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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B
  5. Diversity
    C+
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    A-
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  11. Commute
    B
Hidalgo County is located in Texas with a population of 849,389. In Hidalgo County, 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
849,389

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$716
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Hidalgo County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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
    18%
  • 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
    11%
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%

Working in Hidalgo County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,398
National
$55,322

Hidalgo County Reviews

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Hidalgo county is a beautiful county with many local cities, we get tourists around everywhere in mcallen, tx. McAllen is one of the most visited places with nice things to do and many views. Hidalgo county also has a lot of outdoor secret places such as the salt sea, Santa Ana wildlife refuge and the Butterfly trail. Night life in downtown McAllen is also a great way to spend the weekend!
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Awesome! People are very nice, bilingual which is a priority since the county is near the border. We have very nice school and a nice downtown where all the party is at. Hidalgo county has also many Hispanic people, which I love since it makes us a little more diverse.
McAllen has grown, because we are close to one of the places in the U.S.A. with least education that makes this area not very educated either, it shows on the way people talk(Some people curse), some have a defensive attitude, and same with some people from Mexico because it is the ones with not very much education that came to live here, so lack of education in people from the area and Mexico, not many good jobs, most jobs are bad one way or the other, so there are more problems affecting people, family problems related to money leading to other issues, so now we have t frustrated and down people leading to rudeness ( Ba
d customer Service), aggressiveness ( It shows in drivers), and in some cases crime, so basically McAllen has issues with lack of education in general.