Rio Grande, OH Demographics


Population (year 2000): 915. Estimated population in July 2005: 875 (-4.4% change)
Males: 452 (49.4%), Females: 463 (50.6%)

Gallia County

Zip code: 45674

Median resident age: 21.1 years
Median household income: $16,932 (year 2000)
Median house value: $83,800 (year 2000)

Races in Rio Grande:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.2%)
  • Black (4.0%)
  • American Indian (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Japanese (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (14.4%), Irish (8.9%), English (5.4%), United States (5.2%), Welsh (2.6%), French (1.4%).

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 1.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rio Grande

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 21.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rio Grande village

  • Never married: 62.1%
  • Now married: 27.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 0.3%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

2.1% Foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.4% Europe, 0.2% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: -79 (-7.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rio Grande:

  • HOLZER MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; GALLIPOLIS, OH)
  • PLEASANT VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; POINT PLEASANT, WV)
  • HOLZER MEDICAL CENTER-JACKSON (about 21 miles; JACKSON, OH)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rio Grande:

  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 38 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; ID: HTS)
  • YEAGER (about 66 miles; CHARLESTON, WV; ID: CRW)
  • MID-OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL (about 73 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; ID: PKB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rio Grande:

  • JAMES A RHODES (about 15 miles; JACKSON, OH; ID: I43)
  • GALLIA-MEIGS REGIONAL (about 17 miles; GALLIPOLIS, OH; ID: GAS)
  • MASON COUNTY (about 21 miles; POINT PLEASANT, WV; ID: 3I2)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Rio Grande:

  • UNIVERSITY OF RIO GRANDE (Full-time enrollment: 1,766; Location: 218 N COLLEGE AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rio.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • GALLIA JACKSON VINTON JOINT VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DIST (FT enrollment: 217; Location: BOX 157; Public)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rio Grande:

  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; Full-time enrollment: 12,361)
  • OHIO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 36 miles; ATHENS, OH; FT enrollment: 18,721)
  • SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; PORTSMOUTH, OH; FT enrollment: 2,849)
  • HOCKING TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 41 miles; NELSONVILLE, OH; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG (about 64 miles; PARKERSBURG, WV; FT enrollment: 2,306)
  • WEST VIRGINIA STATE COLLEGE (about 70 miles; INSTITUTE, WV; FT enrollment: 3,688)
  • DENISON UNIVERSITY (about 83 miles; GRANVILLE, OH; FT enrollment: 2,101)

Schools

Public high school in Rio Grande:

  • BUCKEYE HILLS CAREER CENTER (Location: PO BOX 157; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Rio Grande:

  • RIO GRANDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 313; Location: 103 LEWIS ROAD; Grades: PK – 06)