Hidalgo county is located in southwest New Mexico. Hidalgo county has 3,436.86 square miles of land area and 9.13 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Hidalgo county population is 4,894, which has shrunk 17.50% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 13.20% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. Hidalgo county median household income is $36,733 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 48.00% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 23.31% and is much higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. Hidalgo county median house value is $90,800 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 68.46% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 49.12% and is higher than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Hidalgo county is close to the state average in quality. The Hidalgo county area code is 575.
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