Hidalgo, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hidalgo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Hidalgo had a population of 13,439 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hidalgo: Hildago.

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


Total Population 13,439
Daytime Population: Workers 5,239
Daytime Population: Residents 8,656
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,895
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 13,439
Population in Familes 12,901
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,819
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $34,185
Average Household Income $48,834
Per Capita Income $12,126


Total Housing Units 3,550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,528 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 797 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $92,364
Average Home Value $116,281


Total Households 3,325
Average Household Size 4.04
Family Households 3,014
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 1.62% 1.57%
Households 1.56% 1.51%
Families 1.48% 1.48%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

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, 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 # 212 88th
Population Density # 346 80th
Diversity Index # 1650 6th
Median Household Income # 1441 18th
Per Capita Income # 1603 8th

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