Indian Hills, Texas

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Indian Hills, Texas
Hidalgo County IndianHills.svg
Coordinates: 26°12′50″N 97°55′7″W / 26.21389°N 97.91861°W / 26.21389; -97.91861Coordinates: 26°12′50″N 97°55′7″W / 26.21389°N 97.91861°W / 26.21389; -97.91861
Country United States of America
State Texas
County Hidalgo
 • Total2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Land2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
66 ft (20 m)
 • Total2,591
 • Density1,000/sq mi (400/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-35915[2]
GNIS feature ID1852715[3]

Indian Hills is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. At the 2010 United States Census, the population was 2,591.[1] It is part of the McAllenEdinburgMission Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Indian Hills is located at 26°12′50″N 97°55′7″W / 26.21389°N 97.91861°W / 26.21389; -97.91861 (26.213900, -97.918494).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), of which 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (4.00%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,036 people, 424 households, and 399 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 850.7 people per square mile (328.9/km²). There were 567 housing units at an average density of 236.9/sq mi (91.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 57.47% White, 1.28% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 40.47% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 97.35% of the population.

There were 424 households out of which 73.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.4% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.7% were non-families. 5.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.80 and the average family size was 4.97.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 47.6% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 10.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 19 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $14,877, and the median income for a family was $14,921. Males had a median income of $12,147 versus $9,485 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $3,583. About 58.6% of families and 62.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 68.9% of those under age 18 and 59.8% of those age 65 or over.


Indian Hills is served by the Mercedes Independent School District.

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


  1. ^ a b c "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.