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Rio Vista, TX

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Overview


Rio Vista is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,168 people and just one neighborhood, Rio Vista is the 823rd largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Rio Vista was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Rio Vista economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Rio Vista, where the median household income is $68,078.00.

Occupations and Workforce

Rio Vista is a blue-collar town, with 38.70% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Rio Vista is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rio Vista who work in office and administrative support (13.51%), sales jobs (11.23%), and management occupations (10.32%).

Setting & Lifestyle

In Rio Vista, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.51 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Demographics

In Rio Vista, just 12.62% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rio Vista in 2022 was $27,875, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,500 for a family of four. However, Rio Vista contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Rio Vista home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rio Vista residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Rio Vista include English, Irish, German, French, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Rio Vista is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Rio Vista, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 92.1% of commuters who live in the neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Rio Vista are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 18.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 37.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.0%), and 16.5% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.9%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Rio Vista, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (18.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.5%), and residents who report Mexican roots (11.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.9%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (35.0% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (92.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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