Zavala County

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Zavala County, Texas

200 E Uvalde St County Courthouse
Crystal City, TX 78839
Phone: (830) 374-2331
Fax: (830) 374-5955
www.co.zavala.tx.us

In southern TX, southwest of Del Rio; organized Feb 1, 1858 from Uvalde and Maverick counties. Name Origin: For Manuel Lorenzo Justiniano de Zavala (1789-1836), a governor of the state of Mexico, vice president of the Repubic of TX, and a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence (1836)

Area (sq mi):: 1301.72 (land 1298.48; water 3.24) Population per square mile: 9.10
Population 2005: 11,796 State rank: 156 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 -4.60% Population 2000: 11,600 (White 8.00%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 91.20%; Asian 0.10%; Other 34.40%). Foreign born: 13.80%. Median age: 29.00
Income 2000: per capita $10,034; median household $16,844; Population below poverty level: 41.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $10,873-$13,304
Unemployment (2004): 12.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.90% Median travel time to work: 18.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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