Val Verde County

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Val Verde County, Texas

PO Box 1267
Del Rio, TX 78841
Phone: (830) 774-7564
Fax: (830) 774-7608

On the southwestern border of TX, northwest of Laredo; organized Feb 20, 1885 from Kinney and Pecos counties. Name Origin: A shortening of the Spanish valle verde 'green valley.'

Area (sq mi):: 3232.40 (land 3170.38; water 62.02) Population per square mile: 15.00
Population 2005: 47,596 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 6.10%; 1990-2000 15.80% Population 2000: 44,856 (White 21.70%; Black or African American 1.50%; Hispanic or Latino 75.50%; Asian 0.60%; Other 21.60%). Foreign born: 23.40%. Median age: 30.80
Income 2000: per capita $12,096; median household $28,376; Population below poverty level: 26.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,797-$18,894
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 17.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Del Rio County seat (35,816)

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