- Rio Vista, Texas
official_name = Rio Vista, Texas
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area_total_sq_mi = 0.8
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population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 656
population_density_km2 = 319.8
population_density_sq_mi = 828.3
timezone = Central (CST)
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utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_m = 223
elevation_ft = 732
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Rio Vista is a city in Johnson County,
Texas, United States. The population was 656 at the 2000 census. The proper way to pronounce the name of the town is "RYE-o Vista", not "REE-o Vista".
Rio Vista is located at coor dms|32|14|16|N|97|22|38|W|city (32.237783, -97.377151)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 656 people, 236 households, and 178 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 828.3 people per square mile (320.6/km²). There were 260 housing units at an average density of 328.3/sq mi (127.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.27% White, 0.15% Native American, 2.74% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.18% of the population.This accounts for the incorrect way locals pronounce the name of their own town. As more Hispanics move into the area, hopefully the situation will be rectified. Rio Vista is Spanish for "river view" and is properly pronounced REE - oh VISTA, not RYE-vista as it is pronounced locally. Mexia, Texas has a similar dilemma, but has steadfastly remained "Muh HAY uh" rather than the correct "Me HEE ah".No doubt, at some point, city leaders will be called upon to address this issue with a formal proclamation.
There were 236 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.6% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $30,859, and the median income for a family was $31,696. Males had a median income of $27,206 versus $18,333 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $12,806. About 6.7% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.
The City of Rio Vista is served by the
Rio Vista Independent School District.
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