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Weslaco Independent School District, Texas

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Weslaco Independent School District is a school district in Texas.

About the district

Weslaco Independent School District is located in Hidalgo County, Texas.
Weslaco Independent School District is located in Hidalgo County, Texas. The county seat of Hidalgo County is Edinburg. Hidalgo County is home to 774,769 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1]

Demographics

Hidalgo County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 15.6 percent of Hidalgo County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.3 percent for Texas as a whole. The median household income in Hidalgo County was $33,218 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in Hidalgo County was 35.0 percent compared to 17.4 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Hidalgo County (%) Texas (%)
White 97.1 80.3
Black or African American 0.8 12.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.0
Asian 1.1 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0 0.1
Two or More Races 0.4 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 91.0 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern, Hidalgo County[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%) Other Vote (%)
2012 70.3 28.6 1.1
2008 68.9 30.3 0.8
2004 54.9 44.8 0.3

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[3] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

Budget

The table below displays the budget for Weslaco Independent School District:[4]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $96,362,718 57.7% $6,150,724 3.7% $54,806,278 32.8% $7,582,817 4.5% $2,085,740 1.2% $166,988,277
2014-2015 $97,374,393 53.9% $6,586,776 3.6% $66,222,020 36.7% $8,443,150 4.7% $2,055,919 1.1% $180,682,258
Averages: $96,868,555.5 56% $6,368,750 4% $60,514,149 35% $8,012,983.5 5% $2,070,829.5 1% $173,835,267.5

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