Dell City, Texas

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Dell City, Texas
City
Location of Dell City, Texas
Location of Dell City, Texas
Hudspeth County DellCity.svg
Coordinates: 31°56′7″N 105°12′1″W / 31.93528°N 105.20028°W / 31.93528; -105.20028Coordinates: 31°56′7″N 105°12′1″W / 31.93528°N 105.20028°W / 31.93528; -105.20028
Country United States
State Texas
County Hudspeth
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,701 ft (1,128 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 413
 • Density 250.1/sq mi (96.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 79837
Area code(s) 915
FIPS code 48-19708[1]
GNIS feature ID 1355897[2]

Dell City is a city in Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. The population was 413 at the 2000 census. It is the home of Paulville.

It was incorporated in 1948 shortly after the discovery of an underground water supply by oil prospectors, which attracted farmers to the area. Its name is a reference to the nursery rhyme "The Farmer In The Dell." [3][4]

Geography[edit]

Dell City is located at 31°56′7″N 105°12′1″W / 31.93528°N 105.20028°W / 31.93528; -105.20028 (31.935324, -105.200298).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land. Dell City is approximately 17 miles (27 km) west of the Guadalupe Mountains in Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Education[edit]

The Dell City area is served by the Dell City Independent School District. The district has about 113 students in grades kindergarten through 12th. The district has just one school.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 383
1980 495 29.2%
1990 569 14.9%
2000 413 −27.4%
2010 365 −11.6%
Est. 2012 350 −4.1%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 413 people, 155 households, and 119 families residing in the city. The population density was 250.1 people per square mile (96.6/km²). There were 226 housing units at an average density of 136.9 per square mile (52.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.50% White, 1.45% African American, 1.94% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 32.69% from other races, and 2.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 69.25% of the population.

There were 155 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,602, and the median income for a family was $21,667. Males had a median income of $24,135 versus $18,571 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,580. About 26.4% of families and 29.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.1% of those under age 18 and 38.6% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Dell City, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 81
(27)
87
(31)
93
(34)
101
(38)
108
(42)
115
(46)
112
(44)
108
(42)
105
(41)
101
(38)
90
(32)
79
(26)
115
(46)
Average high °F (°C) 60.0
(15.6)
64.8
(18.2)
72.7
(22.6)
80.8
(27.1)
89.4
(31.9)
97.6
(36.4)
97.3
(36.3)
94.9
(34.9)
88.8
(31.6)
80.5
(26.9)
68.4
(20.2)
59.3
(15.2)
79.5
(26.4)
Average low °F (°C) 25.4
(−3.7)
30.0
(−1.1)
35.6
(2)
42.9
(6.1)
52.6
(11.4)
60.9
(16.1)
64.8
(18.2)
63.5
(17.5)
56.2
(13.4)
44.4
(6.9)
32.2
(0.1)
25.6
(−3.6)
44.5
(6.9)
Record low °F (°C) 3
(−16)
−9
(−23)
11
(−12)
20
(−7)
32
(0)
44
(7)
53
(12)
50
(10)
34
(1)
21
(−6)
9
(−13)
−5
(−21)
−9
(−23)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.43
(10.9)
0.59
(15)
0.28
(7.1)
0.27
(6.9)
0.89
(22.6)
0.94
(23.9)
1.48
(37.6)
1.89
(48)
1.74
(44.2)
0.99
(25.1)
0.54
(13.7)
0.52
(13.2)
10.55
(268)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center[6]

Notable people[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Information about Dell City sponsored by the Dell City Chamber of Commerce.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Dell City Texas". Texas Escapes. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  4. ^ "N". Texas Tech University Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Retrieved 2012-09-15. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Information". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved April 1, 2013.