Rio Hondo, Texas

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Rio Hondo, Texas

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High Points

Rio Hondo strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 11% Rio Hondo Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Rio Hondo Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Rio Hondo Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Rio Hondo, Texas

Comparing Rio Hondo to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 7
Racial Diversity 9 4
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Senior Citizens 4 5
Age of the Population 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 1 1
Median Family Income 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 7 7
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
People Living Alone 1 2

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Rio Hondo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Harlingen, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles S of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Cameron
Metro Area Brownsville - Harlingen - San Benito
Standard Zip Codes 78583
Phone Area Codes 956
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.235
Longitude -97.581

Rio Hondo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 84 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 64 to 85 F
Annual Precip 28.1 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 65 F
Apr Temp 66 to 78 F
Jul Temp 77 to 89 F
Oct Temp 67 to 81 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
Station WESLACO 2 E
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 85 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 64 to 86 F
Annual Precip 25.3 inches
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Rio Hondo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,942 100%
Male 940 48.4%
Female 1,002 51.6%
Under 18 635 32.7%
18+ 1,307 67.3%
65+ 260 13.4%
Median Age 32.3
Average Family Size 3.78
White 1,499 77.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 398 20.5%
Mixed Race 33 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,607 82.7%

Estimated Rio Hondo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,082
Growth 140
Growth % 7.2%

Rio Hondo Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 91.2%
US/American 2.7%
German 1.6%
English 1.5%
Irish 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
European 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Canadian 0.2%
Basque 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rio Hondo 1,942 $27,941
Combes 2,553 $31,190
Harlingen 57,564 $34,015
Los Fresnos 4,512 $27,670
Primera 2,723 $27,292
Rancho Viejo 1,754 $73,036
San Benito 23,444 $26,415

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Rio Hondo Public Library
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Rio Hondo High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

A Title I School.
Serves 599 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.

Rio Hondo Colleges

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1. Milan, New Mexico 87.8   23.2% 10.3% 5.5% 22 $26,776 8.6% 49% 1,891 28.2% 58.2 1.2% 10.6
2. Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico 86.1   20.1% 9.4% 9.4% 16 $30,500 6.6% 32.7% 1,824 20.6% 117.9 16.9% 7.1
3. Port Isabel, Texas 81.8   22.2% 12.2% 12.3% 18 $26,077 8.3% 20.3% 4,865 27.3% 60.6 12.9% 5.6
4. Pinetops, North Carolina 81.5   23.6% 15.6% 10.4% 22 $36,544 6.7% 57.8% 1,419 20.8% 71.2 0.8% 7.8
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