Rio Grande City, TX 78582 ZIP Code Profile


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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

Acceptable Alternative
Rio Grande Cy, TX 78582

Not Acceptable, USPS
El Sauz, TX 78582
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Garceno, TX 78582
La Casita, TX 78582
Rincon, TX 78582
Rio Grande, TX 78582
Santa Catarina, TX 78582
Santa Cruz, TX 78582
Villareales, TX 78582

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 882
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,189
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 380
  • County: Starr County
  • Centroid: Latitude 26.492, Longitude -98.739
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Rio Grande City, TX 78582 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78582 to the other 1,831 ZIP Codes in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 143 92nd
Population Density1 # 1043 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 1796 2nd
Median Household Income # 1754 4th
Per Capita Income # 1786 3rd

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Rio Grande City, TX 78582 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 43,016
Population in Households 42,206
Population in Familes 39,826
Population in Group Qrtrs 810
Population Density1 55
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 11,757
Average Household Size 3.59
Family Households 10,084
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 13,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,190 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,567 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,507 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $80,701
Average Home Value $107,579


Median Household Income $25,645
Average Household Income $37,583
Per Capita Income $10,406
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.79% 1.38%
Households 2.11% 1.53%
Families 2.05% 1.49%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   3.35%
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.

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