Hidalgo County is a county in Texas. It covers 1,583 square miles (1,012,979 acres), which represents less than one percent of the state total. Of Texas's 254 counties, Hidalgo County ranks seventh in terms of the size of its population (842,304, according to 2015 Census estimates). Recent Lands of America data places the average value of ranches, land, farms and other recreational acreage for sale in Hidalgo County at $8,551 per acre. On average, the price of land for sale was $1,000,249 (the most expensive listing being for $10.5 million) and the median land-parcel size was 20 acres. Land for sale in Hidalgo County totaled 10,528 acres and $90.0 million in overall land value, with the city of Edinburg featuring the most land for sale in the county. Farmland was the most common type of land for sale in Hidalgo County.