Hidalgo County in Rio Grande Valley

Hidalgo County in Rio Grande Valley

Nestled deep in the heart of South Texas and known to be one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, Hidalgo County is the eighth most populous county in the State of Texas and home to close to 800,000 people.

The county is located along the border with Mexico (north of the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico) and its 1,588 square miles are rich in parks and nature centers perfect for birding, biking, and other outdoor activities. Attractions can be found year long thanks to our tropical like climate.

Our friendly communities and mild climate, coupled with a unique location that bridges two countries makes Hidalgo County one of the most attractive areas in the United States. Our culture and history are deeply rooted in our communities, and we are proud of our rich heritage and traditions.

In Hidalgo County, you will find a region abundant in cultural attractions, business opportunities, and desire for growth. Some of the many attractions of our region include art expositions, outdoor activities, and great shopping areas.

We invite you to visit us and encourage you to start planning your trip soon.

Hidalgo County is the place to be, and we can’t wait to see you!

The County of Hidalgo, Texas
Visit us online at www.co.hidalgo.tx.us!

Hidalgo County was formed in 1852 and named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest who raised the call for Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. Abutting the Mexican border along the Gulf of Mexico, Hidalgo County is one of the fastest growing counties in the Untied States and the eighth most populous in the Sate of Texas.

Hidalgo County strives to provide sustainable economic development throughout the county, provide citizens with accessible local government, provide the infrastructure necessary to ensure the most enjoyable quality of life for our residents, and provide the best in public service to protect, preserve & care for the County’s environment and promote its natural and man made beauty.