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Hidalgo County, TX&

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Population
842,304
1.35% growth
Median Age
29.1
Median Household Income
$35,730
2.67% growth
Poverty Rate
31.5%
Number of Employees
309,408
2.28% growth
Median Property Value
$81,700
2.9% growth

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Economy

The economy of Hidalgo County, TX employs 309,408 people. The economy of Hidalgo County, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 5.31; 2.16; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Hidalgo County, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (52,149), Retail trade (43,584), and Educational Services (37,513), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($46,586), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($33,290), and Educational Services ($33,185).

Median household income in Hidalgo County, TX is $35,730. Males in Hidalgo County, TX have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,197. The income inequality of Hidalgo County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.49 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Hidalgo County, TX. In Hidalgo County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 46 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,336. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.

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Diversity

Hidalgo County, TX is home to a population of 842,304 people, from which 79.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Hidalgo County, TX is composed of 768,798 Hispanic residents (91.3%), 58,583 White residents (6.96%), 8,760 Asian residents (1.04%), 4,222 Black residents (0.5%), and 1,081 Two+ residents (0.13%). The most common foreign languages in Hidalgo County, TX are Spanish (618,351 speakers), Tagalog (3,219 speakers), and French (788 speakers), but compared to other places, Hidalgo County, TX has a relative high number of Spanish (618,351 speakers), Tagalog (3,219 speakers), and Hungarian (105 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Hidalgo County, TX awarded 11,653 degrees. The student population of Hidalgo County, TX is skewed towards females, with 4,516 male students and 7,137 female students. Most students in Hidalgo County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (10,666 and 91.5%), followed by Unknown (369 and 3.17%), White (308 and 2.64%), and Asian (80 and 0.69%). The largest universities in Hidalgo County, TX by number of graduates are South Texas College (5,500 and 47.2%), The University of Texas-Pan American (3,951 and 33.9%), and Kaplan College-McAllen (392 and 3.36%). The most popular majors in Hidalgo County, TX are Rehabilitation Science (279 and 2.39%), General Biological Sciences (269 and 2.31%), and General Psychology (258 and 2.21%). The median tuition costs in Hidalgo County, TX are $1,542 for private four year colleges, and $5,824 and $15,184 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hidalgo County, TX is $81,700, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $79,400 to $81,700, a 2.9% increase. The homeownership rate of Hidalgo County, TX is 69.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Hidalgo County, TX have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hidalgo County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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