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Welcome to Rio Grande City ...

The city of Rio Grande City is located on the South Texas Plains.

Rio Grande City is located in Starr County<1> and is the County Seat for Starr County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rio Grande City has a population of 14,457 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rio Grande City.

The community of Rio Grande City is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rio Grande City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Rio Grande City is located in the (956) area code.

The ZIP code for Rio Grande City: 78582<4>

Websites for Rio Grande City ...

Official Website: www.ci.rio-grande-city.tx.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rio Grande City had an population of 14,457 people. This is an increase of 4.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rio Grande City had a population of 13,834 people (or 22.69% of the total population of Starr County). This makes Rio Grande City the county's most populous community.

The population of Rio Grande City represents 0.06% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 172nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,834 people, the population of Rio Grande City increased 16.03% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,923 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rio Grande City.

Communities near Rio Grande City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rio Grande City.

  • Roma [Starr County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roma
    • Roma [Starr County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Rio Grande City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,476 people
    • Roma has also been known as:
    • Roma-Los Saenz
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roma<6>
  • Sullivan City [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sullivan City
    • Sullivan City [Hidalgo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Rio Grande City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,220 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sullivan City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sullivan City<6>
  • Escobares [Starr County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Escobares
    • Escobares [Starr County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Rio Grande City
    • Estimated population in 2015: 2,451 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Escobares
  • La Grulla [Starr County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grulla
    • La Grulla [Starr County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Rio Grande City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,682 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grulla have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grulla
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Los Alvarez [Starr County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Alvarez
      • Los Alvarez [Starr County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Rio Grande City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Alvarez have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Alvarez
    • El Refugio [Starr County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Refugio
      • El Refugio [Starr County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Rio Grande City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Refugio have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • El Refugio has also been known as:
      • El Refugio Colonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Refugio
    • La Puerta [Starr County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Puerta
      • La Puerta [Starr County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Rio Grande City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Puerta
    • La Carla [Starr County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Carla
      • La Carla [Starr County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Rio Grande City
      • La Carla has also been known as:
      • La Carla Colonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Carla
    • La Rosita [Starr County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Rosita
      • La Rosita [Starr County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Rio Grande City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Rosita have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Rosita
    • Miguel Barrera [Starr County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miguel Barrera
      • Miguel Barrera [Starr County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Rio Grande City
      • Miguel Barrera has also been known as:
      • Miguel Barrera Colonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miguel Barrera

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rio Grande City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rio Grande City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rio Grande City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rio Grande City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rio Grande City. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rio Grande City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rio Grande City ...

Looking for more information about Rio Grande City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rio Grande City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rio Grande City.

Adding Rio Grande City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rio Grande City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rio Grande City was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Rio Grande City in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rio Grande City on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Rio Grande City

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The official website for Rio Grande City: www.ci.rio-grande-city.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Starr, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rio Grande City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rio Grande City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rio Grande City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rio Grande City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rio Grande City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rio Grande City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rio Grande CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rio Grande City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.3838, Longitude: -98.8211    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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