Rio Grande City, TX
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Rio Grande City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 14,404 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Rio Grande City is the 177th largest community in Texas.

Rio Grande City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rio Grande City is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rio Grande City who work in teaching (14.66%), office and administrative support (11.79%), and sales jobs (7.12%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.08 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Rio Grande City rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.69% of adults 25 and older in Rio Grande City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Rio Grande City in 2010 was $15,880, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,520 for a family of four. However, Rio Grande City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Rio Grande City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.45% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Rio Grande City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rio Grande City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Rio Grande City, accounting for 98.39% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Rio Grande City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rio Grande City include German, Italian, Scottish, and Czech.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Rio Grande City's cultural character, accounting for 28.08% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Rio Grande City is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.