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Rio Grande City is a city in Starr County.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Rio Grande City is 26.379N. The longitude is -98.82W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 174 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,985.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rio Grande City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Starr County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 78582 ZIP code.
0% of Rio Grande City residents report German ancestry, and 0% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rio Grande City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rio Grande City was $9,684, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Rio Grande City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rio Grande City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $205. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $593.
TV stations in Rio Grande City include KTLM.
Starr County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rio Grande City political report.
The average commute time for Rio Grande City workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rio Grande City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Rio Grande City include Best Western Garden Inn & Suites.
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