Hidalgo County, Texas Population 2020

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%

Hidalgo County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White747,12587.96%
Some Other Race76,6099.02%
Two or More Races11,0401.30%
Asian8,1570.96%
Black or African American4,6470.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,6190.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1920.02%

Hidalgo County, Texas Population Pyramid 2020

Hidalgo County, Texas Median Age

29.1


Total

27.8


Male

30.5


Female

Hidalgo County, Texas Adults

There are 566,969 adults, (90,250 of whom are seniors) in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Hidalgo County, Texas Age Dependency

78.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

59.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Hidalgo County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

433,946

51.09%

Male

415,443

48.91%

Hidalgo County, Texas Households and Families

Hidalgo County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hidalgo County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.8%22.2%
All68.1%31.9%
Male61.6%38.4%
Female58.3%41.7%
Non Family53.3%46.7%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All234,8793.5868.1
Married126,7784.1477.8
Female52,2484.1258.3
Non Family43,0221.2153.3
Male12,8313.6961.6

4.04

Average Family Size

3.58

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hidalgo County, Texas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade103,74021.92%
9th to 12th Grade64,29113.58%
High School Graduate109,84723.21%
Some College86,04618.18%
Associates Degree22,4574.75%
Bachelors Degree61,68913.04%
Graduate Degree25,1835.32%

Hidalgo County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic421,819257,88668,466
Other Race48,52523,2746,494
White42,83539,45514,161
Asian5,4225,0223,531
Multiple Races3,7102,672950
Black2,6482,223407
Native American1,211928205
Islander12612369

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 97.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.12%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,670$30,155$21,116
Less Than High School$15,554$19,360$12,245
High School Grad$23,539$27,855$19,192
Some College$27,683$32,269$23,119
Bachelors Degree$47,021$50,945$43,478
Graduate Degree$60,352$65,207$56,749

$25,670

Average Earnings

$30,155

Average Male

$21,116

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
Hispanic773,438254,62532.92%
Other73,90028,85839.05%
White53,1926,37111.98%
Multiple10,8824,93145.31%
Black3,85443611.31%
Asian8,1163754.62%
Native1,52926217.14%
Islander1923116.15%

31.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.99%

Male Poverty Rate

33.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas is Multiple, with 45.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas is Asian, with 4.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.14%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School40.75%
High School21.36%
Some College15.81%
Bachelors or Greater6.56%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed49.13%
Male Unemployed28.64%
Female Employed18.57%
Male Employed16.63%

Hidalgo County, Texas Income

Hidalgo County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,398$56,090
Families$42,330$59,800
Married Families$52,346$70,661
Non Families$20,955$34,801

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

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 45-54.

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans

18,854

Number of Veterans

17,963

Male Veterans

891

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,371
First Gulf War3,827
Second Gulf War3,287
Korea1,890
World War II553
Name Veterans % of Total
White17,6063.56%
Hispanic11,6112.27%
Other6211.09%
2 or More2254.62%
Black1695.35%
Indian15110.88%
Asian821.32%

$Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Education

8.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hidalgo County, Texas Employment Status

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

7.4%

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

62.89%

Born in Texas

72.85%

Native Born

27.15%

Foreign Born

19.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.85% of Hidalgo County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 62.89% having been born in Texas. 19.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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