Hidalgo, TX
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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. Much of the housing stock in Hidalgo was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Hidalgo economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Hidalgo, where the median household income is $41,386.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hidalgo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hidalgo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hidalgo who work in sales jobs (16.04%), office and administrative support (15.55%), and teaching (7.50%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Hidalgo rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.75% 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 $11,448, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $45,792 for a family of four. Hidalgo also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.29% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 98.79% 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, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hidalgo include Canadian, English, Italian, and German.

In addition, Hidalgo has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (40.73%).

The most common language spoken in Hidalgo is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French.

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