Hidalgo, Texas

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Population in 2014: 13,497 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +84.3%
Males: 6,000  (44.5%)
Females: 7,497  (55.5%)
Median resident age:  27.9 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78503, 78557.

Hidalgo Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,121 (it was $19,469 in 2000)
Hidalgo:

$40,121
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,071 (it was $5,849 in 2000)

Hidalgo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,786 (it was $57,800 in 2000)
Hidalgo:

$90,786
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $109,111; Detached houses: $117,102; Townhouses or other attached units: $329,213; In 2-unit structures: $93,546; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,982; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,080; Mobile homes: $38,157; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,116

Median gross rent in 2013: $663.

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  • Races in Hidalgo, TX (2010)

    Hidalgo races chart
    • 11,01598.4%Hispanic
    • 1651.5%White alone
    • 100.09%Black alone
    • 40.04%Two or more races
    • 10.01%American Indian alone
    • 10.01%Asian alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.01%Other race alone

Races in Hidalgo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hidalgo: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 106 feet

Land area: 4.35 square miles.

Population density: 3,101 people per square mile   (average).

Hidalgo,TX real estate house value index trend

Hidalgo, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Hidalgo:

  • High school or higher: 62.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hidalgo city:

  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

5,609 residents are foreign born (42.5% Latin America).

This city:

43.3%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,285 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,545 (1.6%)

Hidalgo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (7.8 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (124.7 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (232.1 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: Granjeno, TX (2.1 miles ), McAllen, TX (2.8 miles ), Pharr, TX (2.8 miles ), San Juan, TX (2.9 miles ), Mission, TX (3.0 miles ), South Alamo, TX (3.0 miles ), Alamo, TX (3.1 miles ), North Alamo, TX (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 91 buildings, average cost: $44,400
  • 1998: 91 buildings, average cost: $47,500
  • 1999: 117 buildings, average cost: $50,800
  • 2000: 116 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2001: 188 buildings, average cost: $69,900
  • 2002: 139 buildings, average cost: $69,500
  • 2003: 167 buildings, average cost: $76,600
  • 2004: 224 buildings, average cost: $67,100
  • 2005: 135 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 2007: 102 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2008: 56 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2009: 46 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 2010: 44 buildings, average cost: $66,600
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 2012: 54 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 2013: 50 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2014: 56 buildings, average cost: $99,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 26.10 N, Longitude: 98.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

Hidalgo household income distribution Hidalgo home values distribution

Property values in Hidalgo, TX


Crime rates in Hidalgo by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005
Murders 2100
per 100,000 26.211.50.00.0
Rapes 3134
per 100,000 39.211.532.439.1
Robberies 2358
per 100,000 26.234.454.078.1
Assaults 27393521
per 100,000 353.0446.6377.8205.1
Burglaries 65819998
per 100,000 849.9927.51,068.8957.1
Thefts 141264201127
per 100,000 1,843.63,023.02,169.91,240.4
Auto thefts 36304240
per 100,000 470.7343.5453.4390.7
Arson 4310
per 100,000 52.334.410.80.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 319.6) 346.6359.1328.5253.5

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Hidalgo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 38 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Texas average:

2.05
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.4%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +3,851 (+110.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Hidalgo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Hidalgo, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hidalgo-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.1 miles away from the Hidalgo city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 40.2 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hidalgo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 314.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 425.1 miles away from Hidalgo center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 187.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 112.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 195.1 miles away from Hidalgo center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 194.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hidalgo County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hidalgo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hidalgo:

  • ALFREDO GONZALEZ TEXAS STATE VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MCALLEN, TX)
  • FIRST CHOICE HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; MCALLEN, TX)
  • PHYSICIAN PREFERRED HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; MCALLEN, TX)
  • SOUTH TEXAS HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; MCALLEN, TX)
  • VALLEY DIALYSIS OF MCALLEN (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; MCALLEN, TX)
  • RIO GRANDE REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; MCALLEN, TX)
  • MCALLEN MEDICAL HEART HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MCALLEN, TX)

Amtrak station near Hidalgo:

  • 7 miles: MCALLEN (120 S. 16TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hidalgo:

  • South Texas College (about 8 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 15 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 37 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 50 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 101 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Laredo Community College (about 125 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 126 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)

Public high schools in Hidalgo:

  • HIDALGO ACADEMY (Students: 31, Location: 310 ESPERANZA ST, Grades: 11-12)
  • HIDALGO EARLY COLLEGE H S (Location: 910 E PIRATE DR, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hidalgo:

  • HIDALGO EL (Students: 979, Location: 601 SECOND ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • DIAZ J H (Students: 725, Location: 1312 E PIRATE DR, Grades: 6-8)
  • DR ALEJO SALINAS JR EL (Students: 417, Location: 411 EBANO, Grades: PK-5)
  • WILBUR E LUCAS EL (Location: 1300 N MCCOLL RD, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Hidalgo

Library in Hidalgo:

  • HIDALGO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $304,550; Location: 710 E TEXANO DR; 13,652 books; 102 audio materials; 340 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 9 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Hidalgo: Pharr San Juan Pumping Station (A), Hidalgo Fire Department (B), Hidalgo Police Department (C), Hidalgo Public Library (D), Old Hidalgo Courthouse and Buildings (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Texano (A), Lake Tropicana (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hidalgo: Hildago City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Hidalgo Pump House Heritage (Historical Places & Services; 902 S 2nd St).

Court: Hidalgo-City - Municpal Court (110 Flora Avenue).

Hidalgo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 53.6. This is better than average.

City:

53.6
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 32.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.4%
(1.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.5% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  4.0 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  90.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
3 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Hidalgo, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Arena or stadium:
  • Dodge Arena. Capacity: 6,800.

Banks with branches in Hidalgo (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: Hidalgo Branch at 524 South Bridge, branch established on 1996/11/15. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,517.0 mil, Deposits: $2,598.8 mil, headquarters in Edinburg, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bank Group, Inc.
  • International Bank of Commerce: Hidalgo Branch at 1023 S. Bridge, branch established on 2005/05/16. Info updated 2007/03/28: Bank assets: $9,621.9 mil, Deposits: $6,548.8 mil, headquarters in Laredo, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 197 total offices, Holding Company: International Bancshares Corporation
  • Compass Bank: Hidalgo Branch at 10 East Esperanza Avenue, branch established on 1968/11/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.9
Texas average:

14.4

Hidalgo travel time to work - commute Hidalgo mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hidalgo city (based on Hidalgo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic269,07156
Evangelical Protestant75,327525
Other18,51043
Mainline Protestant14,39452
Orthodox1601
None397,307-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 79
Hidalgo County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 67
Hidalgo County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 240
Hidalgo County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

28.7%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.8%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.3%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hidalgo:

51.0%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Hidalgo:

28.0
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hidalgo:

17.5%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.9%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
This city:

56.6%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Hidalgo:

82.7%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hidalgo, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$49,592$45,7770$0
Other Government Administration 5$36,012$86,4290$0
Judicial and Legal 7$18,186$31,1760$0
Police Protection - Officers 43$194,658$54,3230$0
Police - Other 18$55,668$37,1120$0
Firefighters 14$41,707$35,7490$0
Fire - Other 0$0 2$2,783
Streets and Highways 9$25,152$33,5360$0
Welfare 1$4,256$51,0720$0
Sewerage 5$13,419$32,2060$0
Parks and Recreation 19$56,842$35,90018$13,737
Water Supply 13$36,483$33,6770$0
Local Libraries 7$18,516$31,7422$586
Totals for Government 154$550,491$42,89522$17,106

Hidalgo government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,586,000 ($117.51)
    Parks & Recreation: $835,000 ($61.87)
    Financial Administration: $467,000 ($34.60)
    Central Staff Services: $467,000 ($34.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $463,000 ($34.30)
    Fire Protection: $461,000 ($34.16)
    Water Utilities: $446,000 ($33.04)
    Regular Highways: $381,000 ($28.23)
    Libraries: $296,000 ($21.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $226,000 ($16.74)
    General - Other: $172,000 ($12.74)
    Sewerage: $143,000 ($10.59)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $80,000 ($5.93)
    Welfare - Other: $38,000 ($2.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $221,000 ($16.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $320,000 ($23.71)
    Central Staff: $200,000 ($14.82)
    Sewerage: $136,000 ($10.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $115,000 ($8.52)
    Water Utilities: $105,000 ($7.78)
    Libraries: $90,000 ($6.67)
    Police Protection: $38,000 ($2.82)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($1.93)
    Fire Protection: $20,000 ($1.48)
    Judicial: $4,000 ($0.30)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $3,000 ($0.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,301,000 ($244.57)

Hidalgo government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Regular Highways: $3,135,000 ($232.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $427,000 ($31.64)
    Sewerage: $273,000 ($20.23)
    All Other: $260,000 ($19.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $214,000 ($15.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $64,000 ($4.74)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,458,000 ($108.02)
    Interest Earnings: $295,000 ($21.86)
    Rents: $8,000 ($0.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $367,000 ($27.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $108,000 ($8.00)
    General Support: $93,000 ($6.89)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $573,000 ($42.45)
    Property: $538,000 ($39.86)
    Public Utilities: $418,000 ($30.97)
    NEC: $361,000 ($26.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $11,000 ($0.81)

Hidalgo government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,750,000 ($277.84)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,610,000 ($267.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $140,000 ($10.37)

Hidalgo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,371,000 ($249.76)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,755,000 ($278.21)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $46,000 ($3.41)

3.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.16%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($416 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cameron County, TX  0.34% ($29,477 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.24% ($27,672)
from Starr County, TX  0.16% ($28,446)


3.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,254 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.05%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($311 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cameron County, TX  0.32% ($27,792 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.24% ($32,054)
to Bexar County, TX  0.24% ($34,839)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hidalgo:

  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KIRT (1580 AM; 1 kW; MISSION, TX; Owner: BRAVO BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hidalgo:

  • KOIR (88.5 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KQXX-FM (105.5 FM; MISSION, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KJAV (104.9 FM; ALAMO, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KHID (88.1 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K248AM (97.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hidalgo:

  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KSFE-LP (Channel 67; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KLIA-LP (Channel 32; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • K57FE (Channel 57; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 57, INC.)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZMC-LP (Channel 35; McALLEN, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KSTI-LP (Channel 69; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KJST-LP (Channel 28; McALLEN, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Hidalgo fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Hidalgo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 77m253ftTotal length
  • $151,000Total costs
  • 88,200Total average daily traffic
  • 8,403Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hidalgo)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Station 311 Esperanza (Lat: 26.100361 Lon: -98.260278), Call Sign: KEC918
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHzGrant Date: 02/26/1997, Expiration Date: 05/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2002Registrant: Hidalgo Fire Dept, 211 E Exparanza, Hidalgo, TX 78557, Phone: (512) 843-8101
  • 401 N. 4th Street (Lat: 26.105278 Lon: -98.256389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 93 m, Call Sign: WQOV653
    Assigned Frequencies: 769.281 MHz, 769.581 MHz, 769.831 MHz, 770.106 MHz, 770.356 MHz, 770.606 MHzGrant Date: 02/09/2012, Expiration Date: 08/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/15/2012, Certifier: Randy AshleyRegistrant: City Of Mcallen, 1501 Pecan Blvd., Mcallen, TX 78501, Phone: (956) 681-1444, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KA6RJC, Licensee ID: L01103674, Grant Date: 01/09/2006, Expiration Date: 04/05/2016, Certifier: Felix S Nieto, Registrant: Felix S Nieto, Hidalgo, TX 78557
  • Call Sign: KC5SHQ, Licensee ID: L01098976, Grant Date: 12/15/2015, Expiration Date: 01/12/2026, Registrant: Ricardo Cabada, 2112 Tampico St., Hidalgo, TX 78557

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: BEECH 65-90 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 9, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 202 mph), Engine: U/A CANADA PT6A-6 (550 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 311SR , Serial Number: LJ107, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Raul Espinoza, 1124 Int'l Blvd Ste 600-245, Hidalgo, TX 78557
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-42 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 11, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SER (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 373Q , Serial Number: 42-8001014, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 10/01/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Raul Espinoza, 1124 International Blvd / Ste 600-245, Hidalgo, TX 78557
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301T (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 41492 , Serial Number: 3257105, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 08/19/1999
    Registrant (Corporation): Sepulveda Import And Export Co Inc, 1321 N State Highway 336, Hidalgo, TX 78557
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 404 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 198 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 41SA , Serial Number: 404-0023, Airworthiness Date: 01/05/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Raul Espinosa, 1124 N International Blvd / Ste 600-245, Hidalgo, TX 78557
  • Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER CO R66 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROLLS-ROYC 250-C300 (300 HP) (Turbo-shaft)
    N-Number: 800VK , Serial Number: 0008, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 12/16/2010
    Registrant (Corporation): Gomez Used Equipment Inc, 2700 N International Blvd, Hidalgo, TX 78557

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$90,4383$131,8674$113,6031$26,2801$131,990
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$102,3002$71,6700$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$70,9102$102,5859$85,8934$18,2000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$50,3001$103,6303$108,5430$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$113,2700$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0213.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$48,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0213.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 60
  • Hazardous Condition: 28
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Hidalgo

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hidalgo, TX
Most common first names in Hidalgo, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria4973.1 years
Jose4071.0 years
Juan2569.1 years
Manuel1676.2 years
Jesus1572.0 years
Guadalupe1377.5 years
Pedro1270.4 years
Luis979.1 years
Juana778.4 years
Francisco676.5 years
Most common last names in Hidalgo, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gonzalez2572.8 years
Garza1774.1 years
Hernandez1767.0 years
Rodriguez1669.8 years
Cantu1470.3 years
Garcia1469.2 years
Ramirez1374.8 years
Vargas1372.6 years
Martinez1273.6 years
Sanchez1163.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (87%)
  • No fuel used (8%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
Businesses in Hidalgo, TX
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1FedEx3
AutoZone1Jack In The Box1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King1Payless1
Church's Chicken1U-Haul1
Cricket Wireless2UPS4
DHL1

Hidalgo compared to Texas state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Hidalgo on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Mexico (population 500+)"
  • #12 (78557) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #16 (78557) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French first ancestries"
  • #66 (78557) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #79 (78557) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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