Rio Hondo, Texas

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Rio Hondo, Texas
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
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCameron
Government
 • MayorGustavo "Gus" Olivares
Area
 • Total1.82 sq mi (4.70 km2)
 • Land1.69 sq mi (4.37 km2)
 • Water0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
Elevation
26 ft (8 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,356
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
2,707
 • Density1,602.72/sq mi (618.91/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78583
Area code956
FIPS code48-62180[3]
GNIS feature ID1345245[4]
Websitewww.riohondo.us

Rio Hondo is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,356 at the 2010 census.[5] It may be included as part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsville metropolitan areas.

Geography[edit]

Rio Hondo is located in north-central Cameron County at 26°14′4″N 97°34′53″W / 26.23444°N 97.58139°W / 26.23444; -97.58139 (26.234451, –97.581364).[6] It is 9 miles (14 km) east of Harlingen, 9 miles (14 km) north of San Benito, and 28 miles (45 km) north of Brownsville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 7.09%, is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930713
194080412.8%
19501,12539.9%
19601,34419.5%
19701,167−13.2%
19801,67343.4%
19901,7937.2%
20001,9428.3%
20102,35621.3%
2019 (est.)2,707[2]14.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

Rio Hondo racial composition[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 193 9.55%
Black or African American (NH) 2 0.1%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 6 0.3%
Asian (NH) 4 0.2%
Some Other Race (NH) 1 0.05%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 10 0.49%
Hispanic or Latino 1,805 89.31%
Total 2,021

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,021 people, 847 households, and 626 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] 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.[11]

Education[edit]

Rio Hondo is served by the Rio Hondo Independent School District. Rio Hondo Elementary School, Rio Hondo Intermediate School, Rio Hondo Middle 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.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Rio Hondo city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Post Office Location - RIO HONDO." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  12. ^ "Public Library." City of Rio Hondo. Retrieved on May 9, 2010.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[9][10]

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