Dell City, Texas

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Population in 2022: 269 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -34.9%
 
Males: 112  (41.7%)
Females: 157  (58.3%)
Median resident age:

52.2 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip codes: 79837.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $37,333 (it was $19,602 in 2000)
Dell City:

$37,333
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $22,491 (it was $9,580 in 2000)

Dell City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $-771,428,571 (it was $24,200 in 2000)
Dell City $-771,428,571
TX $275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $50,169; detached houses: $63,100; mobile homes: $22,206
March 2022 cost of living index in Dell City: -29917.8 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 11.0%
(14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.3% for two or more races residents)

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According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Dell City, Texas as of May 29, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dell City is 168 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (10.0%), Irish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3698 feet

Land area: 1.65 square miles.

Population density: 163 people per square mile   (very low).

Dell City, Texas map

21 residents are foreign born (25.0% Latin America).

This city:

25.0%
Texas:

17.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Dell City city:

0.9% ($215)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: El Paso, TX (72.5 miles , pop. 563,662).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (414.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Pinon, NM (7.0 miles),
Southeast Otero, NM (7.1 miles ),
Whites City, NM (7.1 miles),
Sierra Blanca, TX (7.3 miles ),
Butterfield, TX (7.3 miles),
Timberon, NM (7.5 miles ),
Homestead Meadows North, TX (7.6 miles ),
Homestead Meadows South, TX (7.6 miles )

Latitude: 31.94 N, Longitude: 105.20 W

Area code: 915

Distribution of median household income in Dell City, TX in 2022
Distribution of house value in Dell City, TX in 2022
Dell City satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.5%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Dell City, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (28.8%)
  • Utilities (11.5%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (34.9%)
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Utilities (12.8%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.3%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.7%)
  • Educational services (15.9%)
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Utilities (9.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.1%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Dell City, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (15.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (24.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.3%)
  • Religious workers (7.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)

Average climate in Dell City, Texas

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Earthquake activity:

Dell City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 358% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 157.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from Dell City center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 126.0 miles away from Dell City center
On 6/29/2014 at 04:59:35, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 236.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/4/2006 at 08:32:32, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 489.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 269.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hudspeth County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dell City topographic map

Airports and heliports located in Dell City:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dell City:

  • El Paso Community College (about 70 miles; El Paso, TX; Full-time enrollment: 19,576)
  • Vista College (about 72 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 3,453)
  • The University of Texas at El Paso (about 78 miles; El Paso, TX; FT enrollment: 18,008)
  • New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (about 94 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 5,640)
  • New Mexico State University-Main Campus (about 94 miles; Las Cruces, NM; FT enrollment: 14,497)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus (about 104 miles; Roswell, NM; FT enrollment: 2,212)
  • Sul Ross State University (about 143 miles; Alpine, TX; FT enrollment: 2,101)

Public high school in Dell City:

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Library in Dell City:

  • GRACE GREBING PUBLIC/SCHOOL LIBRARY (Operating income: $44,599; Location: 110 N MAIN; 14,392 books; 230 audio materials; 2,056 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 33 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Birthplace of: Laura Lynch - Musician.

Hudspeth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.8%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Dell City:

Marital status in Dell City, TX
  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 10.6%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

For population 25 years and over in Dell City:

  • High school or higher: 58.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.2
Texas average:

14.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dell City, TX (based on Hudspeth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,4603
Evangelical Protestant2626
Mainline Protestant441
Other2-
None1,708-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Hudspeth County:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Hudspeth County:

6.17 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Here:

9.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

9.25 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hudspeth County:

9.5%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hudspeth County:

16.4%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dell City:

44.7%
Texas:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.4%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Dell City:

28.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

28.8%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dell City:

10.7%
Texas:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dell City:

35.7%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
Here:

50.0%
Texas:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.0%
State:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dell City, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$5,003$60,0360$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,554
Totals for Government 1$5,003$60,0361$1,554

Dell City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $110,000 ($408.92)
    Financial Administration: $55,000 ($204.46)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $88,000 ($327.14)
    Sewerage: $47,000 ($174.72)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($156.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $87,000 ($323.42)

Dell City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $42,000 ($156.13)
    Other: $7,000 ($26.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($18.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $170,000 ($631.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $122,000 ($453.53)
  • Tax - Property: $65,000 ($241.64)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,000 ($70.63)
    Public Utilities Sales: $18,000 ($66.91)

Dell City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $53,000 ($197.03)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dell City:

  • KELP (1590 AM; 50 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: MCCLATCHEY BROADCASTING)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KAMA (750 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KTSM (690 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBNA (920 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KSVE (1150 AM; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KROD (600 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF EL PASO, INC.)
  • KXPL (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: K-FINA RESULTS, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KSNM (570 AM; 5 kW; LAS CRUCES, NM; Owner: SUNRISE BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KHEY (1380 AM; 5 kW; EL PASO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

Dell City fatal accident list:

Nov 10, 2013 03:05 PM, Cr-Lutric Rd, Lat: 31.892844, Lon: -105.165044, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KB5ZJW, Licensee ID: L00359922, Grant Date: 02/22/2013, Expiration Date: 03/23/2023, Certifier: Chancy E Harbolt, Registrant: Chancy E Harbolt, Dell City, TX 79837-0222

  • Call Sign: KD5EUA, Licensee ID: L00359921, Grant Date: 06/13/2018, Expiration Date: 07/15/2028, Certifier: Kathleen H Harbolt, Registrant: Kathleen H Harbolt, Dell City, TX 79837

  • Call Sign: KG5AEA, Licensee ID: L01839724, Grant Date: 02/07/2014, Expiration Date: 02/07/2024, Cancellation Date: 03/11/2014, Certifier: Waverly A Duggar, Registrant: Waverly A Duggar, Dell City, TX 79837

  • Call Sign: WA5WAV, Previous Call Sign: KG5AEA, Licensee ID: L01839724, Grant Date: 03/11/2014, Expiration Date: 03/11/2024, Certifier: Waverly A Duggar, Registrant: Waverly A Duggar, Dell City, TX 79837

  • Call Sign: KR5V, Previous Call Sign: WZ7L, Licensee ID: L00682509, Grant Date: 05/12/2020, Expiration Date: 05/12/2030, Certifier: Michael R Knitter, Registrant: Michael R Knitter, Dell City, TX 79837


Most common first names in Dell City, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James570.4 years
Jose465.5 years
John467.8 years
Maria476.7 years
Francisco272.0 years
Alvin272.5 years
Frank273.0 years
Jack267.5 years
Lavada275.4 years
Lola286.5 years
Most common last names in Dell City, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lewis982.1 years
Carpenter483.0 years
Lynch481.2 years
Chacon371.7 years
Lee379.0 years
Adams283.0 years
Gentry263.6 years
Gomez282.0 years
Heady291.0 years
Gonzales271.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dell City, TX
  • 64.0%Utility gas
  • 36.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dell City, TX
  • 69.2%Utility gas
  • 30.8%Electricity


Dell City compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
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