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Rio Hondo is a city in Cameron County, in the Brownsville-Harlingen metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for "deep river"

The latitude of Rio Hondo is 26.235N. The longitude is -97.581W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,057.


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Median household income
Local
$26,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rio Hondo demographic reports
Rio Hondo is on Arroyo Colorado
Wildlife: Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Texas Air Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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2% of Rio Hondo residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rio Hondo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rio Hondo was $9,871, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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6% of Rio Hondo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rio Hondo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $253.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $570.


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Libraries in Rio Hondo include Rio Hondo Public Library ... View libraries

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Cameron County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rio Hondo political report.

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The average commute time for Rio Hondo workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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