Hidalgo County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2015:842,304More data
Estimate 2014:831,561 
Estimate 2013:819,173 
Estimate 2012:807,776 
Estimate 2011:795,272 
Census 2010:774,769More data
Census 2000:569,463More data
Population of the County Seat (Edinburg)
Census 2010:77,100 
Census 2000:48,465 
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:19,246More data
Alton city:15,760More data
Donna city:16,523More data
Edcouch city:3,316More data
Edinburg city:84,497More data
Elsa city:6,647More data
Granjeno city:299More data
Hidalgo city:13,709More data
La Joya city:4,291More data
La Villa city:2,600More data
McAllen city:140,269More data
Mercedes city:16,657More data
Mission city:83,298More data
Palmhurst city:2,687More data
Palmview city:5,715More data
Penitas city:4,715More data
Pharr city:76,538More data
Progreso city:5,922More data
Progreso Lakes city:251More data
San Juan city:36,556More data
Sullivan City city:4,189More data
Weslaco city:39,474More data
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
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:94.86More data
Percent Rural:5.14More data
Ethnicity - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:91.2%More data
Race - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:97.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:0.9%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 - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:7.1%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.4%More data
Age - 2015 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:33.4%More data
65 and Older:10.7%More data
85 and Older:1.3%More data
Median Age:29.1More data
Per Capita Income - 2015 (BEA):$24,579More data
Total Personal Income - 2015 (BEA):$20,702,876,000More data
Median Household Income - 2015 (Census Bureau):$35,441More data
Poverty - 2015 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:31.1%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:42.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Age 25 and older, Percent high school graduate and higher:N/A% 
Age 25 and older, Percent bachelor's degree or higher:N/A% 
Wages (BEA - Due to reduced funding, this data on average wages is no longer availble from the BEA.)
Average Wage Per Job - 2013:$30,833More data
Average Wage Per Job - 2012:$30,507 
Average Wage Per Job - 2011:$30,084 
Average Wage Per Job - 2010:$29,563 
Average Wage Per Job - 2009:$28,890 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$32,599More data
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$31,996 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$31,013 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$30,633 
Average Annual Pay - 2011:$30,244 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2015:7.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2014:8.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:10.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:10.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2011:11.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2015
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.590000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$36,224,675,035More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$30,896,124,498More data
Total Actual Levy:$182,287,135More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2015:$N/AMore data
CY 2014:$N/A 
CY 2013:$N/A 
CY 2012:$N/A 
CY 2011:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2015
IH Highways:49.315More data
US Highways:72.893More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:135.054More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:442.290More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.497More data
Frontage Roads:113.233More data
On-System Subtotal:815.282More data
City Streets:2,026.499More data
Certified County Roads:1,443.673More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:5.070More data
Federal Roads:7.942More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,483.184More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:4,298.466More data
Lane Miles - 2015
IH Highways:282.333More data
US Highways:254.762More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:507.164More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:1,129.982More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:5.100More data
Frontage Roads:266.765More data
On-System Subtotal:2,446.106More data
City Streets:4,182.004More data
Certified County Roads:2,894.592More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:13.723More data
Federal Roads:7.942More data
Off-System Subtotal:7,098.261More data
County Total:9,544.367More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2014»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Hidalgo County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Hidalgo County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Hidalgo County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Hidalgo County»

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.