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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    Santa Fe Gold emphasies gold, silver, copper, precious, industrial and base metals and is owner of multiple claims, including the Malone Mines complex incorporating 20 associated mine sites, the Playas Lake Bed area of Hidalgo County, New Mexico and a silver mining opportunity with a potential porphyry silver discovery.
    OTC: SFEG) has acquired significant holdings in the Playas Lake Bed Area of Hidalgo County, New Mexico, the company said.
    Target: Holdings in the Playas Lake Bed Area of Hidalgo County, New Mexico
    Table 1--Summary of meristic characters for samples of Aspidoscelis neomexicana from Hidalgo County, New Mexico, and A.
    Dwarfing the four other respectable non-typical Coues entries by more than 30 inches, the Zellner buck ranks 3rd all-time in its B&C category, behind a Graham County, Arizona buck that netted 196 2/8 as a non-typical and a 186 1/8-inch buck out of Hidalgo County, New Mexico.
    Taken by Peter Chase in Hidalgo County, New Mexico.
    Raser recently announced that it had entered into a power purchase agreement with the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP), the third largest public power utility in the nation, to start delivering up to 10 MW of the clean renewable energy from its Lightning Dock plant in Hidalgo County, New Mexico by December 2008.
    A sample of 98 Holbrookia elegans from Santa Cruz County, Arizona, Hidalgo County, New Mexico, Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico consisting of 55 males (mean snout-vent length, [SVL] = 57.
    A and B were studied in Trans-Pecos Texas from 1989 through 1993; it was not possible to study C in Hidalgo County, New Mexico.
    The mammals of the Animas Mountains and adjacent areas, Hidalgo County, New Mexico.