Rio Hondo, TX Population

Population: 1,942. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,082 (+7.2% change)
Males: 940 (48.4%), Females: 1,002 (51.6%)

Cameron County

Zip code: 78583

Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $26,250
Median house value: $44,900

Races in Rio Hondo:

  • Hispanic (82.7%)
  • Other race (20.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (16.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)

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

Ancestries: United States (2.3%), German (1.6%), English (1.4%).

Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 1.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rio Hondo

  • High school or higher: 48.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rio Hondo city

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

14.9% Foreign born (14.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +153 (+8.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rio Hondo:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rio Hondo:

  • VALLEY INTL (about 5 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
  • BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INT’L (about 26 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: BRO)
  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 46 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rio Hondo:

Amtrak station near Rio Hondo:

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

Colleges and Universities

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

  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 8 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 22 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)
  • TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE (about 22 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,556)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 43 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 89 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-CORPUS CHRISTI (about 103 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,282)

Schools

Public high school in Rio Hondo:

  • RIO HONDO H S (Students: 599; Location: 215 W COLORADO; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rio Hondo:

  • RIO HONDO EL (Students: 621; Location: 215 W COLORADO; Grades: PK – 02)
  • RIO HONDO J H (Students: 493; Location: 215 W COLORADO; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RIO HONDO INT (Students: 462; Location: 215 W COLORADO; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • CAMERON CO J J A E P (Students: 2; Location: 215 W COLORADO; Grades: 06 – 12)

Libraries

Library in Rio Hondo:

  • RIO HONDO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $36,118; Location: 121 N ARROYO BLVD; 20,950 books; 67 audio materials; 528 video materials; 31 serial subscriptions)