Hidalgo County, TX

849,843 Population
1,570.9 square miles 541 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
3.1%
was 3.1%
Ranked 7th Highest in TX
Population Density
541
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
63.7%
was 63.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
26.7%
was 27.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
33.3%
was 33.4%
Ranked 2nd Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
11.0%
was 10.6%
Ranked 39th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.9
was 7.9
Ranked 45th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
31.4%
was 31.5%
Ranked 52nd Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$36,094
was $35,730
Ranked 52nd Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.5
49.3
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
1,426
Ranked 214th Highest in TX
Patents per 100,000
1
Ranked 111th Highest in TX

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
2
was 1.7
Ranked 44th Highest in TX
Violent Crimes per 100,000
81.5
was 53.6
Ranked 110th Highest in TX
Property Crimes per 100,000
538.4
was 702.2
Ranked 132nd Highest in TX

 Housing

Total Housing Units
268,803
was 264,607
Ranked 9th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$697
was $690
Ranked 49th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
3,321
was 3,529
 
Occupied Housing Units
234,716
was 225,692
 
Homeownership Rate
66.2%
was 69.5%
Ranked 24th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
2,572
was 2,866
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
171.1
was 168.4
Ranked 15th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
30.1%
was 36.1%
Ranked 18th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
749
was 663
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.6
was 3.7
Ranked 2nd Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
12.9
was 13.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.1
was 4.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
87.4%
was 85.9%
Ranked 48th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
57.4%
Ranked 53rd Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
96.5%
was 93.9%
Ranked 38th Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
65.5%
was 61.8%
Ranked 53rd Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
18.3%
was 17.3%
Ranked 43rd Highest in TX

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