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  2. Crime & Safety
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Rio Hondo is a town in Texas with a population of 2,538. Rio Hondo is in Cameron County. Living in Rio Hondo offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Rio Hondo and residents tend to be liberal.
About Rio Hondo...
Population
2,538

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$61,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$656
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Rio Hondo Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    75.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    339.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    867.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    35%
    13%

Working in Rio Hondo

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,696
National
$55,322
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Rio Hondo Reviews

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Rio Hondo has its on wonders and I have lived here my entire life. We have only recently started growing as a community and I believe that within the next few years it could become more then just a small town that nobody knows or thinks is in Mexico. The city was probably pretty prosperous in its younger days but since then many of the buildings st unused and that is a bit of a downer, but we still have one of the only two bridges in the U.S. that is built in the manner. Rio Hondo may not be a great big city but it is my home and I believe it will have a lot to offer in time to come.
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the people in Rio Hondo are really nice and friendly. any place you stop you will be greeted nicely and if you have any questions they will get answered efficiently.
Our stripes, everyone is generous.