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»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:880,356More data
Census 2020:870,781More 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 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN HIDALGO COUNTY - 2021 Estimates (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:20,017More data
Alton city:18,860More data
Donna city:16,821More data
Edcouch city:2,720More data
Edinburg city:102,483More data
Elsa city:5,680More data
Granjeno city:287More data
Hidalgo city:14,239More data
La Joya city:4,587More data
La Villa city:2,712More data
McAllen city:143,920More data
Mercedes city:16,312More data
Mission city:86,223More data
Palmhurst city:2,602More data
Palmview city:15,884More data
Penitas city:6,399More data
Pharr city:79,697More data
Progreso city:4,904More data
Progreso Lakes city:259More data
San Juan city:35,577More data
Sullivan City city:3,905More data
Weslaco city:41,024More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
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, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:94.86More data
Percent Rural:5.14More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:92.6%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:96.9%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 - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:5.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:0.5%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:31.6%More data
65 and Older:11.4%More data
85 and Older:1.3%More data
Median Age:30.1More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$31,153More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$27,264,698,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$46,653More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:23.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:32.5%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:66.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:19.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$39,116More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$37,315 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$35,208 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$34,363 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$33,612 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2021:9.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:11.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:6.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:6.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:7.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.575000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$49,986,146,937More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$43,128,546,526More data
Total Actual Levy:$247,989,143More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2021:$N/AMore data
CY 2020:$N/A 
CY 2019:$N/A 
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN HIDALGO COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:54.066More data
US Highways:68.212More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:139.265More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:442.888More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:2.464More data
Frontage Roads:120.027More data
On-System Subtotal:826.922More data
City Streets:2,102.933More data
Certified County Roads:1,750.374More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:5.051More data
Federal Roads:8.383More data
Off-System Subtotal:3,866.741More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:4,693.663More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:301.524More data
US Highways:239.897More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:529.354More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:1,138.709More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:5.034More data
Frontage Roads:279.456More data
On-System Subtotal:2,493.974More data
City Streets:4,333.247More data
Certified County Roads:3,506.156More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:21.468More data
Federal Roads:16.766More data
Off-System Subtotal:7,877.637More data
County Total:10,371.611More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
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.