January 04, 2017
Experts: Hidalgo County population will approach 1 million by 2020
The Texas Demographic Center projects Hidalgo County will have about 948,000 residents by 2020 — falling slightly short of the million mark.
Whether or not Hidalgo County will have 1 million residents by 2020 depends on the most difficult part of projecting population changes: migration.
If the net migration Hidalgo County experienced from 2000 to 2010 remains unchanged through 2020, the county will reach 1 million. If net migration slows, though, Hidalgo County will fall short.