Hidalgo is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 13,709 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hidalgo is the 209th largest community in Texas. Hidalgo has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Hidalgo, where the median household income is $40,302.00.
Hidalgo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hidalgo is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hidalgo who work in sales jobs (17.30%), office and administrative support (11.65%), and food service (7.31%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hidalgo rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.86% of adults 25 and older in Hidalgo have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Hidalgo in 2010 was $11,497, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $45,988 for a family of four. Hidalgo also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.18% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Hidalgo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hidalgo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Hidalgo, accounting for 99.28% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hidalgo residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Hidalgo include Italian, English, German, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hidalgo's cultural character, accounting for 40.53% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hidalgo is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French.