Rivera Colonia, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Rivera Colonia had a population of 735 as of July 1, 2017. Rivera Colonia ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rivera Colonia is located at latitude 27.2995 and longitude -97.7981 in Starr County. The formal boundaries for the Rivera Colonia (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Starr County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 180 feet.

The Rivera Colonia (GNIS ID: ) has a U4 Census Class Code which indicates official common name for a populated location within an incorporated place It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Rivera Colonia is located within Riviera Division of Starr County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rivera Colonia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rivera Colonia: Rivera Subdivision Colonia.

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Rivera Colonia, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 735
Daytime Population: Workers 320
Daytime Population: Residents 441
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 761
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 712
Population in Familes 632
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 199
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $59,080
Average Household Income $75,891
Per Capita Income $26,286


Total Housing Units 304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 214 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $95,455
Average Home Value $169,042


Total Households 260
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 202
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.9% 0.64%
Households 0.94% 0.68%
Families 1.84% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Rivera Colonia, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rivera Colonia to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1113 36th
Population Density # 1503 14th
Diversity Index # 691 61st
Median Household Income # 422 76th
Per Capita Income # 645 63rd

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