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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,007
Male Share of the Population50.8%
Female Share of the Population49.2%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+13,678
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married52%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,059
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,669
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,207

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,232
% Above Poverty Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$633
Median House Value$95,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)80.7%
German3.1%
Irish3.1%
English1.7%
Italian0.9%
French Except Basque0.6%
Scottish0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Del Rio Almanac

CategoryValue
County Val Verde County
Standard Zip Codes78840, 78843
P.O. Box Zip Codes78841, 78842
Company Zip Codes78847
Phone Area Codes432, 830
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.37
Approximate Longitude-100.89

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)

StationDEL RIO INTL AP
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp40 to 63 F
Apr Temp59 to 83 F
Jul Temp74 to 96 F
Oct Temp61 to 82 F
Annual Precip18.8 inches
StationAMISTAD DAM
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp58 to 83 F
Jul Temp73 to 97 F
Oct Temp59 to 82 F
Annual Precip18.9 inches
StationCARTA VALLEY 4 W
Distance31.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 61 F
Apr Temp53 to 80 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip22.7 inches

Del Rio Public Libraries

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

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Del Rio Hospitals

Val Verde Regional Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
801 Bedell Avenue

Del Rio Public Schools

Buena Vista El
100 Echo Vly Dr
ZIP: 78840
(830) 778-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 854
Del Rio Freshman School
90 Memorial Dr
ZIP: 78840
(830) 778-4400
Other
Total Enrollment 819
Del Rio H S
100 Memorial Dr
ZIP: 78840
(830) 778-4329
High
Total Enrollment 2134
Del Rio Middle
720 E De La Rosa
ZIP: 78840
(830) 778-4530
Middle
Total Enrollment 1507
Dr Fermin Calderon El
1900 Hwy 90 E
ZIP: 78840
(830) 778-4620
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Dr Lonnie Green Jr El
905 Cantu Rd
ZIP: 78840
(830) 778-4756
Primary
Total Enrollment 728
Garfield El
300 W Martin
ZIP: 78840
(830) 778-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 877
Irene C Cardwell El
400 Aguirre St
ZIP: 78840
(830) 778-4651
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Lamar El
301 Waters Ave
ZIP: 78840
(830) 778-4730
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
North Heights El
1100 Ave C
ZIP: 78840
(830) 778-4777
Primary
Total Enrollment 703
Premier H S Of Del Rio
4300 E Hwy 90
ZIP: 78840
(830) 298-2100
High
Total Enrollment 102
Radiance Academy Of Learning (del Rio)
709 B Kings Way
ZIP: 78840
(830) 774-6230
Other
Total Enrollment 287
Ruben Chavira El
2253 S Us Hwy 277
ZIP: 78840
(830) 778-4668
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
San Felipe Memorial Middle
1207 W Garza
ZIP: 78840
(830) 778-4570
Middle
Total Enrollment 772
Juvenile Detention Center
Griner St
ZIP: 78842
(830) 778-4450

Del Rio Private Schools

Sacred Heart Catholic School
209 E Greenwood St
ZIP: 78840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 175
St James Episcopal School
206 W Greenwood St
ZIP: 78840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 115
The Bible Way Christian Academy
409 E Cortinas St
ZIP: 78840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 153
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