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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B
Hidalgo County is located in Texas with a population of 839,539. Living in Hidalgo County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hidalgo County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Hidalgo County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Hidalgo County are above average.
Population
839,539

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$699
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Hidalgo County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    225.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    43.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    342.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,513.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    93.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    36%
    13%

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Hidalgo County Reviews

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I've lived in the Hidalgo County my entire life and I've seen it grow so much. I love how we have so many restaurants nearby us and a few other stores as well like Walmart and Dollar Tree. However, there's a lot of political competition that is a bit of annoyance but other than that the place is lovely and financially reasonable.
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I have lived in Hidalgo County all my life and loved every minute of it. I love the tranquility that it offers and the mid paced life style it provides for its residence. The cost of living itself is very affordable living in the middle class, however, job opportunities are beginning to become limited given the upcoming generations are very educated. If I had to change something I would provide more opportunity for the people of the valley.
This is a very great place for food selection. I have enjoyed meeting the people who live in this area. If there were something to change, it would be to have more activities to do outdoors; such as a theme park.