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 2018:865,939More data
Estimate 2017:858,323 
Estimate 2016:850,798 
Estimate 2015:841,061 
Estimate 2014:830,824 
Estimate 2013:819,374 
Estimate 2012:808,835 
Estimate 2011:795,741 
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:19,754 
Alton city:17,588 
Donna city:16,611 
Edcouch city:3,355 
Edinburg city:98,665 
Elsa city:7,107 
Granjeno city:307 
Hidalgo city:14,083 
La Joya city:4,339 
La Villa city:2,807 
McAllen city:143,433 
Mercedes city:16,761 
Mission city:84,827 
Palmhurst city:2,746 
Palmview city:5,825 
Penitas city:4,854 
Pharr city:79,707 
Progreso city:5,953 
Progreso Lakes city:298 
San Juan city:37,154 
Sullivan City city:4,137 
Weslaco city:41,171 
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 - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:92.4%More data
Race - 2018 (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:0.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:6.0%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:0.4%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:32.6%More data
65 and Older:11.1%More data
85 and Older:1.4%More data
Median Age:29.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2017 (BEA):$25,617More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$22,047,447,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$36,978More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:29.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:41.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:63.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:17.8% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$34,363More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$33,612 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$32,995 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$32,599 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$31,996 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2018:6.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:7.5 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:7.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:7.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:8.8 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.580000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$41,583,855,774More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$35,627,957,136More data
Total Actual Levy:$206,642,151More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2018:$N/AMore data
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
CY 2014:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2017
IH Highways:54.065More data
US Highways:68.211More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:134.982More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:441.866More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.464More data
Frontage Roads:114.579More data
On-System Subtotal:816.167More data
City Streets:2,026.348More data
Certified County Roads:1,446.794More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:5.070More data
Federal Roads:8.185More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,486.397More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:4,302.564More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:301.520More data
US Highways:236.631More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:510.587More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:1,130.179More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:5.034More data
Frontage Roads:268.698More data
On-System Subtotal:2,452.649More data
City Streets:4,181.723More data
Certified County Roads:2,900.834More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:13.723More data
Federal Roads:8.185More data
Off-System Subtotal:7,104.465More data
County Total:9,557.114More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Hidalgo County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.