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Rio Hondo, Texas

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Welcome to Rio Hondo ...

The city of Rio Hondo is located in Cameron County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Rio Hondo has a population of 2,757 people<1> (see below for details).

Rio Hondo is near sea level<2>.

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

The area code for Rio Hondo: (956)

The ZIP code for Rio Hondo: 78583<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rio Hondo had a population of 2,356 people. This makes Rio Hondo the county's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,356 people, the population of Rio Hondo increased 21.32% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,942 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Rio Hondo had an population of 2,757 people. This is an increase of 17.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.97% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Rio Hondo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Rio Hondo - they are located in California and New Mexico.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rio Hondo.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rio Hondo. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rio Hondo. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rio Hondo.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Rio Hondo:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rio Hondo ...

Looking for more information about Rio Hondo? 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 Hondo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rio Hondo.

Communities near Rio Hondo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Brownsville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Rio Hondo

Harlingen   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Rio Hondo

San Benito   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Rio Hondo

Los Fresnos   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Rio Hondo

La Feria   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Rio Hondo

Primera   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Rio Hondo

Laguna Vista   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Rio Hondo

Combes   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Rio Hondo

Santa Rosa   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Rio Hondo

Lyford   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Rio Hondo

Located in Willacy County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Rio Hondo.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rio Hondo.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rio Hondo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 Hondo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rio Hondo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rio Hondo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rio Hondo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rio Hondo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rio Hondo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.2353, Longitude: -97.5821     [Map].






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