For population 25 years and over in Rio Grande City:
For population 15 years and over in Rio Grande City city:
4,135 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,850 (1.7%)
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 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Hill Country of the Valley
Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,462 (+32.3%)
Area code: 956
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Rio Grande City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 33 (25 officers).
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Population change in the 1990s: +1,253 (+11.7%).
Work and jobs in Rio Grande City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Rio Grande City, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rio Grande City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/19/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 37.4 miles away from the Rio Grande City city center .
On 5/5/1991, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 23.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Starr County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: William G. Harrell - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Ricardo Sanchez - General, Ricardo Hinojosa - Federal judge.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Rio Grande City: William George Harrell.
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Local government website: www.ci.rio-grande-city.tx.us
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.7%
(3.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 33.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 9.3% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Rio Grande City city (based on Starr County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.77%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 9
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
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4.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,183 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,773 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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See more detailed statistics of Rio Grande City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rio Grande City)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.