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Carrizo Springs is a city in and the county seat of Dimmit Countymarker, Texasmarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 5,655 at the 2000 census.

History

Carrizo Springs lies along U.S. Route 83, approximately 82 miles northwest of Laredomarker and 45 miles north of the Mexicanmarker border. Route 83 intersects U.S. Route 277 there. The name "Carrizo Springs" derives from similarly-named springs in the area; the name is Spanish for a type of grass once common in the area. Founded in 1865 by settlers from Atascosa Countymarker, Carrizo Springs is the oldest community in the county.

Geography

Carrizo Springs is located at (28.526699, -99.862423) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²), of which, 3.1 square miles (8.1 km²) of it is land and 0.32% is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,655 people, 1,816 households and 1,450 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,812.9 people per square mile (699.8/km²). There were 2,109 housing units at an average density of 676.1/sq mi (261.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.28% White, 1.34% African American, 0.69% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 18.83% from other races, and 2.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 87.21% of the population.

There were 1,816 households out of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 20.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,306, and the median income for a family was $22,375. Males had a median income of $24,536 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,642. About 30.8% of families and 33.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.9% of those under age 18 and 29.9% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The city is served by the Carrizo Springs Consolidated Independent School District.

The city is served by the following schools:
  • Carrizo Springs Elementary School (PreK-4)
  • Carrizo Springs Intermediate School (5-6)
  • Carrizo Springs Junior High School (7-8)
  • Carrizo Springs High School (9-12)


Gallery

Image:U.S. Highway 83 in Carrizo Springs, TX IMG 1997.JPG|Along U.S. Route 83 in Carrizo SpringsImage:U.S. Highway 277 in Carrizo Springs IMG 1702.JPG|Along U.S. Route 277 in Carrizo SpringsImage:First Baptist, Carrizo Springs, TX IMG 1704.JPG|First Baptist Church on Main StreetImage:Circle V Ranch Center in Carrizo Springs, TX IMG 1748.JPG|With its display of a large red Justin boot, the Circle V Ranch Center in Carrizo Springs reflects the western culture of the community

References

  1. Handbook of Texas Online.


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