Dell City, Texas

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

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]



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 (4.3 km²), all of it land.

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.


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/sq mi (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.

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