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Welcome to Edinburg ...

The city of Edinburg is located in Hidalgo County<1> and is the County Seat for Hidalgo County.

When the people of Edinburg refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Edinburger<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Edinburg has a population of 101,170 people<3> (see below for details).

Edinburg was established in 1908.

The community of Edinburg is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Edinburg lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Edinburg: (956)

The ZIP codes for Edinburg: 78539-78540<5>

Websites for Edinburg ...

Official Website:   www.ci.edinburg.tx.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.edinburg.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Edinburg had an population of 101,170 people. This is an increase of 31.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 108.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Edinburg had a population of 77,100 people (or 9.95% of the total population of Hidalgo County). This makes Edinburg the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Edinburg represents 0.31% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 42nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 77,100 people, the population of Edinburg increased 59.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 48,465 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Edinburg.

Communities Also Named Edinburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Edinburg - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Edinburg.

Communities near Edinburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Edinburg.

  • McAllen [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAllen
    • McAllen [Hidalgo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Edinburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 143,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAllen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McAllen<7>
  • Mission [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission
    • Mission [Hidalgo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Edinburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 84,331 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mission<7>
  • Pharr [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pharr
    • Pharr [Hidalgo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Edinburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 79,112 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pharr
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pharr<7>
  • Weslaco [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weslaco
    • Weslaco [Hidalgo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Edinburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,629 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weslaco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weslaco<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • San Juan [Hidalgo County]
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      • San Juan [Hidalgo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Edinburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Juan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Juan<7>
    • Alamo [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
      • Alamo [Hidalgo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Edinburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19,910 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<7>
    • Alton [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Hidalgo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Edinburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,105 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<7>
    • Mercedes [Hidalgo County]
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      • Mercedes [Hidalgo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Edinburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercedes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercedes<7>
    • Donna [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donna
      • Donna [Hidalgo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Edinburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donna<7>
    • Hidalgo [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hidalgo
      • Hidalgo [Hidalgo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Edinburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,183 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hidalgo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hidalgo<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Edinburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Edinburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Edinburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Edinburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Edinburg. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Edinburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Edinburg ...

Looking for more information about Edinburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Edinburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Edinburg.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Edinburg: www.ci.edinburg.tx.us/

The official website for Hidalgo County: www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Hidalgo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Edinburg refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Edinburg may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Edinburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edinburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Edinburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Edinburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Edinburg includes: 78539 & 78540.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edinburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Edinburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Edinburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edinburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.3014, Longitude: -98.1623    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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