Texas Hidalgo County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Hidalgo County, TX. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Texas Hidalgo County.

1. Library System ALAMO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 416 N Tower Rd, Alamo, TX 78516
Phone Number: (956) 787-6160 Hidalgo 14,806 41,830

2. Central Library ALAMO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 416 N Tower Rd, Alamo, TX 78516
Phone Number: (956) 787-6160 Hidalgo N/A N/A

3. Central Library DONNA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 301 S Main St, Donna, TX 78537
Phone Number: (956) 464-2221 Hidalgo N/A N/A

4. Library System DONNA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 301 S Main St, Donna, TX 78537
Phone Number: (956) 464-2221 Hidalgo 10,551 52,956

5. Library System EDINBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 401 E Cano St, Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone Number: (956) 383-6246 Hidalgo 384,477 211,746

6. Central Library EDINBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 401 E Cano St, Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone Number: (956) 383-6246 Hidalgo N/A N/A

7. Central Library ELSA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 711 N Hidalgo St, Elsa, TX 78543
Phone Number: (956) 262-3061 Hidalgo N/A N/A

8. Library System ELSA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 711 N Hidalgo St, Elsa, TX 78543
Phone Number: (956) 262-3061 Hidalgo 25,900 25,500

9. Library System HIDALGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 710 E Texano Dr, Hidalgo, TX 78557
Phone Number: (956) 843-2093 Hidalgo 1,550 13,071

10. Central Library HIDALGO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 710 E Texano Dr, Hidalgo, TX 78557
Phone Number: (956) 843-2093 Hidalgo N/A N/A

11. Central Library LA JOYA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 925 S Leo Ave, La Joya, TX 78560
Phone Number: (956) 581-4533 Hidalgo N/A N/A

12. Library System LA JOYA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 925 S Leo Ave, La Joya, TX 78560
Phone Number: (956) 581-4533 Hidalgo 7,836 34,609

13. Branch Library LARK BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2601 Lark Ave, Mcallen, TX 78504
Phone Number: (956) 688-3320 Hidalgo N/A N/A

14. Central Library MCALLEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 601 N Main St, Mcallen, TX 78501
Phone Number: (956) 688-3300 Hidalgo N/A N/A

15. Library System MCALLEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 601 N Main St, Mcallen, TX 78501
Phone Number: (956) 688-3300 Hidalgo 509,352 677,888

16. Library System MERCEDES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 434 S Ohio St, Mercedes, TX 78570
Phone Number: (956) 565-2371 Hidalgo 25,679 41,973

17. Central Library MERCEDES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 434 S Ohio St, Mercedes, TX 78570
Phone Number: (956) 565-2371 Hidalgo N/A N/A

18. Branch Library PALM VIEW BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3401 Jordan, Mcallen, TX 78503
Phone Number: (956) 688-3322 Hidalgo N/A N/A

19. Central Library PHARR MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 121 E Cherokee, Pharr, TX 78577
Phone Number: (956) 787-3966 Hidalgo N/A N/A

20. Library System PHARR MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 121 E Cherokee, Pharr, TX 78577
Phone Number: (956) 787-3966 Hidalgo 70,257 187,089

21. Library System SAN JUAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1010 S Standard Ave, San Juan, TX 78589
Phone Number: (956) 702-0926 Hidalgo 11,551 20,922

22. Central Library SAN JUAN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1010 S Standard Ave, San Juan, TX 78589
Phone Number: (956) 702-0926 Hidalgo N/A N/A

23. Library System SPEER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 801 E 12th St, Mission, TX 78572
Phone Number: (956) 580-8750 Hidalgo 100,840 217,042

24. Central Library SPEER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 801 E 12th St, Mission, TX 78572
Phone Number: (956) 580-8750 Hidalgo N/A N/A

25. Central Library WESLACO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 525 S Kansas Ave, Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone Number: (956) 968-4533 Hidalgo N/A N/A

26. Library System WESLACO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 525 S Kansas Ave, Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone Number: (956) 968-4533 Hidalgo 56,251 285,091

Overview of Hidalgo County, Texas

Hidalgo County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 569,463. Its county seat is Edinburg. Hidalgo County is named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the priest who raised the call for Mexico’s independence from Spain.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,099 km² (1,583 mi²). 4,066 km² (1,570 mi²) of it is land and 33 km² (13 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.82% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Brooks County (north)
  • Kenedy County (northeast)
  • Willacy Countyand Cameron County (east)
  • Mexico (south)
  • Starr County (west)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 569,463 people, 156,824 households, and 132,829 families residing in the county. The population density is 140/km² (363/mi²). There are 192,658 housing units at an average density of 47/km² (123/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 77.71% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 18.64% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. 88.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 156,824 households out of which 49.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.00% are married couples living together, 15.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 15.30% are non-families. 13.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.60 and the average family size is 3.96.

In the county, the population is spread out with 35.30% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 16.00% from 45 to 64, and 9.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 27 years. For every 100 females there are 94.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $24,863, and the median income for a family is $26,009. Males have a median income of $21,299 versus $18,297 for females. The per capita income for the county is $9,899. 35.90% of the population and 31.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 45.50% of those under the age of 18 and 23.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

2004 Election

Hidalgo County was one of the few counties in Texas to choose Senator John Kerry . He received 63,035 of the votes there while George W. Bush only got 51,438 votes.

Cities and towns

  • Abram-Perezville
  • Alamo
  • Alton
  • Alton North
  • Cesar Chavez
  • Citrus City
  • Cuevitas
  • Doffing
  • Donna
  • Doolittle
  • Edcouch
  • Edinburg
  • Elsa
  • Faysville
  • Granjeno
  • Havana
  • Heidelberg
  • Hidalgo
  • Indian Hills
  • La Blanca
  • La Homa
  • La Joya
  • La Villa
  • Laguna Seca
  • Llano Grande
  • Lopezville
  • Los Ebanos
  • McAllen
  • Mercedes
  • Midway North
  • Midway South
  • Mila Doce
  • Mission
  • Monte Alto
  • Muniz
  • North Alamo
  • Nurillo
  • Olivarez
  • Palmhurst
  • Palmview
  • Palmview South
  • Penitas
  • Pharr
  • Progreso
  • Progreso Lakes
  • Relampago
  • San Carlos
  • San Juan
  • San Manuel-Linn
  • Scissors
  • South Alamo
  • Sullivan City
  • Villa Verde
  • Weslaco
  • West Sharyland