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Rio Hondo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Rio Hondo had a population of 2,435 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rio Hondo is located at latitude 26.2346 and longitude -97.5815 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rio Hondo (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Cameron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Rio Hondo (GNIS ID: 2410953) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rio Hondo is located within Rio Hondo Division of Cameron County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rio Hondo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rio Hondo, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,435
Population in Households 2,435
Population in Familes 2,203
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,444
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 782
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 620
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 857 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 548 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 234 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $61,968
Average Home Value $88,230


Median Household Income $31,269
Average Household Income $42,627
Per Capita Income $13,955
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.67%
Households 0.61% 0.71%
Families 0.63% 0.61%
Median Household Income   -0.76%
Per Capita Income   0.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rio Hondo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Hondo to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 648 63rd
Population Density1 # 465 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 1109 36th
Median Household Income # 1503 14th
Per Capita Income # 1496 15th

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