Rio Grande, Ohio
Rio Grande, Ohio
Bob Evans Farm Hall on the university campus
Location of Rio Grande, Ohio
Location of Rio Grande in Gallia County
|• Total||1.38 sq mi (3.58 km2)|
|• Land||1.37 sq mi (3.55 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||650 ft (198 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||570.07/sq mi (220.16/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1076745|
Rio Grande is home to the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College, the alma mater of Bevo Francis, who set and until recently still held the NCAA basketball single-game scoring record. It is also the original location of Bob Evans Restaurants. The restaurant chain began as a single truck stop diner in Rio Grande.
Rio Grande is located at (38.883731, -82.379968).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 830 people, 223 households, and 142 families residing in the village. The population density was 610.3 inhabitants per square mile (235.6/km2). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 214.7 per square mile (82.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 87.2% White, 8.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.
There were 223 households, of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.3% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.80.
The median age in the village was 21.9 years. 16% of residents were under the age of 18; 47% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17% were from 25 to 44; 12.6% were from 45 to 64; and 7.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 915 people, 232 households, and 145 families residing in the village. The population density was 764.1 people per square mile (294.4/km2). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 231.3 per square mile (89.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.82% White, 4.04% African American, 1.09% Native American, 2.08% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.
There were 232 households, out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 22.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 15.8% under the age of 18, 53.3% from 18 to 24, 15.6% from 25 to 44, 10.8% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $16,932, and the median income for a family was $29,167. Males had a median income of $25,139 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the village was $10,822. About 32.6% of families and 35.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.9% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
Public education in the village of Rio Grande is provided by the Gallipolis City School District. Campuses serving the village include Rio Grande Elementary School, Gallia Academy Middle School, and Gallia Academy High School.
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- Mike Puma. "At one time, everyone knew Bevo".
In the early 1950s, Francis became a national sensation playing for tiny Rio (pronounced RYE-oh) Grande College in southeastern Ohio. Almost a half-century later, many of his scoring records still stand. The 6-foot-9, sweet-shooting Francis still holds the college record for most points scored in a game (113) and his 46.5 average in the 1953-54 season remains the NCAA Division II mark.
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