Rio Grande City, TX Population

Population: 11,923. Estimated population in July 2020: 13,651 (+14.5% change)
Males: 5,758 (48.3%), Females: 6,165 (51.7%)

Starr County

Zip code: 78582

Median resident age: 28.8 years
Median household income: $19,853
Median house value: $43,500

Races in Rio Grande City:

  • Hispanic (95.9%)
  • Other race (12.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Filipino (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (1.9%).

Elevation: 200 feet

Land area: 7.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rio Grande City

  • High school or higher: 46.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 17.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rio Grande City city

  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

29.5% Foreign born (28.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,253 (+11.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Rio Grande City:

  • STARR COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (FM RD 3167 BOX 78)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Rio Grande City:

  • MISSION HOSPITAL INC (about 35 miles; MISSION, TX)
  • MC ALLEN HEART HOSP (about 42 miles; MC ALLEN, TX)
  • RIO GRANDE REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 42 miles; MC ALLEN, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rio Grande City:

  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 44 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 82 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
  • LAREDO INTL (about 91 miles; LAREDO, TX; Abbreviation: LRD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rio Grande City:

Colleges and Universities

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

  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 45 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 80 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • LAREDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 92 miles; LAREDO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,449)
  • TEXAS A & M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 93 miles; LAREDO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 96 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 96 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,556)

Schools

Public high school in Rio Grande City:

  • RIO GRANDE CITY H S (Students: 2,281; Location: FORT RINGGOLD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rio Grande City:

  • RINGGOLD MIDDLE (Students: 1,458; Location: FORT RINGGOLD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ROQUE GUERRA JR EL (Students: 781; Location: FORT RINGGOLD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ALTO B0NITO ELEMENTARY (Students: 730; Location: FORT RINGGOLD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JOHN & OLIVE HINOJOSA EL (Students: 710; Location: FORT RINGGOLD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GRULLA MIDDLE (Students: 699; Location: FORT RINGGOLD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LA UNION EL (Students: 626; Location: FORT RINGGOLD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GENERAL RICARDO SANCHEZ ELEMENTARY (Students: 619; Location: FORT RINGGOLD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GRULLA EL (Students: 613; Location: FORT RINGGOLD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RINGGOLD EL (Students: 510; Location: FORT RINGGOLD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NORTH GRAMMAR EL (Students: 499; Location: FORT RINGGOLD; Grades: PK – 05)