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Edinburg is a city in Hidalgo County, in the McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Edinburg is 26.301N. The longitude is -98.163W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 55,302.


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Median household income
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$28,938
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Edinburg demographic reports
Edinburg is in the Rio Grande Valley
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 265. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 4.9 per 1,000 people.
Performing arts: Valley Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
Edinburg attractions: Sheriff's Posse Rodeo
Sports teams: Edinburg Coyotes (United League Baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Hidalgo County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 99

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2% of Edinburg residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Edinburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Edinburg was $11,854, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Edinburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Edinburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $367.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $851.


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Libraries in Edinburg include Edinburg Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Edinburg workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 27 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Edinburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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