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Welcome to Edinburg ...

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

The location of Edinburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Edinburg has a population of 98,665 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

Edinburg is located in the (956) area code.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Edinburg had a population of 77,100 people (which is 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 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 (which had a count of 48,465 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Edinburg had an population of 98,665 people. This is an increase of 27.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 103.58% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Edinburg ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Edinburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Edinburg. Our list includes 15 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Edinburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

McAllen   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Edinburg

Mission   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Edinburg

Pharr   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Edinburg

Weslaco   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Edinburg

San Juan   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Edinburg

Alamo   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Edinburg

Alton   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Edinburg

Mercedes   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Edinburg

Donna   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Edinburg

Hidalgo   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Edinburg

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Edinburg.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Edinburg.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edinburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 26.3158, Longitude: -98.1634     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edinburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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