Hidalgo County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

The information contained in this report was obtained from The County Information Program's on-line database. The data contained in the database are obtained from official sources and are not the product of the CIP. The CIP, therefore, does not expressly or impliedly warrant the accuracy of the data. Questions regarding the accuracy, methodology, etc. should be directed to the original source of the information. The sources may be obtained from the CIP by contacting the County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties at (512) 478-8753.

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:898,471More data
Estimate 2022:888,286 
Estimate 2021:879,865 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.870,781More data
Census 2010:774,769More data
Census 2000:569,463More data
Population of the County Seat (Edinburg)
Census 2020:100,243 
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:20,305More data
Alton city:19,673More data
Donna city:16,774More data
Edcouch city:2,693More data
Edinburg city:104,294More data
Elsa city:5,664More data
Granjeno city:288More data
Hidalgo city:14,437More data
La Joya city:4,660More data
La Villa city:3,004More data
McAllen city:144,579More data
Mercedes city:16,717More data
Mission city:86,635More data
Palmhurst city:2,590More data
Palmview city:15,863More data
Penitas city:6,340More data
Pharr city:80,179More data
Progreso city:4,952More data
Progreso Lakes city:262More data
San Juan city:35,782More data
Sullivan City city:3,903More data
Weslaco city:42,231More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,571.0More data
Water Area:11.9More data
Total Area:1,582.8More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:554.30More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:91.09More data
Percent Rural:8.91More data
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:92.5%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:96.8%More data
Percent African American Alone:1.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:0.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:5.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:0.6%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:30.8%More data
65 and Older:11.5%More data
85 and Older:1.4%More data
Median Age:30.2More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$33,525More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$29,782,422,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$48,825More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:27.4%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:37.1%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:68.6% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:20.1% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$40,792More data
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$39,116 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$37,315 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$35,208 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$34,363 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:6.1More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:6.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:9.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:11.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:6.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.575000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$56,411,361,497More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$48,207,169,111More data
Total Actual Levy:$277,191,222More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2023:N/AMore data
CY 2022:N/A 
CY 2021:N/A 
CY 2020:N/A 
CY 2019:N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:54.008More data
US Highways:68.212More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:139.273More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:442.717More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.464More data
Frontage Roads:120.026More data
On-System Subtotal:826.700More data
City Streets:2,297.741More data
Certified County Roads:1,673.364More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:5.048More data
Federal Roads:8.383More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,984.536More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:4,811.236More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:307.904More data
US Highways:239.897More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:529.671More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:1,162.888More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:5.034More data
Frontage Roads:288.003More data
On-System Subtotal:2,533.397More data
City Streets:4,724.293More data
Certified County Roads:3,352.136More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:21.456More data
Federal Roads:16.766More data
Off-System Subtotal:8,114.651More data
County Total:10,648.048More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»     «2017 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Hidalgo County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
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.

On Feb. 28, 2024, the U.S. Census Bureau released the final, full set of errata tables for the 2020 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) program. The CQR gave tribal, state and local governments the opportunity to ask the Census Bureau to review their boundaries or housing counts to identify errors that may have occurred while processing their 2020 Census counts. Upon review, the agency made changes to the total populations of three counties: Martin (from 5,237 to 5,247); Midland (from 169,983 to 169,974); and Reeves (from 14,748 to 14,747). As stated in the Federal Register/Vol. 86, No. 207/Friday, October 29, 2021 (Introduction): No new census information products will be created by the 2020 Census CQR and no revisions will be made to 2020 Census information products, such as the apportionment counts delivered to the President for apportionment or the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and Geographic Products. The 2020 Census counts shown above in the table are the original counts from the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and do not reflect the changes made due to the CQR program.