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Time Zone: Hidalgo County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Lordsburg is the Seat for Hidalgo County.

Hidalgo County was founded in 1920 and was created by taking area from GrantCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hidalgo had a population of 5,057 people. This is a decrease of 14.75% since the last Census (which gave a population of 5,932 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hidalgo represented 0.33% of the total population of New Mexico, making it the state's 27th most populous county (out of 33 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20104,894-17.5%-3.22% since 2009
20095,057-14.75%+0.28% since 2008
20085,043-14.99%+0.56% since 2007
20005,932The Last Census

More information can be found on the Hidalgo County Census Page for Hidalgo County.


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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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