Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County, Texas

Hidalgo County, Texas

View of the Hidalgo County Courthouse in Endinburg, Texas, the county seat. Photograph by Danny20111993.

Hidalgo County, in South Texas, is bordered by Cameron County on the east, Brooks County on the north, Starr County on the west, and Mexico on the south. The county seat, Edinburg, is at the junction of U.S. highways 107 and 281. The center point of the county is at 26°23' north latitude and 98°10' west longitude. Other communities of note in Hidalgo County are McAllen, Weslaco, Mission, Peñitas, and San Juan. Hidalgo County comprises 1,596 square miles of the Rio Grande delta. Its elevations range from forty to 200 feet. The northern part of the county has sandy and light loamy soils over deep reddish or mottled, clayey subsoils. In some areas limestone lies within forty inches of the surface. The southern part of the county has moderately deep to deep loamy surfaces over clayey subsoils. Along the Rio Grande brown to red clays occur. Hidalgo County is in the South Texas Plains vegetation area, which features grasses, mesquite, live oaks, and chaparral. Native plants, reduced in recent years by extensive farming, include chapote, guayacan, ebony, huisache, Brazilwood, and yucca. Natural resources include caliche, sand, gravel, oil, and gas. The climate is subtropical and subhumid. Temperatures range from an average low of 47° F in January to an average high to 96° in July; the average annual temperature is 73°. Rainfall averages twenty-three inches a year, and the growing season lasts for 320 days of the year.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Hidalgo County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Hidalgo County
Pop. Year Source
868,707 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Hidalgo County
People Year Source
353,115 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$26,410 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Hidalgo County
USD ($) Year Source
41,583,855,774 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Hidalgo County
USD ($) Year Source
10,995,740,574 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Hidalgo County
USD ($) Year Source
2,482,127,889 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
12.8 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
22.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
49.3 96.2 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Hidalgo County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,570.9 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Hidalgo County
Area (square miles) Year Source
1,582.9 2019 United States Census Bureau