Hidalgo County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2013:815,996More data
Estimate 2012:805,975 
Estimate 2011:794,521 
Census 2010:774,769More data
Census 2000:569,463More data
Population of the County Seat (Edinburg)
Census 2010:77,100 
Census 2000:48,465 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN HIDALGO COUNTY - 2012 (Census Bureau)
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Alamo city:18,761More data
Alton city:14,490More data
Donna city:16,204More data
Edcouch city:3,203More data
Edinburg city:81,029More data
Elsa city:6,279More data
Granjeno city:297More data
Hidalgo city:11,711More data
La Joya city:4,116More data
La Villa city:1,974More data
McAllen city:134,719More data
Mercedes city:16,313More data
Mission city:80,452More data
Palmhurst city:2,678More data
Palmview city:5,594More data
Penitas city:4,473More data
Pharr city:73,138More data
Progreso city:5,715More data
Progreso Lakes city:248More data
San Juan city:35,204More data
Sullivan City city:4,098More data
Weslaco city:36,846More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,570.9More data
Water Area:12.0More data
Total Area:1,582.9More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:493.21More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2012 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:90.8%More data
Race - 2012 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:97.3%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.8%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:0.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2012 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:7.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.4%More data
Age - 2012 (Census Bureau)
17 and Under:34.2%More data
65 and Older:9.8%More data
85 and Older:1.2%More data
Median Age:28.6More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2012 (BEA):$22,400More data
Total Personal Income - 2012 (BEA):$18,066,662,000More data
Median Household Income - 2012 (Census Bureau):$33,393More data
Poverty - 2012 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:34.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:45.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Age 25 and older, Percent high school graduate and higher:61.2% 
Age 25 and older, Percent bachelor's degree or higher:15.6% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$30,204More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$29,657 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$29,060 
Average Wage Per Job - 2008:$28,446 
Average Wage Per Job - 2007:$27,572 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2012:11.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2011:12.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2010:12.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2009:10.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2008:7.3 
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2010»
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2012
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.590000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$31,818,652,129More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$27,367,089,253More data
Total Actual Levy:$161,465,827More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2013:$N/AMore data
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
CY 2010:$N/A 
CY 2009:$N/A 
INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Road and Bridge - 2012
County Roads, Construction:$0More data
County Roads, Maintenance:$67,436More data
County Roads, Rehabilitation:$0More data
County Bridges, Construction:$0More data
County Bridges, Maintenance:$0More data
County Bridges, Rehabilitation:$0More data
Right of Way Acquisition:$0More data
Utility Construction:$0More data
Other Road Expenditures:$0More data
Total Road and Bridge Expenditures:$67,436More data
COUNTY ROAD MILES (TXDOT)
Centerline and Lane Miles - 2013
Total Centerline Miles:815.1More data
Total Lane Miles:2,433.0More data

Special Districts in Hidalgo County.
School Districts in Hidalgo County.
History of City Tax Rates in Hidalgo County.

Airports in Hidalgo County.
Hospitals in Hidalgo County.
Prisons in Hidalgo County.