Edinburg, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Edinburg, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Edinburg had a population of 84,474 as of July 1, 2016. Edinburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Edinburg is located at latitude 26.3181 and longitude -98.161 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Edinburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 39.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 95 feet.

The City of Edinburg (GNIS ID: 2410401) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Edinburg is located within Edinburg Division of Hidalgo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Edinburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Edinburg, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 84,474
Population in Households 80,843
Population in Familes 70,592
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,631
Population Density1 2,165
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 25,374
Average Household Size 3.19
Family Households 19,271
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 27,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,759 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,615 (42.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,054 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $105,759
Average Home Value $140,040


Median Household Income $40,961
Average Household Income $57,766
Per Capita Income $18,370
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.47% 1.61%
Households 1.51% 1.68%
Families 1.46% 1.62%
Median Household Income   0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Edinburg, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Edinburg to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 43 98th
Population Density1 # 266 85th
Diversity Index2 # 1048 40th
Median Household Income # 1043 40th
Per Capita Income # 1281 27th

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