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

The community was named after Mexican revolutionary leader

The latitude of Hidalgo is 26.1N. The longitude is -98.262W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 102 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,110.


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Median household income
Local
$19,469
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hidalgo demographic reports
As the point where killer bees made their debut in the United States, Hidalgo has erected a 20-foot statue to the menace
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 44. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • BorderFest - March 1-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hidalgo web sites and events links in the sections below.
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.)

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Ancestry & family history

1% of Hidalgo residents report German ancestry, and 0% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hidalgo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hidalgo was $5,849, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

6% of Hidalgo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hidalgo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $196.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $564.


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

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

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The average commute time for Hidalgo workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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