Hidalgo County, Texas (TX)

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County population in 2012: 806,552 (95% urban, 5% rural); it was 569,463 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 76,812
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 74,721
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 114,570
Renter-occupied apartments: 64,938 (it was 42,254 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

36%

Land area: 1570 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 508 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hidalgo County: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.1%), Construction (17.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hidalgo County, Texas:

  • Hispanic or Latino (90.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (7.8%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  28.0 years
Texas median age:  33.0 years
Males: 376,944  (35.7%)
Females: 397,825  (64.3%)

Hidalgo County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hidalgo County:

3.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,098 ($24,863 in 1999)

This county:

$35098
Texas:

$51704

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $500 (lower quartile is $359, upper quartile is $645)
This county:

$500
State:

$711


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,400 (it was $46,000 in 2000)
Hidalgo:

$79,400
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,400 - $124,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $117,102
Here:

$117,102
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $329,213
Here:

$329,213
State:

$180,420

In 2-unit structures: $93,546
Here:

$93,546
State:

$130,111

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $106,982
Here:

$106,982
State:

$130,946

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $103,080
Here:

$103,080
State:

$183,324

Mobile homes: $38,157
Here:

$38,157
State:

$60,009

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,116
Here:

$52,116
State:

$67,181
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,049
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $329

Institutionalized population: 5,595

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Hidalgo County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.1. This is significantly worse than average.
63.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
33.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
97.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 190 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 6744 buildings, average cost: $73,100
  • 2005: 6741 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2006: 6870 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2007: 5079 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2008: 3137 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2009: 2784 buildings, average cost: $94,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,261 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,099 (1.7%)

Hidalgo County household income distribution in 2009 Hidalgo County home values distribution Hidalgo County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 34.3%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.2% for Black residents, 36.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.6% for American Indian residents, 33.5% for other race residents, 28.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 34.3%
Hidalgo County:

34.3%
Texas:

17.5%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.5% for Black residents, 36.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.6% for American Indian residents, 33.5% for other race residents, 29.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 28 years old
(Males: 27 years old, Females: 30 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 56 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Area name: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hidalgo County is $517 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $610 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $731 a month.

Cities in this county include: McAllen, Southeast Hidalgo, Edinburg, Pharr, Mission, Weslaco, San Juan, Donna, Alamo, Mercedes.

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

2005 air pollution in Hidalgo County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.079 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.069 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 64 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 26 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hidalgo County: Donna Pump (A), Donna Pumping Station (B), International Ferry (C), McAllen Pumping Station (D), South Texas Factory Stores (E), Adrien Windmill (F), Agua Dulce Windmill (G), Agua Salado Windmill (H), Alaniz Windmill (I), Andrea Ranch (J), Aquage Windmill (K), Bella Vista Windmill (L), Bellilluvia Windmill (M), Buena Vista Windmill (N), Buenos Aires Windmill (O), Caliche Windmill (P), Cantinas Pens (Q), Casa Blanca Ranch (R), Chorro Windmill (S), Christalinas Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Rivercenter Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Hidalgo County include: Guadalupe Toreros Church (A), Mercy Mission (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Vela Cemetery (1), Asadores Cemetery (2), Balli Cemetery (3), Brewster Cemetery (4), Webber Cemetery (5), Campacuas Cemetery (6), Capota Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: West Lake (A), Callo Padrones (B), El Callo (C), Inland Lake (D), East Lake (E), La Cruz Resaca (F), Hackney Lake (G), Guajolotes Enramada (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Vargas Creek (A), La Joya Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hidalgo County include: Anzalduas Park (1), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Taormina Unit (2), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Kelly Unit (3), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Kiskadee Unit (4), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - MacWhorter Unit (5), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - McManus Unit (6), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Penitas Unit (7), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Adams Unit (8), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Baird Unit (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brooks County , Cameron County , Kenedy County , Starr County , Willacy County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 27,046
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 50.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 168,215 (29% naturalized citizens)

Hidalgo County:

29.5%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 32,076
  • 1990 to 1994: 29,887
  • 1985 to 1989: 26,239
  • 1980 to 1984: 21,332
  • 1975 to 1979: 17,909
  • 1970 to 1974: 15,069
  • 1970 to 1974: 7,776
  • 1965 to 1969: 17,927

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 92.2%

Hidalgo County marital status for males Hidalgo County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hidalgo County with a mortgage: 36,390 (806 second mortgage, 1,438 home equity loan, 35 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 51,618

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hidalgo County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic269,07156
Evangelical Protestant75,327525
Other18,51043
Mainline Protestant14,39452
Orthodox1601
None397,307-
Hidalgo County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 79
Hidalgo County:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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
Hidalgo County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 337
This county:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hidalgo County:

9.7%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Hidalgo County:

28.7%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.8%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Hidalgo County:

Average size of farms: 282 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $96,042
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $657.63
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.42%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $72,429
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.77%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.18%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,731
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.93%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.28
Corn for grain: 12018 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 540 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 41322 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 27 harvested acres
Vegetables: 36,098 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 27,767 acres

Tornado activity:

Hidalgo County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 9220134.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 12 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/30/2003, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 11 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hidalgo County-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 84% 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 321.7 miles away from Hidalgo County 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 422.5 miles away from the county 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 177.7 miles away from the county 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 102.2 miles away from the county 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 185.3 miles away from Hidalgo County 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 184.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (96%)
  • Philippines (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • El Salvador (0%)
  • Guatemala (0%)
  • Honduras (0%)
  • Dominican Republic (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hidalgo County (%):

  • United States or American (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • English (1%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • Italian (0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (0%)
  • Norwegian (0%)

Hidalgo County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 129,940 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 33,671 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 275 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 103 (0%)
  • Railroad: 48 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 23 (0%)
  • Taxi: 118 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 119 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 196 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,313 (2%)
  • Other means: 4,632 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 3,870 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Hidalgo County, Texas in 2000:

  • 2,178 people in state prisons
  • 1,387 people in nursing homes
  • 1,013 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 240 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 189 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 123 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 100 people in halfway houses
  • 91 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 83 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 57 people in religious group quarters
  • 43 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 42 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 30 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 12 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 6 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 5 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Hidalgo County, Texas in 2010:

  • 2,512 people in state prisons
  • 1,821 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 794 people in college/university student housing
  • 783 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 250 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 167 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 119 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 117 people in federal prisons
  • 103 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 91 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 82 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 51 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 37 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 9 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $34,126.

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%

1.70% relocated from other counties in Texas ($14,134 average AGI)
1.43% relocated from other states ($13,798 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

1.43%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Bexar County, TX  0.15% ($33,312)
from Dallas County, TX  0.08% ($-81,006)
from Travis County, TX  0.08% ($29,415)
from Nueces County, TX  0.07% ($35,113)


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%

1.87% relocated to other counties in Texas ($20,536 average AGI)
1.15% relocated to other states ($12,407 average AGI)
Hidalgo County:

1.15%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Travis County, TX  0.12% ($30,657)
to Dallas County, TX  0.09% ($33,049)
to Starr County, TX  0.09% ($27,585)
to Nueces County, TX  0.08% ($39,103)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 26.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 25.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 21.6

Births per 1000 population in Hidalgo County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 4.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Hidalgo County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 4.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hidalgo County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 58,418 (50,494 aged, 7,924 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 33%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 34%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.22
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12158.34
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 231.980
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 19345.29

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2587.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 452.180
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.65

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15.7
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45.7

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3.98

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 50.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 31.0
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.6
  • Other - 13.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 46.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 26.4
  • Suffocation - 16.6
  • Other - 3.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 767,787

Size of family households: 43,393 2-persons, 34,897 3-persons, 39,200 4-persons, 31,248 5-persons, 15,576 6-persons, 15,354 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 30,275 1-person, 5,309 2-persons, 734 3-persons, 283 4-persons, 117 5-persons, 52 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

133,798 married couples with children.
35,325 single-parent households (5,692 men, 29,633 women).

16.9% of residents of Hidalgo County speak English at home.
82.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,683,789,000 ($4077 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $237,229,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $754,463,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $632,531,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $46,803,000
Federal grants: $860,688,000
Federal procurement contracts: $229,544,000 ($201,154,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $159,761,000 ($9,905,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $15,974,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $139,672,000
Federal Government insurance: $754,425,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 82,362
Here:

121 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 14,244
Here:

21 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +26,572
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +14,913
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hidalgo County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 78.21 millions of gallons per day (7% from ground, 93% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 10,488
  • 2000 to 2004: 77,056
  • 1990 to 1999: 61,363
  • 1980 to 1989: 42,259
  • 1970 to 1979: 33,852
  • 1960 to 1969: 13,552
  • 1950 to 1959: 8,969
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,401
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,818
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hidalgo County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 1,134
  • 2 rooms: 6,303
  • 3 rooms: 14,809
  • 4 rooms: 19,739
  • 5 rooms: 31,702
  • 6 rooms: 21,271
  • 7 rooms: 10,684
  • 8 rooms: 4,836
  • 9+ rooms: 4,092
  • 1 room: 3,042
  • 2 rooms: 7,135
  • 3 rooms: 8,659
  • 4 rooms: 10,948
  • 5 rooms: 7,914
  • 6 rooms: 2,880
  • 7 rooms: 1,049
  • 8 rooms: 445
  • 9+ rooms: 182
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hidalgo County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3,165
  • 1 bedroom: 13,074
  • 2 bedrooms: 31,019
  • 3 bedrooms: 50,456
  • 4 bedrooms: 13,920
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,936
  • no bedroom: 4,196
  • 1 bedroom: 12,236
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,420
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,919
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,257
  • 5+ bedrooms: 226
Cars and other vehicles available in Hidalgo County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 6,941
  • 1 vehicle: 41,853
  • 2 vehicles: 46,217
  • 3 vehicles: 14,212
  • 4 vehicles: 3,765
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,582
  • no vehicle: 8,101
  • 1 vehicle: 21,712
  • 2 vehicles: 10,358
  • 3 vehicles: 1,534
  • 4 vehicles: 342
  • 5+ vehicles: 207

64% of Hidalgo County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

Hidalgo County:

63.9%
State average:

51.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hidalgo County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (63.5%)
  • Utility gas (17.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.4%)
  • No fuel used (1.8%)
  • Electricity (67.1%)
  • Utility gas (19.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.0%)
  • No fuel used (2.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,074
Here:

2.2%
Texas:

6.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,045
Here:

2.4%
Texas:

6.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,883
Here:

7.9%
Texas:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Hidalgo County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $10,393,000
    Police Protection: $3,657,000
    General - Other: $2,153,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $694,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $37,482,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,607,000
    Correctional Institutions: $21,670,000
    Police Protection: $18,322,000
    Corrections - Other: $18,304,000
    Health - Other: $15,066,000
    Housing and Community Development: $14,916,000
    Regular Highways: $14,303,000
    Financial Administration: $11,890,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $10,131,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,654,000
    General - Other: $5,964,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,676,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,561,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,863,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,697,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,253,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,634,000
    Libraries: $201,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,257,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $1,529,000
    Correctional Institutions: $985,000
    Solid Waste Management: $469,000
    Health - Other: $280,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $78,729,000

Hidalgo County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $17,155,000
    Regular Highways: $263,000
    Solid Waste Management: $181,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $86,000
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $37,569,000
    Housing and Community Development: $14,797,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,207,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,103,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,329,000
    Sale of Property: $2,037,000
    Rents: $159,000
    Royalties: $102,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,373,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,105,000
    Public Welfare: $5,142,000
    Highways: $3,680,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,283,000
  • Tax - Property: $115,771,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,708,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $82,000

Hidalgo County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $136,574,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $134,283,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,511,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,220,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $113,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $9,000

Hidalgo County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,924,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $81,094,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,415,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Hidalgo County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hidalgo County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 80 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,618$119,2931,495$136,5752,182$126,590388$33,12419$427,053400$125,158100$35,650
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED98$113,939206$128,748684$115,317109$39,8071$112,00067$100,73122$38,091
APPLICATIONS DENIED344$110,366602$91,7263,077$103,1911,467$27,6724$991,750267$74,772137$30,387
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN198$112,707203$128,926934$122,747168$47,3101$120,00092$113,91314$47,786
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS78$118,84670$118,657515$100,157253$47,7310$044$75,90913$30,462
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 70 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED245$157,000109$180,8264$91,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED88$157,35255$162,7098$84,125
APPLICATIONS DENIED47$148,23425$166,4806$154,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$153,11814$193,2861$83,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$141,5004$152,0001$66,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Hidalgo County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria2,66475.0 years
Jose1,82171.3 years
Guadalupe99775.7 years
Juan91969.8 years
John61775.5 years
Jesus60471.3 years
William58476.4 years
Manuel58374.9 years
Robert53273.7 years
Pedro52174.5 years
Most common last names in Hidalgo County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia1,63673.5 years
Garza1,60773.5 years
Gonzalez1,35773.5 years
Rodriguez1,31773.1 years
Martinez1,18072.7 years
Flores76873.9 years
Hernandez76072.6 years
Salinas70573.5 years
Lopez69273.6 years
Perez68673.6 years
Businesses in Hidalgo County, TX
NameCountNameCount
99 Cents Only Stores2KFC5
ALDO2Kincaid1
AT&T7Kmart1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Knights Inn1
Abercrombie Kids1Kohl's2
Academy Sports + Outdoors4La Quinta5
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy3
Advance Auto Parts13Lane Bryant3
Aeropostale3Lane Furniture7
American Eagle Outfitters2LensCrafters1
Ann Taylor2Levi Strauss & Co.1
Applebee's3Little Caesars Pizza18
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's4
Audi1Lowe's4
AutoZone19Macy's1
Avenue1Marriott6
BMW1Marshalls2
Bakers2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Banana Republic2Mazda2
Barnes & Noble2McDonald's27
Baskin-Robbins4Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works3Motel 64
Bebe1Motherhood Maternity2
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance1
Ben & Jerry's1New York & Co2
Best Western6Nike25
Blockbuster7Nissan1
Brooks Brothers1Office Depot4
Burger King23OfficeMax2
CVS3Old Navy3
Cache1Olive Garden3
Carl\s Jr.1Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe2Pac Sun2
Chevrolet4Papa John's Pizza2
Chick-Fil-A4Payless10
Chico's1Penske5
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart2
Church's Chicken26Pier 1 Imports1
Clarks1Pizza Hut19
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality1
ColorTyme1Quiznos6
Comfort Inn2RadioShack13
Comfort Suites1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster2
Cricket Wireless120Red Robin1
Curves4Red Roof Inn1
DHL10Rooms To Go2
Dairy Queen9Rue212
Days Inn2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dennys6SAS Shoes1
Discount Tire3SONIC Drive-In5
Domino's Pizza2Sam's Club1
DressBarn2Sears3
Dressbarn2Sephora3
Eddie Bauer1Shoe Carnival3
El Pollo Loco1Skechers USA1
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear2Sprint Nextel12
Fashion Bug1Staples2
FedEx57Starbucks7
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Studio 61
Foot Locker3Subaru1
GNC6Subway47
GameStop12Super 87
Gap2T-Mobile25
Goodwill3T.J.Maxx3
Gymboree2Taco Bell5
H&R Block18Target4
Haagen-Dazs1Toyota1
Hilton2Toys"R"Us2
Hobby Lobby2True Value3
Holiday Inn5U-Haul21
Hollister Co.1UPS55
Home Depot4Vans6
Honda1Verizon Wireless2
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret1
IHOP5Volkswagen1
IZOD1Walgreens14
JCPenney4Walmart9
Jack In The Box16Wendy's7
JoS. A. Bank1Wet Seal2
Jones New York14Wingate1
Journeys2YMCA1
Justice2

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