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Overview

Introduction to Del Rio, Texas

Del Rio, Texas, in Val Verde county, is 144 miles W of San Antonio, Texas.

Del Rio History

Del Rio was first settled in the early 18th century; however, development of the area began after the American Civil War. The San Felipe Agricultural, Manufacturing, and Irrigation Company was established in this area in 1868. The city was originally known as San Felipe Del Rio. The name was shortened to Del Rio by the United States Postal Department in 1883. Del Rio became the county seat of the newly formed Val Verde County in 1885. The city was incorporated on November 15, 1911.

Del Rio and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Amistad National Recreation Area
  • Whitehead Memorial Museum
  • Devils River State Natural Area
  • Seminole Canyon State Historical Park
  • Alamo Village
  • Fort Duncan Museum

Things To Do In Del Rio

During your stay in Del Rio, leisure hours can be spent at Roosevelt Park, Moore Park, Buena Vista Park, Uco Park, Star Park, and Oaklawn Memorial Park. The Whitehead Memorial Museum, Seminole Canyon State Historical Park, and Devils River State Natural Area are worth visiting. You can also plan a day trip to Lake Amistad National Recreation Area. In addition, the Recreation Department of Del Rio organizes several special events and programs throughout the year.

Del Rio Transportation

You can avail of air transportation facilities from the Del Rio International Airport.

Del Rio Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by Southwest Texas Junior College, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and Laredo Community College.

People

Total Population 36,119
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 13,775
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 50.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $25,569
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,255
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,405

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,009
% Above Poverty Level 78.6%
% Below Poverty Level 21.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $626
Median House Value $93,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 81.6%
US/American 0%
English 2.2%
Irish 3.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Del Rio Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 144 miles W of San Antonio, Texas
County Val Verde
Standard Zip Codes 78840, 78843
P.O. Box Zip Codes 78841, 78842
Company Zip Codes 78847
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.362
Longitude -100.896

Del Rio Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DEL RIO INTL AP
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 63 F
Apr Temp 59 to 83 F
Jul Temp 74 to 96 F
Oct Temp 61 to 82 F
Annual Precip 18.8 inches
Station AMISTAD DAM
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 58 to 83 F
Jul Temp 73 to 97 F
Oct Temp 59 to 82 F
Annual Precip 18.9 inches
Station CARTA VALLEY 4 W
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 61 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Del Rio, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Laughlin A F B (78840, 78843)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Del Rio Public Libraries

Library
Val Verde County Library
300 SPRING ST
Del Rio, Texas
(830) 774-7595
Library Web Site

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Del Rio Hospitals

VAL VERDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
801 BEDELL AVE
(830) 775-8566
Emergency Service: Yes

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Del Rio High Schools

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DEL RIO H S
205 MEMORIAL DR
830-778-4329
A Title I School.
Serves 1,918 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

MARION RUSSELL MIDDLE
205 MEMORIAL DR
830-778-4560
A Title I School.
Serves 821 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

FERMIN CALDERON EL
205 MEMORIAL DR
830-778-4620
A Title I School.
Serves 747 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

EAGLE ACADEMY OF DEL RIO
405 SH 121 BYPASS BLDG D STE 1
830-774-1559
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 106 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

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