Welcome to Hidalgo County,
New Mexico

Located in the deep southwest along the borders of Arizona and Mexico, Hidalgo County began as farming, ranching, and mining communities long before statehood in 1912. With a population of 4,894 and an area of 3,445.63 square miles., it averages 1.4 persons per square mile.

Hidalgo County was formed from Grant County in 1919, with the county seat in Lordsburg. It was named in honor of Miguel Dolores Hidalgo, who led the revolution in Mexico in 1810, which eventually led to its independence from Spain. The county “towns” are Virden, Lordsburg, Cotton City, Animas, and Rodeo.

Panoramic mountain horizons and spectacular views of the sky are only part of the county’s appeal. It boasts two ghost towns, a geothermal electricity generating plant, birdwatching, ranch tours, and hiking.

Latitude 32.35   Longitude 108.709

Enchantment Begins Here!

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               Employment Opportunities


The Hidalgo County Manager’s Office is currently accepting applications for a temporary, full-time Rural Addressor/Emergency Manager position. This position has the potential to receive benefits within nine (9) months. Applicants must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent.  Applications and complete job description may be picked up at The Hidalgo County Manager’s Office – 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM or visit www.hidalgocounty.org.  Deadline for applications is Friday, October 5, 2018. Hidalgo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

News & Announcements



The Hidalgo County Board of Commissioners by and through the County Manager’s Office, is accepting sealed proposals for a comprehensive health care delivery system at the Hidalgo County Detention Center in Lordsburg, New Mexico.  Complete specifications can be obtained by e-mailing, Miriam.jacquez@hidalgocounty.org or karla.goitia@hidalgocounty.org  or calling the County Manager’s Office at 575-542-9428.   Sealed Proposals are due in the County Manager’s Office by Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM. Proposal envelope must be clearly marked “Sealed proposal for Inmate Medical Services. “  The Hidalgo County Commission reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive all formalities.



/s/ Anthony Mora

 Chair, Hidalgo County Commission


/s/ Melissa De La Garza

Hidalgo County Clerk

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Animal Control Officer

Capture and removal of stray or dangerous animals will be handled by contacting the Hidalgo County Dispatch office at 575-542-8827.  Please provide a good description and location of the animal.   

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