Hidalgo County


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Hidalgo County, Texas

PO Box 58
Edinburg, TX 78540
Phone: (956) 318-2100
Fax: (956) 318-2105
www.co.hidalgo.tx.us

On the southern border of TX, west of Harlingen; organized Jan 24, 1852 from Cameron County. Name Origin: Either for Guadalupe Hidalgo, D.F., Mexico, or possibly in honor of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753-1811), Mexican priest and hero of the Mexican war for Independence from Spain. Spanish 'nobleman.'

Area (sq mi):: 1582.66 (land 1569.75; water 12.92) Population per square mile: 432.10
Population 2005: 678,275 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 19.10%; 1990-2000 48.50% Population 2000: 569,463 (White 10.40%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 88.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 21.10%). Foreign born: 29.50%. Median age: 27.20
Income 2000: per capita $9,899; median household $24,863; Population below poverty level: 35.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,576-$15,184
Unemployment (2004): 9.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.00% Median travel time to work: 20.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • McAllen (120,743)
  • Edinburg County seat (58,448)
  • Mission (57,812)
  • Pharr (56,839)
  • Weslaco (31,081)
  • San Juan (29,741)
  • Alamo (15,928)
  • Donna (15,611)
  • Mercedes (14,164)
  • Hidalgo (10,073)

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    Hidalgo County, New Mexico

    300 Shakespeare St
    Lordsburg, NM 88045
    Phone: (505) 542-9213
    Fax: (505) 542-3193

    In the southwestern corner of NM, southwest of Las Cruces; organized Feb 25, 1919 from Grant County. Name Origin: Probably for the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican War; others claim for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753-1811), leader of the Mexican war for independence from Spain

    Area (sq mi):: 3445.91 (land 3445.63; water 0.28) Population per square mile: 1.50
    Population 2005: 5,139 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 -13.40%; 1990-2000 -0.40% Population 2000: 5,932 (White 42.70%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 56.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 15.60%). Foreign born: 11.10%. Median age: 34.80
    Income 2000: per capita $12,431; median household $24,819; Population below poverty level: 27.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,868-$17,370
    Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.40% Median travel time to work: 22.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.50%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    He declared that in Hidalgo County, the federal government could mingle federal funds appropriated to build the border fence with the county's money to repair the levees.
    The company claimed in court documents that it hired Munoz to handle a divorce case in Hidalgo County, but Munoz didn't disclose to the company that he had a business relationship with the state district judge in the case.
    The company claimed in court documents that it hired MuA[+ or -]oz to handle a divorce case in Hidalgo County, but MuA[+ or -]oz didn't disclose to the company that he had a business relationship with the state district judge in the case.
    Then there's Mary Louise Garcia of San Juan, who was stopped by a state trooper for speeding in Hidalgo County in July 2014.
    However, some local law enforcement officials, like Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra, have mixed feelings.
    Bobby Guerra, D-Mission, won 56.8 percent of the vote even after being tied to an unpopular ballot measure that would have created a hospital district in Hidalgo County. Most voters - 71.8 percent - opposed that proposal even while re-electing its author.
    Hidalgo County voters will decide Tuesday whether to create a health care district aimed at boosting medical services for residents, many uninsured, in one of the poorest parts of the state.