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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    D+
  12. Commute
    B
Rio Grande City is a town in Texas with a population of 14,310. Rio Grande City is in Starr County. Living in Rio Grande City offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Rio Grande City and residents tend to be liberal.
About Rio Grande City...
Population
14,310

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$71,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$577
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Rio Grande City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    376.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,033
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    95.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    39%
    13%

Working in Rio Grande City

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,812
National
$55,322
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Rio Grande City is a nice city to live in the schools and the teachers are really good here especially the math teachers at Early College High School are excellent, and also the consolers there as well. They have a lot of restaurants, the environment there is great not many job opportunities there but it’s also no hard to get a job there mostly a bunch of businesses. Also, the community likes to get involved in a lot of ways to help out the city so that’s a huge plus if you would want to participate in some community action stuff.
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Being born and raised in the city of Rio Grande provides a list of things to love about our small town. We are a small town located near the border in South Texas. We are at the port of entry going in and out of Camargo, Tamualipas. Also, being part of a small town gives us the opportunity of enrolling into a small public school compared to those which class is five hundred plus. Although there is not much to do, the company of other fellow residents make the town of Rio Grande City special. Something to change would be to have a much nicer scenery. As of today, it looks like a broken town, slowing falling apart.
Rio Grande City, for the most part, is a quiet rural town with a gradually growing population, which would be partially due to its proximity to the Starr County International Bridge and the bustling city of McAllen. Even though everyone may not know each other, we come together from time to time to help those in need (donations and soup kitchens) or to celebrate (local festival, fair, and other similar events).