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Heidelberg, Texas
Location of Heidelberg, Texas
Location of Heidelberg, Texas
Hidalgo County Heidelberg.svg
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
County Hidalgo
 • Total 2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Land 2.8 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
59 ft (18 m)
 • Total 1,725
 • Density 616/sq mi (233.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-33092
GNIS feature ID 1337561

Heidelberg is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population was 1,725 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Heidelberg is located at 26°11′15″N 97°52′59″W / 26.18750°N 97.88306°W / 26.18750; -97.88306 (26.187387, -97.883154).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,586 people, 371 households, and 339 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 558.2 people per square mile (215.6/km2). There were 423 housing units at an average density of 148.9/sq mi (57.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.59% White, 0.13% African American, 0.38% Native American, 17.02% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 95.02% of the population.

There were 371 households, out of which 55.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.4% were non-families. 7.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.27 and the average family size was 4.51.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 39.4% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $15,926, and the median income for a family was $16,759. Males had a median income of $12,663 versus $13,036 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $4,922. About 40.3% of families and 42.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.8% of those under age 18 and 39.1% of those age 65 or over.


Heidelberg is served by the Mercedes Independent School District.

In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.

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