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Welcome to Rio Hondo ...

The city of Rio Hondo is located on the Gulf Coast.

Rio Hondo is located in Cameron County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rio Hondo has a population of 2,657 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Rio Hondo is near sea level<3>.

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

Rio Hondo lies within the (956) area code.

The ZIP code for Rio Hondo: 78583<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rio Hondo had an population of 2,657 people. This is an increase of 12.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.82% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 1,942 people).

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.

Communities near Rio Hondo ...

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

  • Harlingen [Cameron County]
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    • Harlingen [Cameron County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Rio Hondo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,176 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlingen have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlingen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlingen<7>
  • San Benito [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Benito
    • San Benito [Cameron County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Rio Hondo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,085 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Benito have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Benito
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Benito<7>
  • Los Fresnos [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Fresnos
    • Los Fresnos [Cameron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Rio Hondo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,826 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Fresnos have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Fresnos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Fresnos<7>
  • La Feria [Cameron County]
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    • La Feria [Cameron County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Rio Hondo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,240 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Feria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Feria<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Primera [Cameron County]
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      • Primera [Cameron County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Rio Hondo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Primera have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Primera
    • Laguna Vista [Cameron County]
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      • Laguna Vista [Cameron County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Rio Hondo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laguna Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laguna Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laguna Vista<7>
    • Combes [Cameron County]
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      • Combes [Cameron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Rio Hondo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Combes have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Combes has also been known as:
      • Combes Colonia
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Combes<7>
    • Santa Rosa [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Rosa
      • Santa Rosa [Cameron County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Rio Hondo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Rosa have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Rosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Rosa<7>
    • Lyford [Willacy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyford
      • Lyford [Willacy County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Rio Hondo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,513 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyford<7>
    • Rancho Viejo [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rancho Viejo
      • Rancho Viejo [Cameron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Rio Hondo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,446 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rancho Viejo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rancho Viejo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rancho Viejo<7>

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 Hondo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rio Hondo.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rio Hondo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rio Hondo. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Rio Hondo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rio Hondo 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 Hondo was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rio Hondo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cameron County: www.co.cameron.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 Cameron, 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 Hondo.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rio Hondo - 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 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).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Rio Hondo) 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 Hondo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rio HondoOur 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    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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