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Rio Hondo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Rio Hondo had a population of 2,454 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Rio Hondo is located at latitude 26.2354 and longitude -97.5819 in Cameron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rio Hondo 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.


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Rio Hondo, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rio Hondo, TX Housing Affordability Index is 289
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Rio Hondo, TX Wealth Index is 45
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,454
Population in Households 2,454
Population in Familes 2,224
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,455
Diversity Index1 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,793
Average Household Income $52,128
Per Capita Income $17,064
Wealth Index3 45

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 870 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 543 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $70,000
Housing Affordability Index2 289
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 788
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 626
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.44% 0.49%
Households 0.49% 0.53%
Families 0.53% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Rio Hondo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Hondo to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 657 62nd
Population Density # 470 73rd
Diversity Index # 1186 32nd
Median Household Income # 1286 26th
Per Capita Income # 1411 19th

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