Rio Grande City, TX 78582 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 78582: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

Acceptable Alternative
Rio Grande Cy, TX 78582

Not Acceptable, USPS
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La Casita, TX 78582
Rincon, TX 78582
Rio Grande, TX 78582
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Santa Cruz, TX 78582
Villareales, TX 78582

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 951
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,784
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 360
  • County: Starr County
  • Centroid: Latitude 26.492, Longitude -98.739
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Rio Grande City, TX 78582 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 43,706
Population in Households 42,896
Population in Familes 40,501
Population in Group Qrtrs 810
Population Density1 65
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 11,887
Average Household Size 3.61
Family Households 10,195
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 13,177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,199 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,688 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,290 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $71,865
Average Home Value $95,078


Median Household Income $28,982
Average Household Income $43,441
Per Capita Income $12,056
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.82% 1.68%
Households 1.97% 1.78%
Families 1.91% 1.75%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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 Grande City, TX 78582 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78582 to the other 1,873 ZIP Codes 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 # 155 92nd
Population Density1 # 1012 46th
Diversity Index2 # 1819 3rd
Median Household Income # 1750 7th
Per Capita Income # 1795 4th

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