Rancho Viejo, Texas

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Rancho Viejo is a town in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,754 at the 2000 census. The town is named from a ranch in that area named "Rancho Viejo" or old ranch. This ranch was owned by Blas Maria de la Garza Falcón, whose name was given to a nearby dam, Falcon Dam.

Rio Hondo is part of the BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Rancho Viejo is located at 26°2′18″N 97°33′16″W / 26.03833°N 97.55444°W / 26.03833; -97.55444 (26.038219, -97.554392)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (7.05%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,754 people, 705 households, and 511 families residing in the town. The population density was 832.6 people per square mile (321.0/km²). There were 1,160 housing units at an average density of 550.6/sq mi (212.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.80% White, 0.51% African American, 0.11% Native American, 4.33% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 5.13% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 48.00% of the population.

There were 705 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.

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