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 E.M.S. Department is currently accepting applications for (2) Full time EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate. 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.  Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. Hidalgo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


The Hidalgo County Manager’s Office is currently accepting applications for a part-time Surveillance Officer.  Applicants must have a High School Diploma or Equivalent and two (2) years of related experience.  Applications and complete job description may be picked up at the Hidalgo County Manager’s Office – 305 Pyramid Street, Lordsburg, NM or visitwww.hidalgocounty.org.  This position will remain open until filled.  Hidalgo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  



The Hidalgo County Central Dispatch Center is accepting applications for a Temporary Dispatcher Position.  Applications may be picked up and returned to the Hidalgo County Managers Office at 305 Pyramid Street Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm.  Applications may also be obtained and completed online at www.hidalgocounty.org .  Applicants must be able to operate multiple phone lines, multiple radio frequencies, proficient with computers, have proficient typing skills and the ability to multi task is a priority.  Applicant must be able to work shift work.  The applications will be accepted until March 29th, 2018 at 5pm.  Hidalgo County is an equal opportunity employer.   



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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.   

Collection Station Hours of Operations

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