Rio Grande City, Texas Population 2021

14,647
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Rio Grande City is a city located in Starr County Texas. It is also the county seat of Starr County. With a 2020 population of 14,647, it is the 191st largest city in Texas and the 2352nd largest city in the United States . Rio Grande City is currently growing at a rate of 0.47% annually and its population has increased by 5.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,834 in 2010. Rio Grande City reached it's highest population of 14,647 in 2021. Spanning over 11 miles, Rio Grande City has a population density of 1,290 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rio Grande City is $51,926 with a poverty rate of 34.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $643 per month, and the median house value is $72,100. The median age in Rio Grande City is 32.1 years, 30.9 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

Rio Grande City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rio Grande City was:

  • White: 95.22%
  • Other race: 3.41%
  • Two or more races: 0.99%
  • Black or African American: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Asian: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rio Grande City, Texas is 14,647 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,443.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,834.

Rio Grande City, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202165,4013840.59%
202065,0173840.59%
201964,6333840.59%
201864,2491190.19%
201764,1302360.37%
201663,8944100.64%
201563,4845190.82%
201462,9655840.93%
201362,3814110.66%
201261,9703280.53%
201161,6425080.82%
201061,1340.00%

Rio Grande City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,71995.22%
Some Other Race4923.41%
Two or More Races1430.99%
Black or African American270.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.17%
Asian30.02%
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Rio Grande City Population by Race

Rio Grande City Population Pyramid $2021

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Rio Grande City Median Age

32.1


Total

30.9


Male

34.8


Female

Rio Grande City Adults

There are 10,087 adults, (1,835 of whom are seniors) in Rio Grande City.

Rio Grande City Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Rio Grande City Sex Ratio

Female

7,148

49.61%

Male

7,260

50.39%

Rio Grande City Population by Age

Rio Grande City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rio Grande City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.1%13.9%
Male74.6%25.4%
All71.5%28.5%
Female64.5%35.5%
Non Family60.9%39.1%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rio Grande City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9063.5571.5
Married1,3364.2886.1
Non Family1,1751.0160.9
Female1,1355.1864.5
Male2604.1274.6

4.55

Average Family Size

3.55

Average Household Size

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Rio Grande City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,71119.77%
9th to 12th Grade1,89921.94%
High School Graduate2,07723.99%
Some College1,24314.36%
Associates Degree5226.03%
Bachelors Degree7568.73%
Graduate Degree4485.18%
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Rio Grande City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rio Grande City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic8,4844,8921,155
Other Race37725638
White14612845
2+ Races1055721
Black27151
Native American2424
Asian333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Rio Grande City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,223$21,853$19,789
Less Than 9th Grade$13,508$18,441$8,472
High School Graduate$20,255$20,763$17,306
Some College$25,464$27,232$25,022
Bachelors Degree$39,041$46,518$31,857
Graduate Degree$86,167$250,000$85,453

$21,223

Average Earnings

$21,853

Average Male

$19,789

Average Female

Rio Grande City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rio Grande City Language by Age

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Rio Grande City Language

7.24% of Rio Grande City residents speak only English, while 92.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 92.72% of the population.

Rio Grande City Language

Rio Grande City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,7034,72834.50%
Other4816413.31%
Multiple1431812.59%
Asian33100.00%
Black11100.00%

34.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.77%

Male Poverty Rate

38.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rio Grande City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rio Grande City is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rio Grande City is Multiple, with 12.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.93%.

Rio Grande City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.49%
High School35.78%
Some College25.53%
Bachelors or Greater1.83%

Rio Grande City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed82.59%
Male Unemployed50.61%
Male Employed16.17%
Female Employed15.71%

Rio Grande City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rio Grande City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,084$51,926
Families$40,296$61,782
Married Families$43,478-
Non Families$12,821$25,386
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Income by Household Type

Rio Grande City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Rio Grande City Married by Age and Sex

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Rio Grande City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rio Grande City Marital Status by Race

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Rio Grande City Marital Status

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249

Number of Veterans

249

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam145
Second Gulf War57
Korea36
First Gulf War25
World War II

Rio Grande City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7498
18 to 3450
75+45
35 to 5432
55 to 6424

Rio Grande City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic2352.38%
White1952.05%
Native American24100.00%
Other Race163.97%
Black1451.85%

Rio Grande City Veterans by Race

Rio Grande City Veterans by Education

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6.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rio Grande City Veterans by Education

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57.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

14.9%

Unemployment Rate

Rio Grande City Employment by Age

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Rio Grande City Employment by Race

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Rio Grande City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.86%

Born in Rio Grande City

76.88%

Native Born

23.12%

Foreign Born

16.46%

Non Citizen

6.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.88% of Rio Grande City residents were born in the United States, with 70.86% having been born in Texas. 16.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rio Grande City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,647680.47%
202014,579680.47%
201914,511680.47%
201814,44390.06%
201714,434310.22%
201614,403730.51%
201514,3301140.80%
201414,2161160.82%
201314,100910.65%
201214,009660.47%
201113,943970.70%
201013,8461,9231.51%
200011,9236,0881.80%
19605,8350.00%

Rio Grande City Population by Year