Carrizo Springs, Texas


Carrizo Springs, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = City of Carrizo Springs
settlement_type = City
nickname =


imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Carrizo Springs water tower


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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location in the state of Texas



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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_name2 = Dimmit
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Ralph Salinas
area_footnotes =
established_date =
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 8.1
area_land_km2 = 8.1
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 3.1
area_land_sq_mi = 3.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
elevation_m = 184
elevation_ft = 604
latd = 28 |latm = 31 |lats = 36 |latNS = N
longd = 99 |longm = 51 |longs = 45 |longEW = W
population_as_of = 2006
population_note =
population_total = 5,682
population_urban =
population_metro =
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
latitude =
longitude =
website = [http://www.dimmitcountytx.com/]
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-12988GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1372953GR|3
footnotes =
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 78834
area_code = 830

Carrizo Springs is a city in Dimmit County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,655 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Dimmit CountyGR|6.

Geography

Carrizo Springs, the county seat of Dimmit County, is on U.S. Highway 83 81.42 miles northwest of Laredo, the seat of Webb County. Carrizo Springs is also forty-five miles east of the Mexican border. The name of the town comes from the local springs, which were named by the Spanish for the cane grass that once grew around the springs. Carrizo Springs is the oldest town in Dimmit County; it was founded in 1865 by a group of fifteen families from Atascosa County, led by Levi English. [ [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/CC/hfc2.html Handbook of Texas Online.] ]

Carrizo Springs is located at coor dms|28|31|36|N|99|51|45|W|city (28.526699, -99.862423)GR|1.

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 censusGR|2 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)

References

External links

* [http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/CC/hfc2.html Handbook of Texas Online article about Carrizo Springs]
* [http://www.cscisd.net/ Carrizo Springs CISD Website]
* [http://www.city-data.com/city/Carrizo-Springs-Texas.html Carrizo Springs, TX Detailed Profile on City-Data]


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