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Hidalgo is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 11,198 at the 2010 census.HistoryModern-day Hidalgo was first settled by Spanish colonists led by José de Escandón in about 1749. The colony was known by multiple names: La Habitación, Rancho San Luís, and San Luisito. In 1852, John Young settled in the area and renamed the town Edinburgh after his place of birth, Edinburgh, Scotland; Edinburgh became the county seat of Hidalgo County. The town was incorporated in 1876, and its name was changed to Hidalgo in 1885.GeographyHidalgo is located at . It is located across the Rio Grande from the Mexican city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4sqmi, of which 4.3sqmi is land and 0.1sqmi is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 7,322 people, 1,747 households, and 1,593 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,682.2 people per square mile (649.9/km²). There were 1,880 housing units at an average density of 431.9 per square mile (166.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.12% White, 0.12% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 15.45% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 97.75% of the population.Add Hidalgo and other destinations in United States to your travel itinerary using our United States trip itinerary planner.
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