Rio Frio, TX 78879 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78879: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rio Frio, TX 78879

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 10
  • Single Family Addresses: 62
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Real County
  • Centroid: Latitude 29.652, Longitude -99.774
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Rio Frio, TX 78879 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 457
Population in Households 454
Population in Familes 368
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 12
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 205
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 142
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 406 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 201 (49.5%)
Median Home Value $139,130
Average Home Value $196,382


Median Household Income $43,955
Average Household Income $70,079
Per Capita Income $31,553
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% 0.04%
Households -0.16% 0.1%
Families -0.22% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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 Frio, TX 78879 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78879 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 # 1600 15th
Population Density1 # 1477 21st
Diversity Index2 # 1100 41st
Median Household Income # 1150 39th
Per Capita Income # 382 80th

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