Hidalgo County, Texas Population 2019

Hidalgo County, Texas's estimated population is 860,661 with a growth rate of 1.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hidalgo County, Texas is the 7th largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017860,66110,4741.23%
2016850,18710,0741.20%
2015840,11310,9031.31%
2014829,21011,6841.43%
2013817,52610,8011.34%
2012806,72512,0861.52%
2011794,63915,6242.01%
2010779,015395,470103.11%
1990383,545100,31635.42%
1980283,229101,69456.02%
1970181,5356310.35%
1960180,90420,45812.75%
1950160,44654,38751.28%
1940106,05929,05537.73%
193077,00438,894102.06%
192038,11024,382177.61%
191013,7286,891100.79%
19006,8373034.64%
18906,5342,18750.31%
18804,3471,96082.11%
18702,3871,195100.25%
18601,1920.00%

Hidalgo County, Texas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White746,211
Some Other Race68,414
Two or More Races9,952
Asian8,295
Black or African American4,797
American Indian and Alaska Native1,683
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander187

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Hidalgo County, Texas Population Pyramid 2019

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Hidalgo County, Texas Median Age

28.9


Total

27.6


Male

30.3


Female

Hidalgo County, Texas Adults

There are 558,010 adults, (87,567 of whom are seniors) in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Hidalgo County, Texas Age Dependency

78.5

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Hidalgo County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

429,156

51.12%

Male

410,383

48.88%

Hidalgo County, Texas Households and Families

Hidalgo County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Hidalgo County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.9%23.1%
All67.5%32.5%
Male61.3%38.7%
Female57.9%42.1%
Non Family52.3%47.7%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hidalgo County, Texas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All232,5233.5767.5
Married127,4664.1376.9
Female50,5934.0857.9
Non Family41,9381.2152.3
Male12,5263.6661.3

4.02

Average Family Size

3.57

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hidalgo County, Texas Households

Hidalgo County, Texas Education

Hidalgo County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade104,45522.46%
9th to 12th Grade64,42713.85%
High School Graduate107,74723.17%
Some College84,08918.08%
Associates Degree21,3844.60%
Bachelors Degree59,52212.80%
Graduate Degree23,4715.05%

Hidalgo County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic413,067248,63264,633
White43,62039,92614,290
Other Race42,80920,9525,702
Asian5,3104,8943,376
Multiple Races3,7012,716972
Black2,7452,218502
Native American1,214880190
Islander12211963

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 97.54%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 63.58%.

Hidalgo County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,592$28,817$20,458
Less Than High School$15,090$18,794$11,826
High School Grad$22,281$26,633$18,303
Some College$27,530$32,394$22,744
Bachelors Degree$45,934$50,274$42,700
Graduate Degree$57,317$63,385$54,508

$24,592

Average Earnings

$28,817

Average Male

$20,458

Average Female

Hidalgo County, Texas Language

Hidalgo County, Texas Language by Age

Hidalgo County, Texas Language

15.74% of Hidalgo County, Texas residents speak only English, while 84.26% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 83.20% of the population.

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic762,018256,63833.68%
Other66,14425,20338.10%
White54,0745,98611.07%
Multiple9,9013,94339.82%
Black3,98282120.62%
Asian8,2586137.42%
Native1,65420112.15%
Islander187179.09%

31.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.69%

Male Poverty Rate

33.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas is Multiple, with 39.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas is Asian, with 7.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.35%.

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.49%
High School21.46%
Some College15.95%
Bachelors or Greater6.81%

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.02%
Male Unemployed31.29%
Female Employed19.01%
Male Employed17.83%

Hidalgo County, Texas Income

Hidalgo County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,097$54,348
Families$40,925$57,713
Married Families$50,527$68,179
Non Families$20,310$34,449

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Hidalgo County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

Hidalgo County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by War

19,333

Number of Veterans

18,484

Male Veterans

849

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam6,253
First Gulf War3,823
Second Gulf War3,307
Korea2,000
World War II855

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+4,889
35 to 544,884
65 to 744,794
55 to 642,710
18 to 342,056

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White18,0793.68%
Hispanic11,7572.34%
Other6491.28%
2 or More2585.35%
Indian1248.91%
Asian1211.94%
Black1023.13%

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Education

7.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hidalgo County, Texas Employment Status

Hidalgo County, Texas Employment by Age

58%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Hidalgo County, Texas Employment by Race

Hidalgo County, Texas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Hidalgo County, Texas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
McAllen130463142212117499.01%
Edinburg76367876501128314.77%
Mission776678356358967.59%
Pharr704677732068539.73%
Weslaco368474003331868.65%
San Juan338563666328078.29%
Alamo18379192208414.58%
Alton1391716895297821.40%
Mercedes15674166249506.06%
Donna15741165187774.94%
Hidalgo1252213831130910.45%
Elsa5654662497017.16%
Progreso550659234177.57%
Palmview546057452855.22%
Penitas4366485448811.18%
La Joya398642933077.70%
Sullivan City399841941964.90%
Edcouch316633651996.29%
Palmhurst254327181756.88%
La Villa243926642259.23%
Granjeno29330072.39%
Progreso Lakes239252135.44%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990