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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rio Hondo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cameron County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Brownsville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78550 ZIP code.
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.
6% of Rio Hondo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rio Hondo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $253. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $570.
Libraries in Rio Hondo include Rio Hondo Public Library ... View libraries
Cameron County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rio Hondo political report.
The average commute time for Rio Hondo workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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