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Hidalgo County, TX
The county was named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader in the Mexican War of Independence

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The county is in the McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 658,248. This was an increase of  15.59% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$24,863
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hidalgo County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Hidalgo County was $14,769. This was an increase of 22.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 48% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Edinburg
A leading producer of gas
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 3 in production of grapefruit; 1 in production of watermelons
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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3% of Hidalgo County residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hidalgo County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Hidalgo County include Anacuitas Cemetery, Asadores Cemetery, Balli Cemetery, Brewster Cemetery, Campacuas Cemetery, Capota Cemetery, Cavazos Cemetery, Cementerio Anahuac, Cementerio Bautista, Cementerio de las Burras ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Hidalgo County include Abram, Alamo, Alton, Campo Alto, Chihuahua, Citrus City, Cuevitas, Donna, Edcouch, Edinburg ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Hidalgo County include South Texas Community College, University of Texas - Pan American ... View colleges

School districts in Hidalgo County include Donna ISD, Edcouch-Elsa ISD, Edinburg CISD, Hidalgo ISD, La Joya ISD, La Villa ISD, Mcallen ISD, Mercedes ISD, Mission CISD, Monte Alto ISD ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

Environment
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Libraries

Libraries in Hidalgo County include Donna Public Library, Edinburg Public Library, Elsa Public Library, Hidalgo Public Library, La Joya Municipal Library, Lalo Arcaute Public Library, Lark Branch Library, McAllen Memorial Library, Mercedes Memorial Library, Palm View Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hidalgo County include La Frontera, McAllen Monitor, Mission Progress Times ... View newspapers

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Politics

Hidalgo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hidalgo County political report.

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Travel

Airports in Hidalgo County include McAllen Miller International

Hotels in Hidalgo County include Best Inn, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Las Palmas Inn, Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn Edinburg, Comfort Inn Mission, Country Hearth Inn, Country Inn & Suites ... More hotels

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