Community Profile

Hidalgo is located in South Texas on the U.S./Mexico border.

It is South of McAllen, Texas and just across the border from Reynosa, Mexico, a city of over 1,000,000 in population and approximately one hour from the Gulf of Mexico.

Border crossings are frequent and daily with over 2.8 million vehicles and1.5 million pedestrians, both in and from Mexico.

Hidalgo is home to one of the busiest ports-of-entry along the U.S.-Mexico border and is situated close to existing trade and manufacturing-related infrastructure.

The Hidalgo-Reynosa, Mexico international Bridge is the 4th largest port of entry on the Southern U.S. border. Hidalgo’s population is at 13,273. The population in the Rio Grande Valley increases each winter as the valley becomes home to 150,000 “Winter Texans” or retirees who spend their winters in the south.

The Valley’s mild semi-tropical year–round climate makes for outdoor living 365 days a year. Average rainfall is 23.2” and average temperature is 74 degrees. Seasonal temperature in January is 63 degrees and July 84 degrees.

State Farm Arena, a 6,800 entertainment venue is located in Hidalgo and is home to the Killer Bees Hockey Team and to the Vipers, an NBA Development League Team. Since State Farm Arena opened in 2003, the venue has sold out concerts/sport events including George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Aerosmith, Cher, Alan Jackson, WWE, Elton John, Shakira, Selena Gomez, Houston Rockets and many more.

The Rio Grande Valley of Texas is a thriving market and embraces entertainment opportunities of a wide variety and with over 2 million people residing within a few miles of the State Farm Arena the opportunity for success is very real. State Farm Arena is #1 in the State of Texas and in the top twelve in its size in the United States according to Venues Today End Review.

The area is enriched by the contributions of many cultures and offers a wide range of tourist attractions, museums, shopping, and entertainment.

Hidalgo Economic Development Corporation is available to work with companies, retail establishments and hotel/motels interested in relocating or expanding and choosing to make Hidalgo their new home. Prime locations are available for retail and hotel/motel sites. Contact the HEDC Office by calling 956-843-7400.

 

Month Pedestrians % Var Cars % Var Trucks % Var Buses % Var Maquila Employees % Var
FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2013 FY 2014
October 123,674 123,889 0% 248,291 239,128 -4% 965 1,055 9% 1,381 1,519 10% 2 9 350%
November 132,246 125,869 -5% 244,913 241,460 -1% 856 578 -32% 1,297 1,520 17% 0 9
December 151,350 138,031 -9% 275,220 272,930 -1% 788 637 -19% 1,383 1,663 20% 2 5 150%
January 113,886 117,100 3% 236,563 235,570 0% 672 625 -7% 1,329 1,571 18% 2 4 100%
February 118,133 111,416 -6% 224,278 219,536 -2% 644 671 4% 1,253 1,417 13% 3 1 -67%
March 133,914 127,465 -5% 235,799 248,018 5% 725 704 -3% 1,285 1,752 36% 3 5 67%
April 121,624 125,831 3% 236,331 232,578 -2% 765 671 -12% 1,174 1,662 42% 1 4 300%
May 129,142 130,158 1% 250,629 231,260 -8% 781 805 3% 1,389 1,728 24% 2 3 50%
June 121,204 122,729 1% 240,968 228,433 -5% 761 757 -1% 1,302 1,772 36% 11 3 -73%
July 122,646 126,712 3% 250,047 237,365 -5% 742 821 11% 1,546 1,804 17% 8 3 -63%
August 122,581 125,603 2% 247,276 237,441 -4% 776 850 10% 1,463 1,880 29% 8 10 25%
September 111,999 116,505 4% 224,870 222,154 -1% 487 677 39% 1,383 1,767 28% 1 8 700%
TOTALS 1,502,399 1,491,308 -1% 2,915,285 2,845,873 -2% 8,962 8,851 -1% 16,185 20,055 24% 43 64 49%