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Rio Grande, New Jersey
Rio Grande is located at 39°0'57" North, 74°52'41" West (39.015781, -74.878119).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,444 people, 1,029 households, and 658 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 399.8/km² (1,036.8/mi²). There are 1,294 housing units at an average density of 211.7/km² (548.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 90.79% White, 4.50% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. 3.03% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,029 households out of which 25.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% are married couples living together, 13.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% are non-families. 30.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the CDP the population is spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $28,424, and the median income for a family is $38,007. Males have a median income of $32,935 versus $19,643 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $18,792. 21.4% of the population and 20.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 32.5% of those under the age of 18 and 17.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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