Rio, Florida

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Population in 2010: 965.
Population change since 2000: -6.1%
Males: 518  (53.8%)
Females: 447  (46.2%)
Median resident age:

58.1 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 34957.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,227 (it was $45,089 in 2000)
Rio:

$57,227
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,100 (it was $27,674 in 2000)

Rio CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $216,982 (it was $88,400 in 2000)
Rio:

$216,982
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $387,530; detached houses: $516,837; townhouses or other attached units: $241,700; in 2-unit structures: $315,634; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $55,166; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $177,851; mobile homes: $63,805

Median gross rent in 2017: $917.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rio: 89.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.6%
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  • Races in Rio, FL (2010)
    • 90894.1%White alone
    • 313.2%Hispanic
    • 141.5%Two or more races
    • 50.5%Asian alone
    • 30.3%Black alone
    • 30.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone

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

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Ancestries: Italian (25.2%), Scottish (12.9%), French Canadian (11.8%), English (11.5%), German (6.9%), Greek (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 9 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 2,411 people per square mile   (low).

Rio, Florida map

151 residents are foreign born (6.7% Europe, 5.5% North America).

This place:

14.8%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,402 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,874 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Port St. Lucie, FL (8.1 miles , pop. 88,769).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Hialeah, FL (94.0 miles , pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (930.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Jensen Beach, FL (1.1 miles ),
Ocean Breeze Park, FL (1.3 miles ),
Stuart, FL (1.4 miles ),
North River Shores, FL (1.4 miles ),
Sewall's Point, FL (1.8 miles ),
Palm City, FL (2.0 miles ),
Hutchinson Island South, FL (2.2 miles ),
Port Salerno, FL (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 27.22 N, Longitude: 80.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 772

Distribution of median household income in Rio, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rio, FL in 2017
Rio satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Florida:

3.3%
Most common industries in Rio, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (19.5%)
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (27.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (9.8%)
  • Utilities (8.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (28.3%)
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers (6.6%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (5.8%)
Most common occupations in Rio, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.8%)
  • Top executives (4.8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Carpenters (4.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.4%)
  • Construction laborers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.8%)
  • Carpenters (9.1%)
  • Construction laborers (8.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.9%)
  • Lawyers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (14.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8.9%)
  • Registered nurses (7.8%)
  • Art and design workers (7.0%)
  • Computer specialists (6.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.8%)

Average climate in Rio, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.3. This is better than average.

City:

58.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 18.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.80
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rio-area historical tornado activity is below Florida state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/18/1954, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Rio place center killed 2 people and injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1958, a category F3 tornado 16.9 miles away from the place center injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rio-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 400.3 miles away from Rio center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 393.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 359.1 miles away from Rio center
On 6/11/2001 at 18:27:54, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 209.1 miles away from Rio center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 403.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Martin County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 15, Fires: 6, Tropical Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rio topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rio:

  • MARTIN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; STUART, FL)
  • CONFICARE HOME HEALTH SOLUTIONS, LLC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; JENSEN BEACH, FL)
  • HOSPICE OF MARTIN AND SAINT LUCI (Hospital, about 2 miles away; STUART, FL)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; STUART, FL)
  • TREASURE COAST KIDNEY CENTER NORTH (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; STUART, FL)
  • FLORIDA MENTOR (Hospital, about 3 miles away; STUART, FL)
  • STUART NURSING AND RESTORATIVE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; STUART, FL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Rio:

  • 11 miles: St. Lucie 1 and 2 in Hutchinson Island, FL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rio:

  • Indian River State College (about 16 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; Full-time enrollment: 12,211)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University (about 38 miles; West Palm Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,868)
  • Palm Beach State College (about 43 miles; Lake Worth, FL; FT enrollment: 19,938)
  • Lynn University (about 59 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 2,151)
  • Florida Atlantic University (about 60 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Florida Institute of Technology-Online (about 63 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 3,046)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 64 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 4,452)

Points of interest:

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Martin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.0 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

57.0%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.2%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Rio:

Marital status in Rio, FL
  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 46.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Rio:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Florida average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rio, FL (based on Martin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic31,2826
Evangelical Protestant13,63668
Mainline Protestant11,46719
Other3,45415
Black Protestant1,1988
Orthodox2001
None85,081-
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: 28
Martin County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Martin County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 164
Martin County:

11.82 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.9%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Martin County:

20.3%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Martin County:

16.5%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rio:

57.9%
State:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rio:

58.5%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rio:

15.1%
State:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.6%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Here:

36.6%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Here:

62.8%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Rio:

79.1%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rio, FL Residents

9.35% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($142,774 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.35%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($256 average AGI)
Martin County:

0.04%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Palm Beach County, FL  2.04% ($99,590 average AGI)
from St. Lucie County, FL  1.77% ($50,343)
from Broward County, FL  0.41% ($83,109)


7.43% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($72,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($627 average AGI)
Martin County:

0.04%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Lucie County, FL  2.05% ($42,109 average AGI)
to Palm Beach County, FL  1.20% ($82,631)
to Broward County, FL  0.20% ($59,063)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rio:

  • WSTU (1450 AM; 1 kW; STUART, FL; Owner: TREASURE COAST BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPSL (1590 AM; 5 kW; PORT ST. LUCIE, FL; Owner: PORT ST LUCIE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WEFL (760 AM; 3 kW; TEQUESTA, FL; Owner: STAR OF THE PALM BEACHES, INC.)
  • WJNX (1330 AM; 5 kW; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLVJ (1040 AM; 25 kW; BOYNTON BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL BOYNTON BEACH, INC.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WJNO (1290 AM; 10 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rio:

  • WAVW (92.7 FM; STUART, FL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWFR (91.7 FM; STUART, FL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHLG (101.3 FM; PORT ST. LUCIE, FL; Owner: HORTON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKGR (98.7 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLDI (95.5 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W244BD (96.7 FM; STUART, FL; Owner: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBX (102.3 FM; JENSEN BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPBZ (103.1 FM; INDIANTOWN, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W242AC (96.3 FM; PORT ST. LUCIE, FL; Owner: FRIENDS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCNO (89.9 FM; PALM CITY, FL; Owner: NATIONAL CHRISTIAN NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRMF (97.9 FM; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: PBB LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZZR (94.3 FM; RIVIERA BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIRK-FM (107.9 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WQCS (88.9 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAYF (88.1 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP. INC.)
  • WOLL (105.5 FM; HOBE SOUND, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLM (104.7 FM; WHITE CITY, FL; Owner: MIDWAY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W213AX (90.5 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WEAT-FM (104.3 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXEL (90.7 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rio:

  • WTVX (Channel 34; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: C-34 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPBF (Channel 25; TEQUESTA, FL; Owner: WPBF-TV COMPANY)
  • WTCN-CA (Channel 43; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: WILLIAM H. BROTHERS)
  • WTCE (Channel 21; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: JACKSONVILLE EDUCATORS B/CNG, INC.)
  • WFGC (Channel 61; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.)
  • WPXP (Channel 67; LAKE WORTH, FL; Owner: PAXSON WEST PALM BEACH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOCX-CA (Channel 5; SEBRING, ETC., FL; Owner: SEBRING TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WPTV (Channel 5; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLX (Channel 29; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WWHB-CA (Channel 15; STUART, FL; Owner: AMERICAN NETCOM, INC.)
  • WXEL-TV (Channel 42; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W53BS (Channel 53; JUPITER, FL; Owner: SPIRIT PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WPEC (Channel 12; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, INC)
  • WWCI-CA (Channel 10; VERO BEACH, FL; Owner: V-1 PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • W44AY (Channel 44; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFPI-LP (Channel 8; FORT PIERCE, ETC, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$221,9805$344,5847$346,8401$128,2803$205,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$291,5401$313,9300$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$358,1054$425,1581$7,7402$251,085
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$195,6652$349,9500$01$199,180
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$153,2500$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0005.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$199,380
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0005.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rio, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rio, FL - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rio, FL
  • 100.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rio, FL
  • 90.4%Electricity
  • 9.6%No fuel used


Rio compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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