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Edinburg, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Edinburg had a population of 86,263 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 86,263
Daytime Population: Workers 44,691
Daytime Population: Residents 49,661
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 94,352
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 82,611
Population in Familes 72,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,652
Population Density2 2,211
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $42,654
Average Household Income $60,171
Per Capita Income $19,046


Total Housing Units 27,847 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,110 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,728 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,008 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $115,407
Average Home Value $155,225


Total Households 25,839
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 19,640
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 1.56% 1.59%
Households 1.56% 1.62%
Families 1.52% 1.57%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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, 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 # 43 98th
Population Density # 261 85th
Diversity Index # 1055 40th
Median Household Income # 1044 40th
Per Capita Income # 1303 26th

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