Rio Bravo, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rio Bravo, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Rio Bravo had a population of 5,062 as of July 1, 2017. Rio Bravo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Bravo is located at latitude 27.3647 and longitude -99.4845 in Webb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rio Bravo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Webb County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 407 feet.

The City of Rio Bravo (GNIS ID: 2410950) 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 Bravo is located within Laredo South-El Cenizo Division of Webb County.

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

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Rio Bravo, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,062
Daytime Population: Workers 294
Daytime Population: Residents 3,823
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,117
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 4,396
Population in Familes 4,222
Population in Group Qrtrs 666
Population Density2 7,791
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $28,221
Average Household Income $38,200
Per Capita Income $10,730


Total Housing Units 1,418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 933 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 263 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $44,684
Average Home Value $62,674


Total Households 1,197
Average Household Size 3.67
Family Households 1,081
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.75% 1.02%
Households 0.81% 1.08%
Families 0.75% 1.05%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

Rio Bravo, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rio Bravo 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 # 398 77th
Population Density # 27 99th
Diversity Index # 1517 13th
Median Household Income # 1627 7th
Per Capita Income # 1666 5th

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