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Hidalgo is located at 26°6'16" North, 98°14'47" West (26.104473, -98.246443).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,322 people, 1,747 households, and 1,593 families residing in the city. The population density is 649.9/km² (1,682.2/mi²). There are 1,880 housing units at an average density of 166.9/km² (431.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 82.12% White, 0.12% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 15.45% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. 97.75% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,747 households out of which 61.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.1% are married couples living together, 21.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 8.8% are non-families. 8.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 4.19 and the average family size is 4.43.
In the city the population is spread out with 39.0% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 25 years. For every 100 females there are 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $19,469, and the median income for a family is $20,357. Males have a median income of $16,238 versus $13,577 for females. The per capita income for the city is $5,849. 44.3% of the population and 41.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 51.2% of those under the age of 18 and 45.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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