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Rio Grande Valley Population

Rio Grande Valley Population: 1.2 million

89% Hispanic vs. 35 % for Texas

81% Speaking Spanish at home vs. 27% for Texas

Median Household Income $26,326 vs. $43,406 for Texas

35% under age 18 vs. 28% for Texas

70% no college education vs. 49% for Texas

60,000+ in three major universities in Rio Grande Valley:

  • University of Texas @ Brownsville
  • University of Texas @ Edinburg
  • South Texas College @ McAllen & Weslaco & Starr
  • Texas State Technical College @ Harlingen

  • Starr County                 Hidalgo County
    Catholic 75%                Catholic 39%
    Baptist 1%                       Baptist 3%
    Unchurched 22%         Unchurched 53%
    54,100                             570,400

    Church Affiliation in Rio Grande Valley

     

    Willacy County                Cameron County
    Catholic 60%                    Catholic 40%
    Baptist 6%                          Baptist 4%
    Unchurched 27%            Unchurched 50%
    20,000                                335,000

    Unchurched Population: 548,000