Hidalgo County, TX Population by Age

The median age in Hidalgo County, TX is 29.6, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 27.00% were under the age of 15, 23.55% aged 15 to 29, 38.47% aged 30 to 64, 9.83% aged 65 to 84, and 1.16% were 85 years of age and older.
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Updated Sep 17, 2023

Hidalgo County, TX population age distribution

A complete breakdown of Hidalgo County's age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups is listed in the table below.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 5 years 74,233 8.58%
5 to 9 years 76,252 8.81%
10 to 14 years 83,217 9.61%
15 to 19 years 76,627 8.85%
20 to 24 years 65,759 7.6%
25 to 29 years 61,454 7.1%
30 to 34 years 54,442 6.29%
35 to 39 years 53,673 6.2%
40 to 44 years 55,403 6.4%
45 to 49 years 51,674 5.97%
50 to 54 years 44,735 5.17%
55 to 59 years 37,375 4.32%
60 to 64 years 35,734 4.13%
65 to 69 years 29,405 3.4%
70 to 74 years 24,800 2.86%
75 to 79 years 18,280 2.11%
80 to 84 years 12,608 1.46%
85 years and over 10,006 1.16%
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Hidalgo County, TX population by age group

Key stats
376,088
Population under 25 years
224,972
Population aged 25-44
169,518
Population aged 45-64
95,099
Population aged 65+

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2021

The graph shows Hidalgo County's population by age group, with age group on x-axis and the respective age group's percent of the total population on y-axis
Hidalgo County, TX population by age group. The largest age group was 10-14 years with a poulation of 83,217 (9.61% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

The largest age group in Hidalgo County, TX was for the group of age 10-14 years with a population of 83,217 (9.61%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey.

At the same time, the smallest age group in Hidalgo County, TX was the 85+ years with a population of 10,006 (1.16%).

Hidalgo County, TX population by age cohort

To better understand the age distribution of Hidalgo County, TX's population, we divided it into the following 3 cohorts:

  • Children : Under the age of 18 years
  • Adults (working population): Between the age of 18 and 64 years
  • Seniors: 65 years and above
The pie chart shows Hidalgo County's population divided into segments, with each segment representing an age cohort. The area of each segment is in the same proportion of a circle as the population of the cohort is of the total population.
Hidalgo County, TX population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). The largest age group was 18 - 64 years with a poulation of 489,212 (56.51% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the population for each of the three cohorts.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 18 years 281,366 32.5%
18 to 64 years 489,212 56.51%
85 years and over 95,099 10.99%
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Key stats for each age cohort as per our analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey:

  • Hidalgo County's population under 18 was 32.50%, compared to the 22.51% nationwide.
  • Hidalgo County's working population (between 18 and 64) was 56.51%, compared to 61.45% nationwide.
  • Hidalgo County's elderly or the senior population (over 65 age) was 10.99% as compared to 16.04% nationwide.

Hidalgo County, TX population pyramid

Population pyramid for Hidalgo County, TX is charted below using the estimates from U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. A wide base suggests population increase, narrow base indicates declining birth rates.

Key stats from our analysis of the Hidalgo County's population pyramid:

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Hidalgo County, TX, is 43.5.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Hidalgo County, TX, is 17.7.
  • Total dependency ratio for Hidalgo County, TX is 61.2.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Hidalgo County, TX is 5.6.
The graph shows Hidalgo County's population across different age group and gender, with population on x-axis and population y-axis. The male population is plotted on the left in blue color whereas the female population is plotted on the right in pink color.
Hidalgo County, TX population pyramid i.e. Hidalgo County population distrubution across age and gender. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the Hidalgo County, TX's male and female population across different age groups:

Age Group Population(Male) Population(Female) Total Population
Under 5 years 37,819 36,414 74,233
5 to 9 years 38,650 37,602 76,252
10 to 14 years 42,812 40,405 83,217
15 to 19 years 38,738 37,889 76,627
20 to 24 years 32,990 32,769 65,759
25 to 29 years 31,009 30,445 61,454
30 to 34 years 27,358 27,084 54,442
35 to 39 years 26,639 27,034 53,673
40 to 44 years 27,185 28,218 55,403
45 to 49 years 24,881 26,793 51,674
50 to 54 years 21,379 23,356 44,735
55 to 59 years 17,775 19,600 37,375
60 to 64 years 16,644 19,090 35,734
65 to 69 years 14,087 15,318 29,405
70 to 74 years 10,744 14,056 24,800
75 to 79 years 8,036 10,244 18,280
80 to 84 years 5,487 7,121 12,608
85 years and over 3,969 6,037 10,006
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Things to know

What is the population of Hidalgo County, TX under 18?

Hidalgo County's population under the age of 18 is 281,366, as per the latest U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimates. This population is 32.50% of the total resident population of Hidalgo County, TX.

What is the aging population in Hidalgo County, TX?

Hidalgo County's population aged 65 years and above was 95,099. As per the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, this population is 10.99% of the entire population.

References

Datasets

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2023
Hidalgo County, TX Age Group Population Dataset: A complete breakdown of Hidalgo County age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Hidalgo County population distribution across 18 age groups. It lists the population in each age group along with the percentage population relative of the total population for Hidalgo County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of Hidalgo County by age. For example, using this dataset, we can identify the largest age group in Hidalgo County.

Key observations

The largest age group in Hidalgo County, TX was for the group of age 10-14 years with a population of 83,217 (9.61%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey. At the same time, the smallest age group in Hidalgo County, TX was the 85+ years with a population of 10,006 (1.16%). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Hidalgo County population by age group

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group in consideration
  • Population: The population for the specific age group in the Hidalgo County is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the population of each age group as a proportion of Hidalgo County total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

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Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Hidalgo County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Hidalgo County, TX Age Cohorts Dataset: Children, Working Adults, and Seniors in Hidalgo County - Population and Percentage Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Hidalgo County population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). It lists the population in each age cohort group along with its percentage relative to the total population of Hidalgo County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution across children, working population and senior population for dependency ratio, housing requirements, ageing, migration patterns etc.

Key observations

The largest age group was $b3_v1 with a poulation of $b3_v2 ($b3_v3 of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Hidalgo County population by age cohort

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age cohorts:

  • Under 18 years
  • 18 to 64 years
  • 65 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age cohort for the Hidalgo County population analysis. Total expected values are 3 groups ( Children, Working Population and Senior Population).
  • Population: The population for the age cohort in Hidalgo County is shown in the following column.
  • Percent of Total Population: The population as a percent of total population of the Hidalgo County is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Hidalgo County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Hidalgo County, TX Population Pyramid Dataset: Age Groups, Male and Female Population, and Total Population for Demographics Analysis
Last updated September 16, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the data for the Hidalgo County, TX population pyramid, which represents the Hidalgo County population distribution across age and gender, using estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. It lists the male and female population for each age group, along with the total population for those age groups. Higher numbers at the bottom of the table suggest population growth, whereas higher numbers at the top indicate declining birth rates. Furthermore, the dataset can be utilized to understand the youth dependency ratio, old-age dependency ratio, total dependency ratio, and potential support ratio.

Key observations

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Hidalgo County, TX, is 43.5.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Hidalgo County, TX, is 17.7.
  • Total dependency ratio for Hidalgo County, TX is 61.2.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Hidalgo County, TX is 5.6.

Hidalgo County population pyramid

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group for the Hidalgo County population analysis. Total expected values are 18 and are define above in the age groups section.
  • Population (Male): The male population in the Hidalgo County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Population (Female): The female population in the Hidalgo County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Total Population: The total population of the Hidalgo County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Hidalgo County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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