. It experiences heavy rains during the summer months and occasional flooding due to its proximity to the Rio Grande.

The history of San Juan dates back to 1683 when it was initially established as a Spanish mission. The town was later annexed by Mexico before becoming part of Texas in 1848 following the Mexican-American War. In recent years, San Juan has become known for its close proximity to Mexico and has seen an influx of immigrants seeking work opportunities.

Politically, San Juan is a predominantly Democratic city with most residents voting for liberal candidates in local, state, and federal elections. The economy of San Juan is largely based on farming and agricultural production as well as tourism from visitors who come to experience its culture and rich history.

San Juan is served by the Mission Consolidated Independent School District which includes several elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and alternative education programs. One of the city’s most notable landmarks is Mission Espada which dates back to 1690 when it was built as part of a group of four Spanish missions along the San Antonio River Valley known as the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Other popular landmarks include Basaseachic Falls National Park which offers stunning views over nearby mountains and valleys as well as La Lomita Chapel which was built in 1865 by local ranchers and stands today as one of Texas’ oldest churches still standing in its original location.

Population: 26,229. Estimated population in July 2020: 30,773 (+17.3% change)
Males: 12,677 (48.3%), Females: 13,552 (51.7%)

Zip code: 78589

Median resident age: 25.5 years
Median household income: $22,706
Median house value: $48,200

Races in San Juan:

  • Hispanic (95.1%)
  • Other race (15.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (1.4%).

Land area: 11.0 square miles

San Juan, Texas


San Juan, Texas is a small town located in Hidalgo County. It has a population of approximately 10,000 people. The majority of the population is Hispanic, making up 97% of the total population. The median age is 26 years old and the median household income is $33,000. The town is relatively young with nearly one-third of the population under 18 years old. Education levels are high with almost 90% of adults having at least a high school degree and over 40% having some college or higher education.

The town’s economy is largely based on agriculture and related industries. Many residents are employed in local farms, ranches, and agricultural processing facilities. There are also several large businesses in San Juan such as Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe’s that provide jobs to many people in the area. Additionally, there are several small business owners who have opened their own shops in San Juan providing services such as auto repair shops, hair salons and restaurants. Tourism also plays an important role in the local economy with many visitors coming to enjoy San Juan’s beautiful sunsets and friendly atmosphere.

For population 25 years and over in San Juan

  • High school or higher: 45.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in San Juan city

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

34.2% Foreign born (34.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +11,226 (+74.8%).


Hospitals/medical centers near San Juan:

  • MC ALLEN HEART HOSP (about 7 miles; MC ALLEN, TX)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to San Juan:

  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 6 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 35 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)

Other public-use airports nearest to San Juan:

  • MID VALLEY (about 13 miles; WESLACO, TX; Abbreviation: T65)
  • EDINBURG INTL (about 17 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Abbreviation: 25R)
  • RIO GRANDE CITY MUNI (about 50 miles; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Abbreviation: 67R)

Amtrak station near San Juan:

  • 6 miles: MCALLEN (120 S. 16TH ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to San Juan:

  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 11 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 33 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 48 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 48 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,556)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 92 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 119 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)

Public primary/middle schools in San Juan:

  • SAN JUAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,135; Location: 1229 S I RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTH SAN JUAN EL (Students: 707; Location: 2900 N R LONGORIA; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CLOVER ELEMENTARY (Students: 666; Location: 800 E SECOND ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GARZA-PENA EL (Students: 637; Location: 230 E SGT LEONEL TREVINO RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • REED – MOCK ELEMENTARY (Students: 576; Location: 400 E ELDORA RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LEONEL TREVINO EL (Students: 352; Location: 104 SGT LEONEL TREVINO RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SORENSEN EL (Students: 300; Location: 715 S STANDARD ST; Grades: PK – 05)


Library in San Juan:

  • SAN JUAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $69,057; Location: 1010 S STANDARD AVE; 7,044 books)