Hidalgo County, Texas Population 2018

Hidalgo County, Texas's estimated population is 860,661 with a growth rate of 3.90% 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
2017860,66132,3273.90%
2016828,334-21,853-2.57%
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
White744,392
Some Other Race60,542
Asian8,186
Two or More Races7,747
Black or African American4,890
American Indian and Alaska Native2,448
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander129

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Hidalgo County, Texas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Hidalgo County, Texas Median Age

28.8


Total

27.5


Male

30.2


Female

Hidalgo County, Texas Adults

There are 549,185 adults, (86,147 of which are seniors) in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Hidalgo County, Texas Age Dependency

78.9

Age Dependency Ratio

18.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Hidalgo County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

424,255

51.22%

Male

404,079

48.78%

Hidalgo County, Texas Households and Families

Hidalgo County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hidalgo County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77%23%
All67.8%32.2%
Male63.1%36.9%
Female57.7%42.3%
Non Family53.2%46.8%

67.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hidalgo County, Texas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All227,4773.667.8
Married125,5944.1677
Female48,4354.1757.7
Non Family41,7611.2153.2
Male11,6873.7563.1

4.07

Average Family Size

3.6

Average Household Size

3.4%

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 Grade104,07822.76%
9th to 12th Grade63,85413.96%
High School Graduate106,34723.26%
Some College82,02717.94%
Associates Degree21,3284.66%
Bachelors Degree56,37212.33%
Graduate Degree23,2745.09%

Hidalgo County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic403,481240,04561,252
White45,34941,63214,063
Other Race37,49418,4594,526
Asian5,3784,9373,442
Multiple Races3,2042,448841
Black2,8272,239739
Native American1,397992207
Islander878747

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 64.00%.

Hidalgo County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,924$27,309$20,248
Less Than High School$14,566$18,199$11,140
High School Grad$21,741$25,510$18,103
Some College$26,821$31,815$22,395
Bachelors Degree$45,126$49,506$42,249
Graduate Degree$55,865$61,037$53,449

$23,924

Average Earnings

$27,309

Average Male

$20,248

Average Female

Hidalgo County, Texas Language

Hidalgo County, Texas Language by Age

Hidalgo County, Texas Language

15.42% of Hidalgo County, Texas residents speak only English, while 84.58% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 83.48% of the population.

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic749,102260,43134.77%
Other59,06222,27937.72%
White56,0716,26911.18%
Multiple7,7192,48632.21%
Black3,92589322.75%
Native2,40859024.50%
Asian8,1495136.30%

32.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.76%

Male Poverty Rate

34.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas is Other, with 37.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas is Asian, with 6.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.06%.

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.49%
High School22.01%
Some College16.07%
Bachelors or Greater7.01%

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.03%
Male Unemployed35.58%
Female Employed19.26%
Male Employed18.33%

Hidalgo County, Texas Income

Hidalgo County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,094$52,350
Families$39,087$55,042
Married Families$48,018$64,703
Non Families$20,223$35,777

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

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

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by War

20,745

Number of Veterans

19,658

Male Veterans

1,087

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam6,249
First Gulf War3,853
Second Gulf War3,540
Korea2,322
World War II1,246

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+5,190
35 to 545,187
65 to 744,802
55 to 643,001
18 to 342,565

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White19,2963.94%
Hispanic12,5682.56%
Other7091.60%
2 or More2726.81%
Black2026.15%
Indian1679.96%
Asian991.62%

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Education

7.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hidalgo County, Texas Employment Status

Hidalgo County, Texas Employment by Age

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

9%

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