Rio Grande City, Texas

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Population in 2017: 14,518 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +21.8%
 
Males: 7,338  (50.5%)
Females: 7,180  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

31.6 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 78582.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $29,439 (it was $19,853 in 2000)
Rio Grande City:

$29,439
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $14,575 (it was $9,684 in 2000)

Rio Grande City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $91,191 (it was $41,200 in 2000)
Rio Grande City:

$91,191
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $117,113; detached houses: $123,669; mobile homes: $20,289

Median gross rent in 2017: $619.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rio Grande City: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.7%
(100.0% for Black residents, 33.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.5% for American Indian residents, 27.4% for other race residents, 16.4% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Rio Grande City, TX (2010)
    • 13,04494.3%Hispanic
    • 6534.7%White alone
    • 1050.8%Asian alone
    • 150.1%Two or more races
    • 70.05%American Indian alone
    • 50.04%Black alone
    • 50.04%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 54 registered sex offenders living in Rio Grande City, Texas as of June 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rio Grande City is 273 to 1.


Crime rates in Rio Grande City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(21.4)
2
(14.2)
5
(35.5)
9
(63.5)
1
(7.0)
2
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.3)
6
(42.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.9)
1
(6.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(29.4)
7
(49.9)
7
(49.7)
5
(35.5)
2
(14.1)
7
(49.2)
9
(63.7)
6
(42.3)
5
(35.8)
7
(49.8)
5
(34.9)
4
(27.6)
4
(27.4)
3
(20.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
44
(323.0)
15
(106.9)
44
(312.1)
47
(333.8)
32
(225.9)
31
(218.1)
29
(205.3)
18
(127.0)
37
(264.8)
21
(149.3)
17
(118.7)
13
(89.5)
20
(137.1)
55
(376.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
128
(939.6)
100
(712.4)
146
(1,036)
175
(1,243)
157
(1,108)
118
(830.1)
147
(1,041)
129
(910.1)
80
(572.6)
61
(433.7)
49
(342.1)
30
(206.6)
37
(253.6)
29
(198.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
319
(2,342)
263
(1,873)
313
(2,220)
314
(2,230)
394
(2,781)
322
(2,265)
307
(2,173)
294
(2,074)
382
(2,734)
243
(1,728)
232
(1,620)
162
(1,116)
115
(788.1)
151
(1,033)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
54
(396.4)
67
(477.3)
81
(574.5)
80
(568.2)
70
(494.1)
33
(232.1)
35
(247.8)
28
(197.5)
47
(336.4)
42
(298.6)
14
(97.7)
35
(241.1)
39
(267.3)
14
(95.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(7.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(21.3)
6
(42.4)
6
(42.2)
6
(42.5)
2
(14.1)
1
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(20.6)
1
(6.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)293.9216.4310.1327.5356.8231.3265.3200.6251.5202.3144.7104.6111.8149.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Rio Grande City, TX

Crime rate in Rio Grande City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 35 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Texas average:

1.55
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 7.59 square miles.

Population density: 1,914 people per square mile   (low).

Rio Grande City, Texas map

3,888 residents are foreign born (25.9% Latin America).

This city:

26.0%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,568 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $690 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: McAllen, TX (37.8 miles , pop. 106,414).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (128.4 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (213.2 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Fernando Salinas, TX (1.2 miles),
San Fernando, TX (1.4 miles),
Valle Hermoso, TX (1.4 miles),
Airport Heights, TX (1.5 miles),
El Mesquite, TX (1.7 miles),
Las Lomas, TX (1.7 miles ),
La Escondida, TX (1.9 miles),
Mi Ranchito Estate, TX (1.9 miles )

Latitude: 26.38 N, Longitude: 98.82 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Hill Country of the Valley

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,546 (+23.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,152 (58.0%)

Area code: 956

Distribution of median household income in Rio Grande City, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rio Grande City, TX in 2017
Rio Grande City satellite photo by USGS

Rio Grande City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

9.0%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +1,253 (+11.7%).
Most common industries in Rio Grande City, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (26.7%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (16.9%)
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (37.5%)
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Social assistance (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Rio Grande City, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)

Average climate in Rio Grande City, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Rio Grande City-area historical earthquake activity is below Texas state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 347.1 miles away from Rio Grande City center
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) earthquake occurred 386.4 miles away from Rio Grande 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 173.4 miles away from the city 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 103.7 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 182.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 181.2 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 Starr County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rio Grande City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rio Grande City:

  • STARR COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 128 N FM RD 3167)
  • RETAMA MANOR NURSING CENTER/RIO GRANDE CITY (400 S PETE DIAZ JR AVE)
  • RIO GRANDE CITY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (2530 CENTRAL PALM DR)
  • FMC - RIO GRANDE CITY (2533 CENTRAL PALM DR)
  • US RENAL CARE RIO GRANDE DIALYSIS (2787 PHARMACY RD)
  • ANGELITOS PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE (2544 CENTRAL PALM DRIVE SUITE 107)
  • LVN HEALTH CARE (304 NORTH FLORES STREET)
  • MY SWEET HOME HOME HEALTH CARE (1691 EAST SAN BENITO STREET SUITE A)
  • PERFECT CHOICE HEALTH CARE SERVICES INC (213 W SECOND STREET)
  • SUNGLO HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (100 EAST 2ND STREET)

Airports located in Rio Grande City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rio Grande City:

  • South Texas College (about 37 miles; McAllen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,701)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 41 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 73 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • Laredo Community College (about 90 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 9,743)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 90 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • Texas A & M International University (about 91 miles; Laredo, TX; FT enrollment: 5,203)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 98 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)

Public high schools in Rio Grande City:

  • RIO GRANDE CITY H S (Students: 2,731, Location: FM 755, Grades: 9-12)
  • IGNITE PUB SCH AND COM SERV CTR AT RIO GRANDE CITY (Location: 5103 S EMBASSY, Grades: PK-12, Charter school)
  • RIO GRANDE CITY CISD GRULLA H S (Location: 6884 E HW 83, Grades: 9-12)
  • PREPARATORY FOR EARLY COLLEGE H S (Location: 144 FM 3167, Grades: 9)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Rio Grande City:

  • RINGGOLD MIDDLE (Students: 806, Location: 144 FM 3167, Grades: 6-8)
  • GENERAL RICARDO SANCHEZ EL (Students: 763, Location: 2801 W EISENHOWER ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • ROQUE GUERRA JR EL (Students: 679, Location: 1600 W MAIN ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • ALTO BONITO EL (Students: 646, Location: 753 FM 2360, Grades: PK-5)
  • NORTH GRAMMAR EL (Students: 581, Location: 1400 N LOPEZ ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • JOHN & OLIVE HINOJOSA EL (Students: 556, Location: 2448 EMBASSY ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • DR MARIO E RAMIREZ EL (Students: 536, Location: 8001 TROPHY RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • RINGGOLD EL (Location: 1 S FORT RINGGOLD, Grades: PK-5)
  • VETERANS MIDDLE (Location: 2700 W EISENHOWER ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • RAMIRO BARRERA MIDDLE (Location: 258 N FM 649, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Rio Grande City:

  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 248, Location: 305 N BRITTON AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Rio Grande City

Library in Rio Grande City:

  • RIO GRANDE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $158,098; Location: 591 E CANALES BROS ST; 20,790 books; 65 audio materials; 820 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 59 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rio Grande City: Fort Ringgold Historic District (A), LaBorde House, Store and Hotel (B), Rio Grande City Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Rio Grande City: Primera Iglesia Bautista Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Rio Grande City include: San Juan Plaza (1), Main Plaza (2), Fort Ringgold Historic Site (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Garden Inn (4758 Highway 83 West), Bertha's Motel & Apartments (610 East 2nd Street).

Birthplace of: William G. Harrell - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Ricardo Sanchez - General, Ricardo Hinojosa - Federal judge.

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

3.4 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

82.1%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.4%
Whole state:

6.0%


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

People in group quarters in Rio Grande City in 2010:

  • 607 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 140 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Rio Grande City in 2000:

  • 279 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 85 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Rio Grande City (2011 data):

  • International Bank of Commerce: Rio Grande City Heb In Store Branch, Ibc-Rio Grande Branch, Ibc-Rio Grande Wal-Mart Instore Bran. Info updated 2007/04/10: Bank assets: $504.9 mil, Deposits: $413.1 mil, headquarters in Zapata, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: International Bancshares Corporation
  • Lone Star National Bank: Rio Grande City Branch at 2300 East Highway 83, branch established on 2000/08/01; Rio Grande West Branch at 201 North Texas Street, branch established on 2011/01/03. Info updated 2010/05/05: Bank assets: $2,174.7 mil, Deposits: $1,815.0 mil, headquarters in Pharr, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Lone Star National Bancshares--texas, Inc.
  • Citizens State Bank: Branch at 2546 Central Palm Dr Ste 101, branch established on 2008/11/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $78.4 mil, Deposits: $63.5 mil, headquarters in Roma, TX, positive income, 2 total offices
  • Elsa State Bank and Trust Company: Starr Banking Center Branch at 712 West Main, branch established on 1992/09/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $167.6 mil, Deposits: $152.7 mil, headquarters in Elsa, TX, positive income, 6 total offices
  • First National Bank: , Rio Grande City at 5332 E. Highway 83, branch established on 2003/11/30. Info updated 2007/09/20: Bank assets: $3,517.0 mil, Deposits: $2,598.8 mil, headquarters in Edinburg, TX, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bank Group, Inc.
  • Compass Bank: Rio Grande City Branch at 100 North Britton Avenue, branch established on 1983/10/03. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.

For population 15 years and over in Rio Grande City:

Marital status in Rio Grande City, TX
  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 45.1%
  • Separated: 6.9%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Rio Grande City:

  • High school or higher: 62.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 17.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.0
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rio Grande City
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rio Grande City, TX (based on Starr County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,15615
Evangelical Protestant2,36827
Other5443
Mainline Protestant3942
None30,506-
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: 9
Starr County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Here:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Here:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Starr County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Starr County:

8.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Starr County:

27.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Starr County:

14.7%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rio Grande City:

47.3%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.5%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rio Grande City:

22.8%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rio Grande City:

13.4%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rio Grande City:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.7%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

52.5%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.6%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rio Grande City, TX Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 28$115,004$49,2870$0
Other and Unallocable 23$54,969$28,6790$0
Water Supply 17$46,977$33,1600$0
Firefighters 14$36,471$31,2610$0
Police - Other 12$36,031$36,0310$0
Other Government Administration 11$42,329$46,1770$0
Sewerage 6$11,869$23,7380$0
Judicial and Legal 4$9,320$27,9600$0
Financial Administration 2$12,106$72,6360$0
Local Libraries 1$4,502$54,0242$1,299
Fire - Other 1$2,805$33,6600$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 119$372,383$37,5512$1,299

Rio Grande City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $11,744,000 ($808.93)
    Regular Highways: $1,316,000 ($90.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $604,000 ($41.60)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,384,000 ($164.21)
    Water Utilities: $1,684,000 ($115.99)
    Local Fire Protection: $823,000 ($56.69)
    Sewerage: $823,000 ($56.69)
    Central Staff Services: $735,000 ($50.63)
    General Public Buildings: $610,000 ($42.02)
    Regular Highways: $504,000 ($34.72)
    General - Other: $378,000 ($26.04)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $301,000 ($20.73)
    Libraries: $200,000 ($13.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $165,000 ($11.37)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $135,000 ($9.30)
    Financial Administration: $120,000 ($8.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $265,000 ($18.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($1.93)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($0.34)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,003,000 ($275.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $106,000 ($7.30)

Rio Grande City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,415,000 ($97.47)
    Other: $163,000 ($11.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($2.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $276,000 ($19.01)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($0.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $310,000 ($21.35)
    General Revenue - Other: $137,000 ($9.44)
    Interest Earnings: $63,000 ($4.34)
    Rents: $7,000 ($0.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,051,000 ($210.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $340,000 ($23.42)
    Highways: $239,000 ($16.46)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($0.55)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,485,000 ($171.17)
    Property: $2,432,000 ($167.52)
    Public Utilities Sales: $599,000 ($41.26)
    Other License: $134,000 ($9.23)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.07)

Rio Grande City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,479,000 ($1823.87)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,747,000 ($1084.65)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,813,000 ($813.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,081,000 ($74.46)

Rio Grande City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,884,000 ($818.57)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $686,000 ($47.25)

2.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($31,224 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.64%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hidalgo County, TX  1.14% ($32,352 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.26% ($33,660)
Businesses in Rio Grande City, TX
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1La-Z-Boy1
Best Western1Lane Furniture1
Burger King1Little Caesars Pizza1
Chevrolet1Long John Silver's1
Church's Chicken1McDonald's1
Cricket Wireless6Nike1
Dairy Queen1Payless1
Dennys1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx2Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rio Grande City:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • 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.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rio Grande City:

  • KQBO (103.1 FM; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SOUND INVESTMENTS UNLIMITED, INC.)
  • KBMI (97.7 FM; ROMA, TX; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rio Grande City:

  • K06MY (Channel 6; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORPORATION)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Rio Grande City: William George Harrell.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Rio Grande City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.6mTotal length
  • 96,550Total average daily traffic
  • 6,554Total average daily truck traffic
  • 135,180Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 260. The highest number of fire incidents - 457 took place in 2009, and the least - 86 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rio Grande City, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (75.5%), and Structure Fires (12.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rio Grande City, TX
    • 3,33175.5%Outside Fires
    • 55912.7%Structure Fires
    • 3959.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1282.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rio Grande City, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rio Grande City, Texas:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 5274 E Us Hwy 83, Rio Grande City, Texas 78582 , Phone: (956) 487-7772, Fax: (956) 488-2320
  • Quality Inn, 4758 East Hwy 83, Rio Grande City, Texas 78582 , Phone: (956) 488-0866, Fax: (956) 716-1611
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rio Grande City, Texas
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rio Grande City, TX
  • 85.7%Electricity
  • 11.6%Utility gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rio Grande City, TX
  • 89.3%Electricity
  • 5.9%Utility gas
  • 2.7%No fuel used
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rio Grande City compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Rio Grande City on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 (78582) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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