By: Sergio Chapa
The Rio Grande Valley has a new pecking order.
Action 4 News crunched the numbers and learned the Top 10 cities for the Valley has changed.
The biggest change came from the City of Harlingen, which fell from third place to sixth place.
Although Harlingen grew 12.5 percent between 2000 and 2010, three cities in Hidalgo County each grew by more than 50 percent.
But the battle for the number three spot will continue. Only 42 people separate #3 Edinburg from #4 Mission.
Top 10 Cities in the Rio Grande Valley
Although most Valley cities grew by double-digit numbers, cities such as Donna, Port Isabel, San Benito, Elsa and Santa Rosa only had single-digit growth.
Edcouch and Roma were the among the few Valley communities that actually lost population.
Other Valley Cities
|Rio Grande City||13,834||12,185||1,649||13.5%|
|South Padre Island||2,816||2,455||361||14.7%|
The census results will be used for redistricting state and federal legislative districts.
According to the Rio Grande Guardian, both Hidalgo County and Starr County are considering suing the federal government over the census results.