Rio Grande City, Texas Population 2022

15,613
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Rio Grande City is a city located in Starr County Texas. Rio Grande City has a 2020 population of 15,613. It is also the county seat of Starr County. Rio Grande City is currently growing at a rate of 0.96% annually and its population has increased by 1.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,317 in 2010.

The average household income in Rio Grande City is $51,926 with a poverty rate of 29.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $634 per month, and the median house value is $91,500. 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 Citywas:

  • White: 80.11%
  • Two or more races: 14.01%
  • Other race: 5.41%
  • Black or African American: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Asian: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rio Grande City, Texas is 15,613 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,317.

Rio Grande City, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Rio Grande City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,54580.11%
Black or African American390.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.16%
Asian50.03%
Some Other Race7805.41%
Two or More Races2,01914.01%
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Rio Grande City Population by Race

Rio Grande City Population Pyramid 2022

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Rio Grande City Median Age

32.2


Total

30.7


Male

33.7


Female

Rio Grande City Adults

There are 9,834 adults, (1,802 of whom are seniors) in Rio Grande City.

Rio Grande City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

57

Child Dependency Ratio

Rio Grande City Sex Ratio

Female

7,253

50.33%

Male

7,158

49.67%

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
Married88.7%11.3%
All75.8%24.2%
Non Family69.2%30.8%
Female63.6%36.4%
Male57.5%42.5%

75.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rio Grande City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8733.5875.8
Married1,7124.2588.7
Male2004.8857.5
Female9684.7763.6
Non Family9931.0169.2

4.39

Average Family Size

3.58

Average Household Size

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Rio Grande City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,71819.80%
9th to 12th Grade1,40316.17%
High School Graduate2,30326.55%
Some College1,70019.60%
Associates Degree3704.27%
Bachelors Degree7668.83%
Graduate Degree4154.78%
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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
Asian555
White15413043
Hispanic8,4985,4011,132
Other Race35827035
Black25121
2+ Races1,47294937
Native American2323

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$23,088$26,519$22,475
Less Than 9th Grade$18,127$20,314$15,518
High School Graduate$29,313$32,145$17,143
Some College$24,043$26,500$23,889
Bachelors Degree$32,074$39,787$27,008
Graduate Degree$77,083$223,750$62,031

$23,088

Average Earnings

$26,519

Average Male

$22,475

Average Female

Rio Grande City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rio Grande City Language by Age

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Rio Grande City Language

8.53% of Rio Grande City residents speak only English, while 91.47% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 91.41% of the population.

Rio Grande City Language

Rio Grande City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11100.00%
Asian55100.00%
Other230NaN%
Hispanic13,7304,10329.88%
Multiple1,99536618.35%

29.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.38%

Male Poverty Rate

32.59%

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 18.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.40%.

Rio Grande City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.49%
High School25.54%
Some College15.83%
Bachelors or Greater8.21%

Rio Grande City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed10.01%
Male Unemployed43.58%
Female Employed14.28%
Female Unemployed72.00%

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$38,542$53,927
Families$40,976$63,388
Married Families$48,214-
Non Families$14,199$25,161
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Income by Household Type

Rio Grande City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.8%

Male Marriage Rate

36.0%

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 45-54, 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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259

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War40
First Gulf War47
Vietnam144
Korea25
World War II

Rio Grande City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3434
35 to 5453
55 to 6437
65 to 7483
75+52

Rio Grande City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2062.63%
Native American23100.00%
Other Race123.11%
2+ Races181.15%
Hispanic2592.69%

Rio Grande City Veterans by Race

Rio Grande City Veterans by Education

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6.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rio Grande City Veterans by Education

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62.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

14.3%

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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72.39%

Born in Rio Grande City

79.47%

Native Born

20.53%

Foreign Born

15.21%

Non Citizen

5.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.47% of Rio Grande City residents were born in the United States, with 72.39% having been born in Texas. 15.21% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19605,8350.00%
200011,9236,0881.80%
201013,8341,9111.50%
201113,9821481.07%
201214,1301481.06%
201314,2781481.05%
201414,4261481.04%
201514,5741481.03%
201614,7221481.02%
201714,8701481.01%
201815,0181481.00%
201915,1661480.99%
202015,3171511.00%
202115,4651480.97%
202215,6131480.96%

Rio Grande City Population by Year