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Hidalgo County, Texas

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Table

Hidalgo County, Texas
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
880,356
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
880,356
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
870,781
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
1.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 870,781
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 774,769
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
31.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.3%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
0.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
92.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
5.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 18,094
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 26.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 301,741
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 68.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $90,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,180
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $382
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $753
Building permits, 2021 6,055
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 243,878
Persons per household, 2016-2020 3.49
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 90.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 82.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 88.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 72.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 66.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 19.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
33.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 50.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,254,674
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,371,862
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,272,408
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 9,923,356
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,610
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 22.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $41,846
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $17,816
Persons in poverty, percent
23.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 12,446
Total employment, 2020 212,954
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 6,259,710
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 3.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 81,199
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 9,403
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,312
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,013
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,436
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,709
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 7,864
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 554.3
Population per square mile, 2010 493.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,570.96
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,570.87
FIPS Code 48215
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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