Hidalgo, Texas

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Population in 2017: 13,931 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +90.3%
Males: 6,904  (49.6%)
Females: 7,027  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

28.1 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78503, 78557.

Hidalgo Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $29,056 (it was $19,469 in 2000)
Hidalgo:

$29,056
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $9,720 (it was $5,849 in 2000)

Hidalgo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $108,187 (it was $57,800 in 2000)
Hidalgo:

$108,187
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $127,676; detached houses: $142,400; townhouses or other attached units: $262,772; in 2-unit structures: $32,298; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $519,565; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $121,869; mobile homes: $40,460; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $32,971

Median gross rent in 2017: $626.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hidalgo: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.2%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.6% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Hidalgo, TX (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Hidalgo, Texas as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hidalgo is 1,533 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Hidalgo by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(39.1)
2
(17.9)
1
(8.3)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(23.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(37.2)
9
(65.5)
5
(35.9)
5
(35.6)
8
(56.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(78.1)
5
(44.7)
6
(50.0)
1
(8.2)
2
(15.9)
6
(46.9)
4
(35.0)
3
(25.6)
2
(14.9)
1
(7.3)
3
(21.5)
3
(21.4)
1
(7.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
21
(205.1)
19
(169.7)
9
(75.0)
12
(98.1)
9
(71.5)
7
(54.7)
9
(78.7)
9
(76.9)
42
(312.4)
19
(138.4)
14
(100.4)
31
(220.7)
35
(247.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
98
(957.1)
66
(589.4)
45
(374.8)
51
(416.7)
32
(254.2)
48
(375.4)
26
(227.4)
38
(324.6)
36
(267.7)
23
(167.5)
30
(215.2)
21
(149.5)
18
(127.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
127
(1,240)
182
(1,625)
122
(1,016)
77
(629.2)
85
(675.1)
66
(516.2)
81
(708.4)
139
(1,187)
177
(1,316)
241
(1,755)
244
(1,750)
185
(1,317)
118
(834.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
40
(390.7)
46
(410.8)
27
(224.9)
44
(359.5)
34
(270.1)
28
(219.0)
11
(96.2)
17
(145.2)
28
(208.2)
29
(211.2)
17
(121.9)
10
(71.2)
11
(77.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
3
(25.0)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(25.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)243.6218.6121.5111.785.5108.278.2104.9184.7195.7150.0147.9145.5

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City-data.com crime index in Hidalgo, TX

Crime rate in Hidalgo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 45 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Texas average:

1.54
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 106 feet

Land area: 4.35 square miles.

Population density: 3,201 people per square mile   (average).

Hidalgo, Texas map

5,811 residents are foreign born (41.2% Latin America).

This city:

41.6%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,285 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,315 (2.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 26.10 N, Longitude: 98.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 956

Distribution of median household income in Hidalgo, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hidalgo, TX in 2017

Property values in Hidalgo, TX

Hidalgo satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2006: 122 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 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
  • 2015: 59 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2016: 64 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2017: 81 buildings, average cost: $90,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Hidalgo, TX residents
Average permit cost in Hidalgo, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Hidalgo, TX
Historical housing units in Hidalgo, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +3,851 (+110.9%).
Most common industries in Hidalgo, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.6%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.2%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Hidalgo, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Hidalgo, Texas

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Hidalgo, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.2. This is about average.

City:

82.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 22.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

8.5

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 the city 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 Hidalgo 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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
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.

For population 15 years and over in Hidalgo:

Marital status in Hidalgo, TX
  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

For population 25 years and over in Hidalgo:

  • High school or higher: 59.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

22.2
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hidalgo
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Religion statistics for Hidalgo, TX (based on Hidalgo County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Hidalgo County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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:
Here:

15.8%
Texas:

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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 26$96,773$44,6640$0
Financial Administration 15$49,045$39,2360$0
Police - Other 15$42,889$34,3110$0
Streets and Highways 8$16,079$24,1190$0
Water Supply 8$14,465$21,6980$0
Sewerage 5$11,583$27,7990$0
Judicial and Legal 3$8,005$32,0200$0
Firefighters 3$7,456$29,82419$30,248
Other and Unallocable 2$6,534$39,2045$4,642
Parks and Recreation 2$6,103$36,61811$6,997
Local Libraries 2$6,534$39,2045$4,642
Transit 1$2,640$31,6800$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 90$268,106$35,74740$46,529

Hidalgo government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,041,000 ($146.51)
    General - Other: $84,000 ($6.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000 ($5.60)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $5,377,000 ($385.97)
    Police Protection: $3,021,000 ($216.85)
    Central Staff Services: $873,000 ($62.67)
    Financial Administration: $839,000 ($60.23)
    Regular Highways: $807,000 ($57.93)
    Water Utilities: $678,000 ($48.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $673,000 ($48.31)
    Sewerage: $490,000 ($35.17)
    General - Other: $426,000 ($30.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $416,000 ($29.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $413,000 ($29.65)
    Libraries: $275,000 ($19.74)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $143,000 ($10.26)
    Public Welfare - Other: $63,000 ($4.52)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $44,000 ($3.16)
    Health - Other: $13,000 ($0.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $395,000 ($28.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $303,000 ($21.75)
    Police Protection: $225,000 ($16.15)
    Water Utilities: $93,000 ($6.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $88,000 ($6.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000 ($2.66)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($1.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($0.57)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($0.36)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($0.14)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,690,000 ($336.66)

Hidalgo government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $4,750,000 ($340.97)
    Toll Highways: $3,901,000 ($280.02)
    Sewerage: $582,000 ($41.78)
    Other: $471,000 ($33.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $410,000 ($29.43)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,000 ($0.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000 ($2.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,649,000 ($118.37)
    Interest Earnings: $210,000 ($15.07)
    General Revenue - Other: $171,000 ($12.27)
    Rents: $84,000 ($6.03)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $902,000 ($64.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,682,000 ($120.74)
    Other: $787,000 ($56.49)
    General Local Government Support: $17,000 ($1.22)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,180,000 ($156.49)
    Property: $1,289,000 ($92.53)
    Public Utilities Sales: $407,000 ($29.22)
    Other License: $199,000 ($14.28)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $94,000 ($6.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $9,000 ($0.65)

Hidalgo government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,567,000 ($1117.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,567,000 ($1045.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000 ($71.78)

Hidalgo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $207,000 ($14.86)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,971,000 ($643.96)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $161,000 ($11.56)

2.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.70%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($248 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.02%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cameron County, TX  0.34% ($38,428 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.21% ($37,634)
from Bexar County, TX  0.17% ($57,802)


3.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($382 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Bexar County, TX  0.33% ($42,402 average AGI)
to Cameron County, TX  0.29% ($40,000)
to Harris County, TX  0.27% ($36,059)
Businesses in Hidalgo, TX
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1FedEx3
AutoZone1Jack In The Box1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King1Payless1
Church's Chicken1U-Haul1
Cricket Wireless2UPS4
DHL1

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Hidalgo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 64.9mTotal length
  • $151,000Total costs
  • 75,440Total average daily traffic
  • 9,391Total average daily truck traffic
  • 110,670Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Station 311 Esperanza (Lat: 26.100361 Lon: -98.260278), Call Sign: KEC918,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.190 MHz, Grant Date: 02/26/1997, Expiration Date: 05/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2002, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2012, Expiration Date: 08/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/15/2012, Certifier: Randy Ashley, Registrant: 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:

3
  • Call Sign: KA6RJC, Licensee ID: L01103674, Grant Date: 01/09/2006, Expiration Date: 04/05/2016, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2018, 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
  • Call Sign: KG5UHV, Licensee ID: L02110626, Grant Date: 07/25/2017, Expiration Date: 07/25/2027, Certifier: Jose L Gomez, Registrant: Jose L Gomez, 701 N International Blvd Suite 101 146, Hidalgo, TX 78557

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: BEECH A45 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 63492 , Serial Number: G-32, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 10/18/1990
    Registrant (Corporation): Northware Ventures Inc, Po Box 663, Hidalgo, TX 78557
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 162 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TIO-540-J2BD (350 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 800XA , Serial Number: 317752165, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 05/31/2018, Certificate Issue Date: 12/07/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Arturo Barranco, 1507 E Us Highway 281, Hidalgo, TX 78557
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 02/17/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Raul Espinoza, 1124 Int'l Blvd Ste 600-245, Hidalgo, TX 78557
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/03/2018
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 05/22/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Raul Espinoza, 1124 International Blvd / Ste 600-245, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 06/27/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Raul Espinosa, 1124 N International Blvd / Ste 600-245, 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 in Hidalgo, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hidalgo, TX - Value
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hidalgo, TX
  • 93.3%Electricity
  • 3.6%Utility gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hidalgo, TX
  • 75.2%Electricity
  • 21.8%No fuel used
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Hidalgo compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above 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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