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The Rivera Colonia had a population of 749 as of July 1, 2016. Rivera Colonia ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rivera Colonia is located at latitude 27.2995 and longitude -97.7981 in Starr County. The formal boundaries for the Rivera Colonia (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Starr County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 180 feet.

The Rivera Colonia (GNIS ID: ) has a U4 Census Class Code which indicates official common name for a populated location within an incorporated place It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Rivera Colonia is located within Riviera Division of Starr County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rivera Colonia: Rivera Subdivision Colonia.

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Rivera Colonia, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 749
Population in Households 724
Population in Familes 641
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 203
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 271
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 210
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $90,530
Average Home Value $159,978


Median Household Income $56,055
Average Household Income $71,374
Per Capita Income $25,096
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.34% 0.94%
Households 1.76% 1.15%
Families 2.77% 1.03%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

Rivera Colonia, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rivera Colonia 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 # 1106 37th
Population Density1 # 1497 14th
Diversity Index2 # 684 61st
Median Household Income # 449 74th
Per Capita Income # 650 63rd

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