Carrizo Springs, Texas

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Carrizo Springs is a city in and the county seat of Dimmit County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 5,655 at the 2000 census.



Carrizo Springs lies along U.S. Route 83, approximately 82 miles northwest of Laredo and 45 miles north of the Mexican 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 County, Carrizo Springs is the oldest community in the county.[4]


Carrizo Springs is located at 28°31′36″N 99°51′45″W / 28.52667°N 99.8625°W / 28.52667; -99.8625 (28.526699, -99.862423)[5].

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.


As of the census[1] 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.

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