Enchantment Begins Here



Hidalgo County is located in the deep southwest along the borders of Arizona and Mexico, and began as farming, ranching, and mining communities long before statehood in 1912. The county has a total of 3,446 square miles with many land use categories including agriculture, ranching, residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, parks, and recreation. Elizabeth Garrett wrote the state song “O Fair New Mexico” in Lordsburg. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh stopped in Hidalgo County in the “Spirit of Saint Louis” in 1927.

Population:  4,132
Number of Households:  1,742
Median Household Income:  $44,722
Average Age:  51.5
Zip Codes:  88009, 88020, 88045, 88055, 88056