According to the 2000 Census, Hidalgo County, New Mexico has a population of 5,932 people. Of those, 4,970 (80%) are White, 24 (480%) are Black, and 3,324 (60%) are Latino. However, 30 (or 1% of the 5,932 people) are not residents by choice but are people in prison.
A more accurate description would not include the prisoners. This would give Hidalgo County a population of 5,902 with a demographic that is 84% White, 0% Black, and 56% Latino.