Hidalgo, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hidalgo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Hidalgo had a population of 13,291 as of July 1, 2016. Hidalgo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hidalgo is located at latitude 26.1095 and longitude -98.2533 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hidalgo (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Hidalgo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 102 feet.

The City of Hidalgo (GNIS ID: 2410755) 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 Hidalgo is located within McAllen-Pharr Division of Hidalgo County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hidalgo: Hildago.

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


Total Population 13,291
Population in Households 13,291
Population in Familes 12,760
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,798
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 3,297
Average Household Size 4.03
Family Households 2,989
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,492 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 805 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $88,219
Average Home Value $108,952


Median Household Income $32,861
Average Household Income $47,031
Per Capita Income $11,709
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.7% 1.78%
Households 1.67% 1.77%
Families 1.58% 1.73%
Median Household Income   -0.5%
Per Capita Income   0.62%
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.

Hidalgo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hidalgo 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 # 211 88th
Population Density1 # 351 80th
Diversity Index2 # 1647 6th
Median Household Income # 1433 18th
Per Capita Income # 1613 8th

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