Rio Hondo, Texas

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Rio Hondo, Texas
City
Location of Rio Hondo, Texas
Location of Rio Hondo, Texas
Cameron County RioHondo.svg
Coordinates: 26°14′4″N 97°34′53″W / 26.23444°N 97.58139°W / 26.23444; -97.58139Coordinates: 26°14′4″N 97°34′53″W / 26.23444°N 97.58139°W / 26.23444; -97.58139
Country United States
State Texas
County Cameron
Government
 • Mayor Alonzo Garza
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,942
 • Density 1,394.3/sq mi (538.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 78583
Area code(s) 956
FIPS code 48-62180[1]
GNIS feature ID 1345245[2]
Website http://www.cityofriohondo.com/

Rio Hondo is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,356 at the 2010 census. It may be included as part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan areas.

Geography[edit]

Rio Hondo is a town located at 26°14′4″N 97°34′53″W / 26.23444°N 97.58139°W / 26.23444; -97.58139 (26.234451, -97.581364)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (6.08%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,942 people, 588 households, and 476 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,394.3 people per square mile (539.4/km²). There were 787 housing units at an average density of 565.1 per square mile (218.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.19% White, 0.05% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 20.49% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 82.75% of the population.

There were 588 households out of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.30 and the average family size was 3.78.

In the city, the population was spread out with 32.7% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $27,941. Males had a median income of $21,125 versus $16,902 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,871. About 25.7% of families and 28.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.9% of those under age 18 and 25.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Rio Hondo Post Office.[4]

Education[edit]

Rio Hondo is served by the Rio Hondo Independent School District. Rio Hondo Elementary School, Rio Hondo Intermediate School, Rio Hondo Junior High School, and Rio Hondo High School serve Rio Hondo.

In addition, residents are eligible to apply to South Texas Independent School District's magnet schools.

The Rio Hondo Public Library is located in Rio Hondo. A group of retired teachers started the library in 1979.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Post Office Location - RIO HONDO." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "Public Library." City of Rio Hondo. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.

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