Hidalgo County, Texas Population 2019

Hidalgo County, Texas's estimated population is 858,323 with a growth rate of 0.88% 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
2018865,9397,6160.89%
2017858,3237,5250.88%
2016850,7989,7371.16%
2015841,06110,2371.23%
2014830,82411,4501.40%
2013819,37410,5391.30%
2012808,83513,0941.65%
2011795,74116,5282.12%
2010779,213395,668103.16%
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%

How Many People Live in Hidalgo County, Texas?

858,323

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White746,21188.88%
Some Other Race68,4148.15%
Two or More Races9,9521.19%
Asian8,2950.99%
Black or African American4,7970.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,6830.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1870.02%

Hidalgo County, Texas Population Pyramid 2019

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

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

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 Education

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 asian people with a rate of 63.58%.

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 non-English language spoken by the largest group 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%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.49%
High School21.46%
Some College15.95%
Bachelors or Greater6.81%
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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans

19,333

Number of Veterans

18,484

Male Veterans

849

Female Veterans

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

58%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Hidalgo County, Texas Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

62.29%

Born in Texas

72.72%

Native Born

27.28%

Foreign Born

20.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.72% of Hidalgo County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 62.29% having been born in Texas. 20.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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%
  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