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Hidalgo County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 1,570.9 square miles
Population Density 493.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 815,996
Population change 5.3%
Under 5 years of age 9.7%
Under 18 34%
65 and over 10%
Females 51%
White 97.1
Hispanic or Latino of any race 91
Asian 1.1%
Two or more races 0.4%
Black or African American 0.8%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 62%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 15.9%
Veterans 23,155
Households and Housing
Households 217,691
Persons per household 3.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.2%
Median household income $34,146
The per capita income $14,222
Live below the poverty line. 34.8%
housing units 256,745
Multi-unit structures 16%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $78,100
Residents owning their homes. 68.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 65,497
Women-owned firms 30.6%
Asian-owned firms 1.8%
Hispanic-owned firms 68.8%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 1.1%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $7,898,809
Retail sales per capita $11,254
Manufacturers shipments $1,503,200
Merchant wholesaler sales $4,301,122