Hidalgo County TX Information


Hidalgo County Subdivisions

Hidalgo County TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 871,103
Daytime Population: Workers 291,788
Daytime Population: Residents 563,956
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 855,744
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 863,798
Population in Familes 795,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,305
Population Density2 555
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $36,828
Average Household Income $54,566
Per Capita Income $15,384


Total Housing Units 276,025 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164,282 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 77,453 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 34,290 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $86,138
Average Home Value $126,880


Total Households 241,735
Average Household Size 3.57
Family Households 200,017
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.63% 1.61%
Households 1.53% 1.56%
Families 1.49% 1.53%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.83%


Hidalgo County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hidalgo County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 7 98th
Population Density # 12 96th
Diversity Index # 233 9th
Median Household Income # 238 7th
Per Capita Income # 249 2nd

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