Rio Bravo, Texas

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Rio Bravo is a city in Webb County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,553 at the 2000 census. The city is the second largest in Webb County.



Rio Bravo is located at 27°21′53″N 99°28′46″W / 27.36472°N 99.47944°W / 27.36472; -99.47944 (27.364817, -99.479349)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it is land and 1.45% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,553 people, 1,204 households, and 1,122 families residing in the city. The population density was 8,153.4 people per square mile (3,153.0/km²). There were 1,347 housing units at an average density of 1,977.8/sq mi (764.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.61% White, 0.34% African American, 0.99% Native American, 0.02% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 16.62% from other races, and 3.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 97.69% of the population.

There were 1,204 households out of which 70.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.1% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 6.8% were non-families. 6.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.61 and the average family size was 4.82.

In the city the population was spread out with 45.8% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 12.0% from 45 to 64, and 4.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 20 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $17,149, and the median income for a family was $17,513. Males had a median income of $14,265 versus $12,222 for females. The per capita income for the city was $4,566. About 53.4% of families and 57.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 64.1% of those under age 18 and 55.1% of those age 65 or over.

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