Hidalgo County, NM

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2022 Population
4,160
1.28% 1-year decline
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ben Ray Luján
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.1
2.09% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
23.2%
4.88% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$53,651
16.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$102,500
8.58% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hidalgo County, NM had a population of 4.16k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $53,651. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hidalgo County, NM declined from 4,214 to 4,160, a −1.28% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,097 to $53,651, a 16.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hidalgo County, NM are White (Non-Hispanic) (36.9%), White (Hispanic) (32.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (18.3%), Other (Hispanic) (8.2%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.79%).

None of the households in Hidalgo County, NM reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Hidalgo County, NM are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Hidalgo County, NM was $102,500, and the homeownership rate was 70.6%.

Most people in Hidalgo County, NM drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Hidalgo County, NM was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Hidalgo County, NM is home to a population of 4.16k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.48% of Hidalgo County, NM residents were born outside of the country (311 people).

In 2022, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.53k people) in Hidalgo County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.35k White (Hispanic) and 761 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Hidalgo County, NM residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hidalgo County, NM was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hidalgo County, NM
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.53k ± 31
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.35k ± 218
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    761 ± 217
59.4%
Hispanic Population
2.47k people

In 2022, there were 1.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.53k people) in Hidalgo County, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.35k White (Hispanic) and 761 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

59.4% of the people in Hidalgo County, NM are hispanic (2.47k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hidalgo County, NM as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
311 people
7.29%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
307 people

As of 2022, 7.48% of Hidalgo County, NM residents (311 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hidalgo County, NM was 7.29%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    154 ± 49
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    23 ± 22
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    15 ± 19

Hidalgo County, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hidalgo County, NM employs 1.59k people. The largest industries in Hidalgo County, NM are Educational Services (343 people), Retail Trade (192 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (171 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,875), and Transportation & Warehousing ($70,521).

Occupations

1.59k
2022 Value
± 221
2.18%
1 Year growth
± 19.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hidalgo County, NM grew at a rate of 2.18%, from 1.56k employees to 1.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hidalgo County, NM, are Management Occupations (218 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (204 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (180 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hidalgo County, NM.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.59k
2022 Value
± 221
2.18%
1 Year growth
± 19.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hidalgo County, NM grew at a rate of 2.18%, from 1.56k employees to 1.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hidalgo County, NM, are Educational Services (343 people), Retail Trade (192 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (171 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hidalgo County, NM, though some of these residents may live in Hidalgo County, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,980
Median earning men ± $10,297
$25,174
Median earning women ± $7,708

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($103,836), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,596), and Construction ($55,694).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,875), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($35,179).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.72%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 860k people employed in New Mexico. This represents a 2.72% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Mexico.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 32
    Retail Trade
  2. 30
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 21
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hidalgo County, NM went to Donald J. Trump with 56.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.7%), followed by Other (0.912%).

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing the state of New Mexico. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Mexico

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Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Ray Luján
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján are the senators currently representing New Mexico.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.05% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.86% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (454k), Some college (398k), and Secondary Education (257k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hidalgo County, NM was $102,500 in 2022, which is 0.364 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $94,400 to $102,500, a 8.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Hidalgo County, NM is 70.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hidalgo County, NM have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hidalgo County, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$102,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,463
$1,100
Median Property Taxes
±$144

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hidalgo County, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Hidalgo County, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.6% of the housing units in Hidalgo County, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9700
  2. Census Tract 9702

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hidalgo County, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$53,651
Median Household Income
± $7,389
1.56k
Number of Households
± 188

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.56k households in Hidalgo County, NM grew to $53,651 from the previous year's value of $46,097.

The following chart displays the households in Hidalgo County, NM distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hidalgo County, NM is from New Mexico.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in New Mexico
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in New Mexico

In 2022, the income inequality in New Mexico was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.44% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Mexico was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in New Mexico in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.46%)

In 2022, 79% of workers in Hidalgo County, NM drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (5.46%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hidalgo County, NM have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.62% of the workforce in Hidalgo County, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hidalgo County, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hidalgo County, NM have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hidalgo County, NM (939 out of 4.05k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hidalgo County, NM is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.6% of the population of Hidalgo County, NM has health coverage, with 30.4% on employee plans, 29.5% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 0.939% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hidalgo County, NM see 2099 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.991% decrease from the previous year (2120 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 684 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 513 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,099 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hidalgo County, NM

Primary care physicians in Hidalgo County, NM see an average of 2,099 patients per year. This represents a 0.991% decrease from the previous year (2,120 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hidalgo County, NM in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.43%
Uninsured
30.4%
Employer Coverage
29.5%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
0.939%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hidalgo County, NM grew by 12.3% from 7.51% to 8.43%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.8% in Hidalgo County, NM.

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