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Winter Texans in 2004-2005 accounted for 127,000 annual visitors Valley-wide representing 63,500 households, with an annual economic impact of $420 million.
The average Winter Texan is:
The Valley has more than 500 Recreational Vehicle Parks that are home to Winter Visitors from mostly mid-western states, during their 3-5 month stay in the Valley. Other winter visitors own their winter homes, or rent. Fun N Sun Resort park in San Benito is home to some 3,000 visitors each year. The park is now undergoing expansion to accommodate additional spaces.
Mexican National Visitors
Mexican National Visitors account for over 20 million annual regional crossings with an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion.
The average Mexican National Visitor is:
Mexican Nationals visit the Valley year ‘round for shopping and visiting, but come in the greatest numbers during Holy Week before Easter and during the late summer months. Many have homes in the Valley, and others own or rent vacations homes on South Padre Island or elsewhere.