Del Rio

Del Rio

[del ree-oh]
Del Rio, city (1990 pop. 30,705), seat of Val Verde co., W Tex., on the Rio Grande opposite Ciudad Acuña, Mexico; founded 1868, inc. 1911. It is the marketing and distribution center for a region known for its sheep, wool, and mohair. Irrigated farms also yield truck crops and fruits (especially grapes). Its bridge to Mexico has made Del Rio important in tourist traffic and in importing from Mexican factories (see maquiladoras). Laughlin Air Force Base is to the east. The spectacular S-shaped International Amistad (Friendship) Dam and its lake on the Rio Grande are 12 mi (19 km) northeast. Del Rio suffered disastrous floods in Aug., 1998.
Del Rio is a census-designated place (CDP) in Stanislaus County, California, United States. The population was 1,168 at the 2000 census.


Del Rio is located at (37.746449, -121.011604).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (13.10%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,168 people, 407 households, and 361 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 800.5 people per square mile (308.9/km²). There were 419 housing units at an average density of 287.2/sq mi (110.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.27% White, 1.63% African American, 0.51% Native American, 8.13% Asian, 2.14% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.25% of the population.

There were 407 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.8% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.3% were non-families. 9.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 19.2% from 25 to 44, 33.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $108,285, and the median income for a family was $134,354. Males had a median income of $0 versus $31,100 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $60,837. About 2.7% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Planning functions

Del Rio has been subject to a number of planning activities, beginning with the 1992 analysis by Stanislaus County regarding the projected growth impacts of this area. This plan, an integral part of the county General Plan, emphasized a continuation of the low density development of the Del Rio area, with balanced uses based upon the historic residential, agricultural and open space precedent land uses. The plan included prioritization of high quality residential development and the undergrounding of all utility infrastructure.

In regard to environmental factors the 1992 plan called for extensive protection of riparian zones along the Stanislaus River. The plan also analyzed air quality impacts of future land development and transportation change; these studies were carried out in a companion document prepared by Earthmetrics, and these analyses were used to size the future roadway system and intersection controls.

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In the state legislature Del Rio is located in the 14th Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cogdill, and in the 25th Assembly District, represented by Republican Tom Berryhill. Federally, Del Rio is located in California's 19th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +10 and is represented by Republican George Radanovich.

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