Hidalgo, Texas Population 2021

14,521
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Hidalgo is a city located in Hidalgo County Texas. With a 2020 population of 14,521, it is the 192nd largest city in Texas and the 2367th largest city in the United States . Hidalgo is currently growing at a rate of 1.18% annually and its population has increased by 29.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,198 in 2010. Hidalgo reached it's highest population of 14,521 in 2021. Spanning over 8 miles, Hidalgo has a population density of 1,740 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hidalgo is $49,210 with a poverty rate of 33.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $675 per month, and the median house value is $101,100. The median age in Hidalgo is 29.1 years, 24.8 years for males, and 33 years for females.

Hidalgo Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hidalgo was:

  • White: 52.15%
  • Other race: 47.64%
  • Two or more races: 0.19%
  • Black or African American: 0.01%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Hidalgo, Texas is 14,521 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,014.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,198.

Hidalgo, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,24052.15%
Some Other Race6,61547.64%
Two or More Races270.19%
Black or African American20.01%
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Hidalgo Population by Race

Hidalgo Population Pyramid $2021

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Hidalgo Median Age

29.1


Total

24.8


Male

33


Female

Hidalgo Adults

There are 9,489 adults, (1,322 of whom are seniors) in Hidalgo.

Hidalgo Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Hidalgo Sex Ratio

Female

6,331

45.60%

Male

7,553

54.40%

Hidalgo Population by Age

Hidalgo Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hidalgo Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
Male73.7%26.3%
All70.7%29.3%
Non Family55.8%44.2%
Female55.2%44.8%

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hidalgo Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7343.7270.7
Married2,0334.4580.9
Female8693.955.2
Non Family5471.0755.8
Male2853.0673.7

4.12

Average Family Size

3.72

Average Household Size

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Hidalgo Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,77823.18%
9th to 12th Grade1,22916.02%
High School Graduate1,48419.35%
Some College1,24816.27%
Associates Degree2913.79%
Bachelors Degree1,39318.16%
Graduate Degree2473.22%
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Hidalgo Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hidalgo Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic7,6594,6521,630
Other Race3,7371,988708
2+ Races181818
White111110

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Hidalgo Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,519$28,587$15,774
Less Than 9th Grade$15,984$23,588$12,213
High School Graduate$21,842$30,550$12,500
Some College$21,974$24,179$16,484
Bachelors Degree$33,889$34,583$
Graduate Degree$57,936$36,250$62,596

$22,519

Average Earnings

$28,587

Average Male

$15,774

Average Female

Hidalgo Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hidalgo Language by Age

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Hidalgo Language

3.17% of Hidalgo residents speak only English, while 96.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 96.63% of the population.

Hidalgo Language

Hidalgo Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,8034,55833.02%
Other6,5882,13132.35%
White525096.15%
Black11100.00%

33.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.00%

Male Poverty Rate

38.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hidalgo

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hidalgo is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hidalgo is Other, with 32.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.33%.

Hidalgo Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.68%
High School33.02%
Some College20.60%
Bachelors or Greater13.66%

Hidalgo Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed25.42%
Female Employed24.47%
Male Employed18.04%
Male Unemployed17.01%

Hidalgo Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hidalgo Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,576$49,210
Families$35,380$53,047
Married Families$46,406-
Non Families$14,129$22,809
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Income by Household Type

Hidalgo Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Hidalgo Married by Age and Sex

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Hidalgo Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hidalgo Marital Status by Race

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Hidalgo Marital Status

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97

Number of Veterans

97

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War61
Second Gulf War36
World War II
Korea
Vietnam

Hidalgo Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5461
18 to 3436
75+
65 to 74
55 to 64

Hidalgo Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic971.03%
Other Race521.12%
White450.93%

Hidalgo Veterans by Race

Hidalgo Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hidalgo Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Hidalgo Employment by Age

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Hidalgo Employment by Race

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Hidalgo Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.50%

Born in Hidalgo

60.52%

Native Born

39.48%

Foreign Born

25.19%

Non Citizen

14.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

60.52% of Hidalgo residents were born in the United States, with 55.50% having been born in Texas. 25.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hidalgo Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,5211691.18%
202014,3521691.19%
201914,1831691.21%
201814,0141601.15%
201713,8541150.84%
201613,7391411.04%
201513,5981711.27%
201413,4271861.40%
201313,2411771.35%
201213,0642121.65%
201112,8522491.98%
201012,6035,2815.58%
20007,3224,0308.32%
19903,2920.00%

Hidalgo Population by Year