Hidalgo County, Texas

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Hidalgo County, Texas

Hidaldo County features rich alluvial soils along the Rio Grande and sandy loam soils in the north. Contains semitropical vegetation, Anzalduas Channel Dam, Delta Land, and Valley Acres Reservoir. Local economy consists of food processing and shipping, agribusiness, tourism, mineral operations, and large metro area.

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Average Price $1.7M
Lowest Price $1.3M
Highest Price $2M
Total Listings 2
Avg. Price/SQFT $0

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Where is Hidalgo County, Texas?

  • Hidalgo County, in South Texas, is bordered by Cameron County on the east, Brooks County on the north, Starr County on the west, and Mexico on the south. The county seat, Edinburg, is at the junction of U.S. highways 107 and 281. The center point of the county is at 26°23' north latitude and 98°10' west longitude. Other communities of note in Hidalgo County are McAllen, Weslaco, Mission, Peñitas, and San Juan. Hidalgo County comprises 1,596 square miles of the Rio Grande delta. Its elevations range from forty to 200 feet.
  • The largest city is McAllen. The county is named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest who raised the call for Mexico's independence from Spain. It is in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and is one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Hidalgo County was 774,769, making it the eighth-most populous county in Texas. Hidalgo County is designated by the U.S. Census Bureau as the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan statistical area, which itself is part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission-Rio Grande City, Texas combined statistical area with neighboring Starr County.

Adjacent Counties

  • Brooks County (north)
  • Kenedy County (northeast)
  • Willacy County (east)
  • Cameron County (east)
  • Starr County (west)
  • Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Municipality, Tamaulipas, Mexico (south)
  • Reynosa Municipality, Tamaulipas, Mexico (south)
  • Río Bravo Municipality, Tamaulipas, Mexico (south)
  • Matamoros Municipality, Tamaulipas, Mexico (southeast)

Sites and Attractions in Hidalgo County 

  • Recreational facilities in the county include the Hidalgo County Historical Corridor which spans the southern portion of the county and various parks and wildlife refuges, including Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and the Las Palomas Wildlife Management area. Special events include the Citrus Fiesta, the Weslaco Sugarfest, and the Rio Grande Valley Stock Show.

  • Fishing and hunting are also available throughout the year. The county has several museums and historic homes. La Lomita Mission is located in Mission, and the Virgen de San Juan del Valle Shrine is in San Juan.

  • Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park is located at 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive south of the city of Mission in Hidalgo County in the U.S. state of Texas. It serves as the headquarters for the World Birding Center.

Farming and Ranching in Hidalgo County

  • Native plants, reduced in recent years by extensive farming, include chapote, guayacan, ebony, huisache, Brazilwood, and yucca. Natural resources include caliche, sand, gravel, oil, and gas. The climate is subtropical and subhumid. Temperatures range from an average low of 47° F in January to an average high to 96° in July; the average annual temperature is 73°. Rainfall averages twenty-three inches a year, and the growing season lasts for 320 days of the year.
  • In 2002 the county had 2,104 farms and ranches covering 593,158 acres, 68 percent of which were devoted to crops and 28 percent to pasture. That year farmers and ranchers in the area earned $202,073,000; crop sales accounted for $182,431,000 of the total. Sugar cane, vegetables, grain, citrus, cotton, and cattle were the chief agricultural products. More than 2,777,000 barrels of oil, and 234,486,500 thousand cubic feet of gas well gas, were produced in the county in 2004; by the end of that year 110,100,000 barrels of petroleum had been taken from county lands since 1934. 
 

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