Hidalgo County is located in the southwest corner of New Mexico. The County Seat is Lordsburg and the largest city is Lordsburg. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.hidalgocounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 4,560 and the 2010 census population was 4,894. The land area is 3,436.86 square miles and there are 1.4 persons per square mile.
95.7% of the population is White, 1.2% is Black or African American, 56.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 1.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 78% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $76,800, there are 1,837 households, an average of 2.57 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,392, the median household income is $34,080, and 24.3% of the persons in Hidalgo County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 310. Retail sales (in $1000) were $113,382, and sales per capita were $22,609.
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