Dilley, Texas

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Dilley, Texas
Downtown Dilley, Texas
Downtown Dilley, Texas
Motto: 
"A slice of the good life"
Location of Dilley, Texas
Location of Dilley, Texas
Frio County Dilley.svg
Coordinates: 28°40′15″N 99°10′11″W / 28.67083°N 99.16972°W / 28.67083; -99.16972Coordinates: 28°40′15″N 99°10′11″W / 28.67083°N 99.16972°W / 28.67083; -99.16972
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyFrio
Government
 • TypeMayor-council government
 • MayorGilbert Eguia
Area
 • Total2.33 sq mi (6.04 km2)
 • Land2.33 sq mi (6.04 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
561 ft (171 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,894
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
4,489
 • Density1,925.78/sq mi (743.67/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78017
Area code830
FIPS code48-20428[3]
GNIS feature ID1356027[4]
Websitewww.cityofdilleytx.com

Dilley is a city in Frio County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,894 at the 2010 census.[5] It is located off Interstate 35 south of the county seat in Pearsall.

Geography[edit]

Dilley is located in southern Frio County at 28°40′15″N 99°10′11″W / 28.67083°N 99.16972°W / 28.67083; -99.16972 (28.670824, –99.169820).[6] Interstate 35 bypasses the city on the west, with access from Exits 82 through 86. I-35 leads northeast 71 miles (114 km) to San Antonio and south 83 miles (134 km) to Laredo. Pearsall, the county seat, is 16 miles (26 km) to the north. Texas State Highway 85 passes through the center of town as Leona Street, leading northeast 49 miles (79 km) to Pleasanton and west 58 miles (93 km) to Carrizo Springs.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Dilley has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km2), all of it land.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930929
19401,24433.9%
19501,80945.4%
19602,11817.1%
19702,36211.5%
19802,5799.2%
19902,6322.1%
20003,67439.6%
20103,8946.0%
2019 (est.)4,489[2]15.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2020 census[edit]

Dilley racial composition[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 383 11.7%
Black or African American (NH) 181 5.53%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 3 0.09%
Asian (NH) 9 0.27%
Some Other Race (NH) 18 0.55%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 15 0.46%
Hispanic or Latino 2,665 81.4%
Total 3,274

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,274 people, 886 households, and 585 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,674 people, 955 households, and 727 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,574.3 people per square mile (608.8/km2). There were 1,158 housing units at an average density of 496.2 per square mile (191.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 66.93% White, 10.40% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 18.81% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 72.24% of the population.

There were 955 households, out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.9% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 14.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 145.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 166.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $19,540, and the median income for a family was $22,021. Males had a median income of $26,825 versus $13,229 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,475. About 32.6% of families and 35.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.5% of those under age 18 and 31.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The city is served by the Dilley Independent School District. The Dilley Independent School District has three schools: Dilley Elementary, Mary Harper Middle School, and Dilley High School.

In popular culture[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Dilley has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Dilley city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved September 7, 2016.[dead link]
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-20.
  9. ^ http://www.census.gov[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Dilley, Texas
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[9][10]

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