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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>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hidalgo, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

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

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

Hidalgo is within the (956) area code.

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 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 (with 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 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
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Edinburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Mission
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Pharr
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pharr
    • Pharr is located in Hidalgo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,513 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pharr <5>
  • Weslaco
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • San Juan
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Alamo
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
    • Alamo is located in Hidalgo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,556 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo <5>
  • Alton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
    • Alton is located in Hidalgo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,785 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton <5>
  • Donna
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donna
    • Donna is located in Hidalgo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,316 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donna <5>
  • Progreso
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progreso have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progreso
    • Progreso is located in Hidalgo County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,979 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Progreso <5>

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hidalgo was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hidalgo.

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:

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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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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