Rio Bravo, Texas

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Population in 2013: 4,852 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.6%
 
Males: 2,434  (50.2%)
Females: 2,418  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  26.1 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 78046.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,547 (it was $17,149 in 2000)
Rio Bravo:

$27,547
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $9,336 (it was $4,566 in 2000)

Rio Bravo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $52,513 (it was $31,200 in 2000)
Rio Bravo:

$52,513
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $123,747; Detached houses: $134,021; Townhouses or other attached units: $128,851; In 2-unit structures: $87,452; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $120,486; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,617; Mobile homes: $46,052

Median gross rent in 2013: $383.

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  • Races in Rio Bravo, TX (2010)

    Rio Bravo races chart
    • 4,74198.9%Hispanic
    • 440.9%White alone
    • 30.06%Black alone
    • 20.04%Asian alone
    • 20.04%Other race alone
    • 10.02%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Two or more races

Races in Rio Bravo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rio Bravo: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 410 feet

Land area: 0.68 square miles.

Population density: 7,124 people per square mile   (high).

Rio Bravo,TX real estate house value index trend

Rio Bravo, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Rio Bravo:

  • High school or higher: 44.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rio Bravo city:

  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

1,557 residents are foreign born (31.2% Latin America).

This city:

31.2%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Rio Bravo, Texas as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rio Bravo to the number of sex offenders is 2,440 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,189 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $998 (2.1%)

Rio Bravo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Laredo, TX (11.1 miles , pop. 176,576).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (130.0 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (155.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: El Cenizo, TX (1.7 miles ), La Presa, TX (1.7 miles ), Larga Vista, TX (3.1 miles ), Tanquecitos South Acres II, TX (3.2 miles) , Los Altos, TX (3.2 miles) , Tanquecitos South Acres, TX (3.3 miles ), San Carlos I, TX (3.3 miles ), Laredo Ranchettes West, TX (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 27.36 N, Longitude: 99.48 W

Rio Bravo household income distribution Rio Bravo home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3,226 (+138.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Rio Bravo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rio Bravo, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Rio Bravo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 310.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.8 miles away from Rio Bravo center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/23/2007 at 19:09:15, a magnitude 5.6 (5.4 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 426.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 139.0 miles away from Rio Bravo center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 399.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Webb County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rio Bravo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rio Bravo:

  • CASA UNIDA GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 6 miles away; LAREDO, TX)
  • SALUD HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; LAREDO, TX)
  • CASA LINDA DE LAREDO (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LAREDO, TX)
  • CASA BONITA (Hospital, about 9 miles away; LAREDO, TX)
  • QUALITY CARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; LAREDO, TX)
  • FIRST AIDE HOME CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LAREDO, TX)
  • CHAMPION CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LAREDO, TX)

Amtrak station near Rio Bravo:

  • 10 miles: LAREDO (801 SAN BERNARDINO AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rio Bravo:

  • Laredo Community College (about 11 miles; Laredo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,743)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 15 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 99 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 109 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 110 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Coastal Bend College (about 129 miles; Beeville, TX; FT enrollment: 2,880)
  • Southwest Texas Junior College (about 130 miles; Uvalde, TX; FT enrollment: 3,569)

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Notable locations in Rio Bravo: Rio Bravo Fire Department (A), A Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Webb County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 46.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2011 was 0.188. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.188
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2011 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 22.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00900. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00900
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 37.9%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  4.3 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  90.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Rio Bravo compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

23.9
Texas average:

14.4

Rio Bravo travel time to work - commute Rio Bravo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (90%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rio Bravo city (based on Webb County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic126,75026
Evangelical Protestant12,81290
Other6,12012
Mainline Protestant1,3549
Black Protestant2071
None103,061-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 43
Webb County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Webb County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 88
Webb County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 129
Here:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Webb County:

28.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.4%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$2,657$15,9421$886
Streets and Highways 3$3,322$13,2880$0
Solid Waste Management 3$3,986$15,9440$0
Totals for Government 8$9,965$14,9481$886

2.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.75%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,193 average AGI)
Webb County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bexar County, TX  0.36% ($27,182 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.18% ($31,957)
from Dallas County, TX  0.10% ($21,519)


2.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,967 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.88%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($977 average AGI)
Webb County:

0.07%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bexar County, TX  0.64% ($37,177 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.19% ($33,486)
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.15% ($44,924)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rio Bravo:

  • KLAR (1300 AM; 1 kW; LAREDO, TX; Owner: FAITH AND POWER COMMS., INC.)
  • KLNT (1490 AM; 1 kW; LAREDO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rio Bravo:

  • KQUR (94.9 FM; LAREDO, TX; Owner: BORDER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRRG (98.1 FM; LAREDO, TX; Owner: GUERRA ENTERPRISES)
  • KBDR-FM1 (100.5 FM; LAREDO, TX; Owner: BMP 100.5 FM, LP)
  • KBDR (100.5 FM; MIRANDO CITY, TX; Owner: BMP 100.5 FM, LP)
  • KHOY (88.1 FM; LAREDO, TX; Owner: LAREDO CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJBZ (92.7 FM; LAREDO, TX; Owner: GUERRA ENTERPRISES)
  • KBNL (89.9 FM; LAREDO, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KNEX (106.1 FM; LAREDO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around Rio Bravo:

  • KNEZ-LP (Channel 39; LAREDO, TX; Owner: ARACELIS ORTIZ, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF CARLOS ORTIZ)
  • KNEX-LP (Channel 55; LAREDO, TX; Owner: LOCALONE TEXAS, LTD.)
  • KVTV (Channel 13; LAREDO, TX; Owner: EAGLE CREEK BROADCASTING OF LAREDO, LLC)
  • KLMV-LP (Channel 68; LAREDO, TX; Owner: J. B. SALAZAR)
  • KGNS-TV (Channel 8; LAREDO, TX; Owner: CENTURY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION)
  • KZLD-LP (Channel 25; LAREDO, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING. OF LAREDO, LLC)
  • KLDO-TV (Channel 27; LAREDO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • EL CENIZO, 1006 Paseo De Danubio (Lat: 27.366778 Lon: -99.463722), Type: Mast, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQFX524
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6805.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/30/2006, Expiration Date: 10/30/2016, Certifier: Richard A Craig
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC5MEO, Previous Call Sign: KB5TXB, Licensee ID: L00461652
    Grant Date: 01/24/1995, Expiration Date: 07/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/28/2002
    Registrant: Jesus Campos, 1823 Patricia Ln, Rio Bravo, TX 78043

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$36,640
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0018.05

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #24 (78046) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Spanish at home"
  • #92 (78046) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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