Hidalgo, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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Hidalgo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Hidalgo had a population of 13,611 as of July 1, 2019. 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 26.1004 and longitude -98.2631 in Hidalgo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hidalgo 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hidalgo: Edinburgh, Hildago, La Habitacion, Rancho San Luis, San Luisito.

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Hidalgo, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Hidalgo, TX Housing Affordability Index is 166
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Hidalgo, TX Wealth Index is 41
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 13,611
Population in Households 13,611
Population in Familes 13,073
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,842
Diversity Index1 13
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,239
Average Household Income $53,772
Per Capita Income $13,342
Wealth Index3 41

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,592 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 776 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 305 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $101,283
Housing Affordability Index2 166
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,368
Average Household Size 4.04
Family Households 3,058
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.4% 1.37%
Households 1.36% 1.32%
Families 1.31% 1.31%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Hidalgo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hidalgo to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 210 88th
Population Density # 342 80th
Diversity Index # 1644 6th
Median Household Income # 1157 34th
Per Capita Income # 1566 10th

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