Hidalgo County has approximately 5,932 inhabitants and a median income of $24,819. 41% of families within the county are below the median income, and 27% are living below poverty. 56% of the population is Hispanic.
Hidalgo County has 45% of its population receive assistance. 31% of the population is under the age of 18 and 13% of the population is 65 years of age and older.
The most populous places within Hidalgo County are Lordsburg, Cotton City, Animas and Virden.