Dimmit County, Texas

The Dimmit County is a county located in the state of Texas in the United States. The the county seat ( county seat ) is located in Carrizo Springs.


The County is located south of the geographic center of Texas and borders with its south-western tip of Mexico. It has an area of ​​3456 km ², of which 9 km ² water surface are. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Zavala County, La Salle County, Webb County and Maverick County.


Dimmit County was formed in 1858 from parts of Bexar County, Maverick County, Uvalde County and Webb County. It was named for Philip Dimmitt, a leading figure during the Texas Revolution.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2000 lived in Dimmit County 10,248 people in 3,308 households and 2,646 families. The population density was 3 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 76.95 percent White, 0.88 percent African American, 0.70 percent Native American, 0.66 percent Asian, 0.07 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 18.23 percent from other races groups; 2.51 percent were descended from two or more races. 84.97 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 3,308 households out of which 42.0 per cent of children or young people who lived with them. 57.4 percent were married couples living together, 17.2 percent were single mothers and 20.0 percent were non-families. 18.0 percent of all households and 9.3 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 3.60 and the average family size was 3.48 persons.

33.2 percent of the population was under 18 years old, 8.8 percent between 18 and 24, 24.7 percent between 25 and 44, 20.7 percent between 45 and 64 and 12.6 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household was $ 21,917, and the median income for a family was $ 24,579. Males had a median income of $ 25,000, women $ 15,370. The per capita income was 9,765. 33.2 percent of the population 29.7 percent of families are below the poverty line.

Places in County

  • Asherton
  • Big Wells
  • Brundage
  • Carrizo Hill
  • Carrizo Springs
  • Catarina
  • Valley Wells
  • Winter Haven (Texas )