Rio Hondo, Texas

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Population in 2019: 2,707 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +39.4%
Males: 1,142  (42.2%)
Females: 1,565  (57.8%)
Median resident age:

43.2 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 78583.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,287 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Rio Hondo:

$37,287
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,793 (it was $9,871 in 2000)

Rio Hondo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $72,092 (it was $43,500 in 2000)
Rio Hondo:

$72,092
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $105,027; detached houses: $112,873; mobile homes: $26,066

Median gross rent in 2019: $712.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rio Hondo: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 28.8%
(29.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 60.0% for other race residents)
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According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 23 registered sex offenders living in Rio Hondo, Texas as of September 29, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rio Hondo is 107 to 1.


Crime rates in Rio Hondo by year

Type

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(82.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(93.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(233.5)
3
(124.7)
2
(80.6)
7
(288.2)
2
(82.9)
3
(123.2)
3
(122.3)
2
(75.5)
4
(141.1)
6
(213.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11
(513.8)
19
(789.7)
6
(241.9)
6
(247.0)
12
(497.5)
9
(369.5)
10
(407.7)
9
(339.6)
10
(352.7)
8
(285.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
41
(1,915)
43
(1,787)
38
(1,532)
38
(1,564)
46
(1,907)
13
(533.7)
22
(896.9)
23
(867.9)
20
(705.5)
9
(320.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(140.1)
2
(83.1)
2
(80.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(75.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(46.7)
1
(41.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index198.5158.4100.8137.5194.075.1121.579.681.1146.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.64
Texas average:

1.54
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Ancestries: German (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 1.39 square miles.

Population density: 1,944 people per square mile   (low).

Rio Hondo, Texas map

279 residents are foreign born (10.5% Latin America).

This city:

10.5%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,991 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,001 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Harlingen, TX (7.7 miles , pop. 57,564).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (104.9 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (229.7 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Lantana, TX (1.7 miles ),
Villa del Sol, TX (1.7 miles),
Arroyo Colorado Estates, TX (2.0 miles ),
Lozano, TX (2.0 miles ),
Arroyo Gardens, TX (2.3 miles ),
Arroyo Gardens-La Tina Ranch, TX (2.3 miles ),
La Tina Ranch, TX (2.6 miles ),
Lasana, TX (2.7 miles)

Latitude: 26.23 N, Longitude: 97.58 W

Area code: 956

Distribution of median household income in Rio Hondo, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rio Hondo, TX in 2019

Property values in Rio Hondo, TX

Rio Hondo satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $43,300
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $43,300
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $43,300
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $43,300
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $43,300
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $43,300
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Rio Hondo, TX residents
Average permit cost in Rio Hondo, TX
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

11.2%
Texas:

8.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +153 (+8.6%).
Most common industries in Rio Hondo, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (28.3%)
  • Health care (22.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (7.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Apparel (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Rio Hondo, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.8%)

Average climate in Rio Hondo, Texas

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Rio Hondo, Texas environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.6. This is about average.

City:

72.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 23.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00388. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00388
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Rio Hondo-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.2 miles away from the Rio Hondo city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/12/1969, a category F3 tornado 9.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 184.5 miles away from Rio Hondo center
On 11/13/2017 at 11:23:01, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from Rio Hondo center
On 4/25/2010 at 02:10:42, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.2 miles away from Rio Hondo center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 181.3 miles away from Rio Hondo center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from Rio Hondo 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 449.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cameron County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 12, Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rio Hondo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rio Hondo:

  • NEIGHBORHOOD HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • SUNGLO NEW DAWN HOSPICE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • UNITED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • EAST WASHINGTON COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • MARIPOSA COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; STUART PLACE, TX)
  • MAGIC VALLEY HEALTH SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)
  • VALLEY BAPTIST HARLINGEN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; HARLINGEN, TX)

Airports located in Rio Hondo:

Amtrak station near Rio Hondo:

  • 8 miles: HARLINGEN (215 E. MONROE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

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

  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 6 miles; Harlingen, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,700)
  • The University of Texas at Brownsville (about 25 miles; Brownsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,165)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 37 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • South Texas College (about 42 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)
  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 92 miles; Kingsville, TX; FT enrollment: 9,295)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 104 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • Del Mar College (about 107 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)

Public high schools in Rio Hondo:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rio Hondo:

  • RIO HONDO EL (Students: 644, Location: 700 N REYNOLDS ST, Grades: PK-2)
  • RIO HONDO J H (Students: 628, Location: 501 N REYNOLDS ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • RIO HONDO INT (Students: 533, Location: 600 N REYNOLDS, Grades: 3-5)
See full list of schools located in Rio Hondo

Library in Rio Hondo:

  • RIO HONDO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $45,962; Location: 121 W ARROYO BLVD; 9,230 books; 60 audio materials; 827 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 29 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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

Reservoir: Montgomery Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Arroyo City Fisherman's Lodge (35609 Marshall Hutts Road).

Birthplace of: Roberto Garza - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Mar 26, 1979).

Cameron 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:

3.1 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

79.2%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Rio Hondo (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Rio Hondo Branch at 117 E Colorado St, branch established on 1989/05/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Rio Hondo:

Marital status in Rio Hondo, TX
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

For population 25 years and over in Rio Hondo:

  • High school or higher: 65.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.7
Texas average:

13.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rio Hondo
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rio Hondo, TX (based on Cameron County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic137,88938
Evangelical Protestant47,744225
Other9,11533
Mainline Protestant7,25832
None204,214-
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: 47
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Cameron County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Cameron County:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 133
This county:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 223
This county:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Cameron County:

25.4%
State:

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

18.6%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rio Hondo:

47.0%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rio Hondo:

46.4%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Rio Hondo:

28.5
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rio Hondo:

23.5%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.3%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.2%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
Here:

52.8%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Rio Hondo:

79.4%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rio Hondo, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 4$9,000$27,0000$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$5,436$21,7440$0
Water Supply 2$2,038$12,2280$0
Sewerage 1$1,359$16,3080$0
Financial Administration 1$5,436$65,2320$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,200
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,500
Firefighters 0$0 1$679
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$2,668
Totals for Government 11$23,269$25,3845$7,047

Rio Hondo government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $350,000 ($129.29)
    Police Protection: $35,000 ($12.93)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $325,000 ($120.06)
    Central Staff Services: $55,000 ($20.32)
    Financial Administration: $43,000 ($15.88)
    Health - Other: $36,000 ($13.30)
    General Public Buildings: $31,000 ($11.45)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($9.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($7.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($2.59)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $25,000 ($9.24)

Rio Hondo government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $337,000 ($124.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($8.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $467,000 ($172.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,700,000 ($628.00)
  • Tax - Property: $370,000 ($136.68)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $216,000 ($79.79)
    Public Utilities Sales: $25,000 ($9.24)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,000 ($0.74)

Rio Hondo government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $170,000 ($62.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $170,000 ($62.80)

Rio Hondo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $120,000 ($44.33)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $97,000 ($35.83)

3.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.29%
Texas average:

7.43%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,067 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hidalgo County, TX  0.54% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.32% ($34,480)
from Bexar County, TX  0.19% ($38,656)


3.99% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,384 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Texas average:

7.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($699 average AGI)
Cameron County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hidalgo County, TX  0.63% ($38,428 average AGI)
to Bexar County, TX  0.40% ($43,022)
to Harris County, TX  0.38% ($33,006)

Businesses in Rio Hondo, TX

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rio Hondo:

  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KQXX (1700 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KBOR (1600 AM; 10 kW; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KRGE (1290 AM; 5 kW; WESLACO, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KSOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rio Hondo:

  • KTEX (100.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRQ (94.5 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KGBT-FM (98.5 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KMBH-FM (88.9 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVMV (96.9 FM; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KBFM (104.1 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBTQ (96.1 FM; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KKPS (99.5 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KVLY (107.9 FM; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KMAZ (106.3 FM; MERCEDES, TX; Owner: LA NUEVA KBOR, INC.)
  • KBIC (105.7 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES OF THE VALLEY)
  • KILM (102.1 FM; RAYMONDVILLE, TX; Owner: BMP 102.1 FM, LP)
  • KNVO-FM (101.1 FM; PORT ISABEL, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • KESO (92.7 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBNR (88.3 FM; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KZSP (95.3 FM; SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX; Owner: ALTERNATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Rio Hondo:

  • KRGV-TV (Channel 5; WESLACO, TX; Owner: MOBILE VIDEO TAPES, INC.)
  • KLUJ (Channel 44; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • KGBT-TV (Channel 4; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KVEO (Channel 23; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMBH (Channel 60; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: RGV EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIZ-LP (Channel 52; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K64FM (Channel 64; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: BROWNSVILLE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFTN-LP (Channel 30; La FERIA, TX; Owner: ORTIZ BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTLM (Channel 40; RIO GRANDE CITY, TX; Owner: SUNBELT MULTIMEDIA CO.)
  • KNVO (Channel 48; Mc ALLEN, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZAV-LP (Channel 20; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: ZAVALETTA BROADCASTING OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY, LLC)
  • KXIV-LP (Channel 17; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Owner: FAITH PLEASES GOD CHURCH CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 14.8mTotal length
  • $809,000Total costs
  • 3,020Total average daily traffic
  • 493Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,230Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rio Hondo)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 26.234806 Lon: -97.575778, Call Sign: WQOP457,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.287 MHz, 456.287 MHz, 451.612 MHz, 456.612 MHz, 452.062 MHz, Grant Date: 12/08/2011, Expiration Date: 12/08/2021, Certifier: Dan Rodriguez, Registrant: Houston Communications Inc., 1105 Industrial Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77478, Phone: (281) 491-1616, Fax: (281) 491-1727, Email:
  • Lat: 26.238750 Lon: -97.577250, Call Sign: WRAA781,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz, Grant Date: 09/26/2017, Expiration Date: 09/26/2027, Certifier: Jesse Briones, Registrant: Mueller Systems, 10210 Statesville Blvd, Cleveland, NC 27013, Phone: (800) 323-8584, Fax: (704) 278-9616, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • RIO HONDO, 23890 Lakeview (Lat: 26.212611 Lon: -97.587972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.3 m, Overall height: 85 m, Call Sign: WQIX477,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2008, Expiration Date: 06/10/2018, Cancellation Date: 12/10/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • ARROYO CITY, 36412 Marshall Hutts Road (Lat: 26.330306 Lon: -97.440944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 58.2 m, Overall height: 59.7 m, Call Sign: WQPI312,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 05/24/2012, Expiration Date: 05/24/2022, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S. Akard St., Room 2100, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:
  • Rio Hondo, 23890 Lakeview (Lat: 26.212611 Lon: -97.587972), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 79.3 m, Overall height: 85 m, Call Sign: WRKQ281,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6078.62 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6137.92 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 6078.62 MHz... (+30 more), Grant Date: 01/28/2021, Expiration Date: 01/28/2031, Certifier: Alex Ochoa, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rio Hondo)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 7GCAA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 265AC, N265AC, N-265AC, Serial Number: 407-98, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 09/28/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 11/04/2010
    Registrant (LLC): Rgv Adventure LLC, Po Box 570, Rio Hondo, TX 78583
  • Aircraft: MCGREGOR DONALD E TANDEM ELITE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUBARU ALL MDLS A/B (400 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4128, N4128, N-4128, Serial Number: 7-11-32, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 05/13/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 06/22/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Jose L Garza, Po Box 356, Rio Hondo, TX 78583
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 120 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2548N, N2548N, N-2548N, Serial Number: 12804, Year manufactured: 1947
    Registrant (Individual): Wayland Waters, Rt 1, Rio Hondo, TX 78583
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/15/2019

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$46,960
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rio Hondo, TX
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Most common first names in Rio Hondo, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria3078.1 years
Jose2975.4 years
John1675.0 years
James1672.4 years
Manuel1376.2 years
George1272.1 years
Juan1176.3 years
Robert1075.9 years
Francisco977.1 years
William976.4 years
Most common last names in Rio Hondo, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garza3574.7 years
Rodriguez2674.4 years
Lopez2677.3 years
Garcia2178.6 years
Gonzales2078.3 years
Atkinson1872.7 years
Flores1377.7 years
Cortez1166.8 years
Ortega1069.3 years
Hernandez974.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rio Hondo, TX
  • 95.4%Electricity
  • 2.4%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rio Hondo, TX
  • 90.8%Electricity
  • 7.5%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rio Hondo 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 significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2022.