The city of Mcallen, also called "City of Palms and The Texas Tropics" encompasses the following counties: Hidalgo. Mcallen's government type is Council-Manager. It is comprised of the City Manager, who is currently Mike Perez.
Mcallen encompasses land area: 46.0 sq mi (119.1 km2), water area: 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2). The elevation is 121 ft (37 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 129,876 (city proper). This equates to a population density of 2,314.7/sq mi (893.8/km2). The local time zone is CST (UTC-6).
Zip codes in Mcallen include 78501-78505. Local area codes are 956. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 48-45384, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at http://www.mcallen.net/.