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Welcome to Hidalgo ...

The city of Hidalgo is located on the South Texas Plains.

Hidalgo is located in Hidalgo County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hidalgo has a population of 14,142 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hidalgo.

The community of Hidalgo is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Hidalgo: (956)

The ZIP code for Hidalgo: 78557<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hidalgo had an population of 14,142 people. This is an increase of 26.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 93.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hidalgo had a population of 11,198 people. This makes Hidalgo the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Hidalgo represents 0.04% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 201st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,198 people, the population of Hidalgo increased 52.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,322 people).

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

Communities Also Named Hidalgo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Hidalgo - they are located in Illinois and Kentucky.

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

Communities near Hidalgo ...

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

  • McAllen [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAllen
    • McAllen [Hidalgo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Hidalgo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 143,751 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAllen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McAllen<6>
  • Edinburg [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
    • Edinburg [Hidalgo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Hidalgo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,374 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<6>
  • Mission [Hidalgo County]
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    • Mission [Hidalgo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Hidalgo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 84,496 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mission<6>
  • Pharr [Hidalgo County]
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    • Pharr [Hidalgo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Hidalgo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,513 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pharr
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pharr<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Weslaco [Hidalgo County]
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      • Weslaco [Hidalgo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Hidalgo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weslaco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weslaco<6>
    • San Juan [Hidalgo County]
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      • San Juan [Hidalgo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Hidalgo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,034 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Juan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Juan<6>
    • Alamo [Hidalgo County]
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      • Alamo [Hidalgo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Hidalgo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,556 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<6>
    • Alton [Hidalgo County]
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      • Alton [Hidalgo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Hidalgo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,785 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<6>
    • Donna [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donna
      • Donna [Hidalgo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Hidalgo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donna<6>
    • Progreso [Hidalgo County]
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      • Progreso [Hidalgo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Hidalgo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progreso have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progreso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Progreso<6>

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 Hidalgo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hidalgo.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hidalgo. 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 Hidalgo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hidalgo. See our Newspapers Page for Hidalgo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hidalgo ...

Looking for more information about Hidalgo? 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 Hidalgo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hidalgo.

Adding Hidalgo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hidalgo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hidalgo was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hidalgo on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hidalgo on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Hidalgo County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hidalgo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hidalgo.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hidalgo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Hidalgo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hidalgo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hidalgo) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hidalgo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HidalgoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hidalgo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.1024, Longitude: -98.2571    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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