The City of Rio Grande City had a population of 15,735 as of July 1, 2019. Rio Grande City ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Rio Grande City is located at latitude 26.3798 and longitude -98.8203 in Starr County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rio Grande City encompass a land area of 11.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Starr County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 174 feet.
The City of Rio Grande City (GNIS ID: 2410952) 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 Grande City is located within Rio Grande City Division of Starr County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Rio Grande City: Riogrande.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Rio Grande City, TX Housing Affordability Index is 215
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.|
|Rio Grande City, TX Wealth Index is 43
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 in Households||14,918|
|Population in Familes||13,849|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||817|
|Median Household Income||$34,311|
|Average Household Income||$52,474|
|Per Capita Income||$14,673|
|Total Housing Units||4,966 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,816 (56.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,555 (31.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||595 (12.0%)|
|Median Home Value||$79,613|
|Housing Affordability Index2||215|
|Average Household Size||3.41|
|Average Family Size||4|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.74%|
|Per Capita Income||2.31%|
The table below compares Rio Grande City 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.
|Total Population||# 188||89th|
|Population Density||# 502||71st|
|Diversity Index||# 1548||11th|
|Median Household Income||# 1503||14th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1499||14th|
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