Some of the cities, towns, and places in Hidalgo County are Abram, Alamo, Alton, Alton North, César Chávez, Citrus City, Cuevitas, Doffing, Donna, Doolittle, Edcouch, Edinburg, Elsa, Faysville, Granjeno, Hargill, Havana, Heidelberg, Hidalgo, Indian Hills, La Blanca, La Homa, La Joya, La Villa, Laguna Seca, Linn, Llano Grande, Lopezville, Los Ebanos, McAllen, McCook, Mercedes, Midway North, Midway South, Mila Doce, Mission, Monte Alto, Muniz, Murillo, North Alamo, Olivarez, Palmhurst, Palmview, Palmview South, Penitas, Perezville, Pharr, Progreso, Progreso Lakes, Relampago, San Carlos, San Juan, Scissors, South Alamo, Sullivan City, Villa Verde, Weslaco, West Sharyland
(; Spanish pronunciation: ) is located in the U.S. state of Texas. The county seat is Edinburg and the largest city is McAllen. The county is named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest who raised the call for Mexico's independence from Spain. It is located in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and is one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Hidalgo County was 774,769, making it the eighth-most populous county in Texas.
Hidalgo County is designated by the U.S. Census Bureau as the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan statistical area, which itself is part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission-Rio Grande City, Texas combined statistical area with neighboring Starr County.