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78521 Zip Code (Brownsville, TX) Detailed Profile




Cities: Brownsville, TX (23.55%), South Point, TX (1.11%), Reid Hope King, TX (0.25%), Villa Pancho, TX (0.23%)
County: Cameron County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 94,340
Zip code population in 2010: 93,818
Zip code population in 2000: 84,485

Houses and condos: 28,496
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,326
% of renters here:

41%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 78521: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 93.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 27.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,013 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 78521
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.7% ($1,330)
Texas:

1.8% ($3,020)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,603 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,113 (1.7%)

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Males: 45,429  (48.2%)
Females: 48,910  (51.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 78521:

  • High school or higher: 56.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 78521:

  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 4.2%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

Zip code 78521 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 78521 (2017)
    • 89,116105.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,1604.9%White
    • 2570.3%Asian
    • 960.1%Black
    • 870.1%Two or more races
    • 470.06%American Indian
    • 470.06%Some other race
    • 80.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 92,785
Rural population: 1,554

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $77,594
78521:

$77,594
Texas:

$172,200



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 158 registered sex offenders living in 78521 zip code as of October 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 78521 is 597 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

29.0 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.7 people
Texas:

2.9 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 78521, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $28,649 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$28,649
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $26,210 (reported on 86.8% of returns)
Here:

$26,210
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 77.8% for AGIs below $25k, 88.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 85.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 36.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,958 (reported on 7.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,958
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $8,738 (reported on 2.4% of returns)
Here:

$8,738
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$12,121 (reported on 2.1% of returns)
Here:

+$12,121
State:

+$35,319
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,927 (reported on 20.9% of returns)
Here:

+$9,927
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.2% for AGIs below $25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,435 (reported on 1.9% of returns)
78521:

$11,435
Texas:

$19,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $5,767 (reported on 0.2% of returns)
78521:

$5,767
Texas:

$23,938

Total itemized deductions: $19,636 (24% of AGI, reported on 7.9% of returns)
Here:

$19,636
State:

$24,724

Here:

23.8% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 5.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,212 (reported on 5.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,212
State:

$6,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $4,216 (reported on 7.2% of returns)
78521:

$4,216
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $3,121 (reported on 51.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,121
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.8% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 68.3%
Here:

68%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 68.1% for AGIs below $25k, 69.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 88.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78521, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $22,647 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$22,647
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $20,787 (reported on 86.9% of returns)
Here:

$20,787
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.0% for AGIs below $10k, 83.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 89.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 50.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,695 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,695
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,432 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,432
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$11,050 (reported on 2.7% of returns)
Here:

+$11,050
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,980 (reported on 20.2% of returns)
Here:

+$8,980
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 23.5% for AGIs below $10k, 11.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,842 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
78521:

$2,842
Texas:

$3,120
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $18,810 (reported on 0.1% of returns)
Here:

$18,810
Texas:

$16,401

Total itemized deductions: $17,063 (24% of AGI, reported on 6.0% of returns)
Here:

$17,063
State:

$19,631

Here:

24.3% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,928 (4% of AGI, reported on 4.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,928
State:

$4,753

Here:

3.9% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,305 (reported on 49.7% of returns)
78521:

$3,305
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 21.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,500 (reported on 56.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,500
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 76.9%
Here:

77%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 75.4% for AGIs below $10k, 81.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 72.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$30,282
Texas:

$59,206
Brownsville, TX (78521) map Nearest zip codes: 78578, 78526, 78566, 78575, 78520, 78597.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

59.4%
Texas:

53.5%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

3.8%
Texas:

5.1%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 7,917
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 17,130


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 1,495 (934 now married, 558 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 21,843 (9,389 now married, 12,449 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78521 with a mortgage: 5,469 (33 second mortgage, 70 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,820

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $895
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $354

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

34.8%
Whole state:

14.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

18.7%
Whole state:

8.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 78521: Los Sauces Ranch (A), Old Palmito Ranch (B), Old Tulosa Ranch Site (C), Palmito Hill Battlefield (D), Palmito Ranch (E), Brulay Plantation (F), English Farms (G), Palmito Ranch Battlefield (H), Nogales Ranch (I), Old San Joaquin Ranch (J), Southmost Ranch (K), Brownsville Fire Department Station 3 (L), Brownsville Fire Department Station 5 (M), Brownsville Fire Department Station 6 (N), Brownsville Fire Department Station 8 (O), Brownsville Police Department (P), Brownsville Independent School District Police Department (Q), Valley Baptist Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Strawberry Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 78521 include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (B), Church of Christ (C), Portway Baptist Church (D), First Mexican Baptist Church (E), Brownsville Missionary Baptist Church (F), Seventh Day Adventist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Santa Rosalia Cemetery (1), Buena Vista Cemetery (2), Southmost Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Verdolaga Lake (A), Resaca de la Palma (B), Port Isabel Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 78521 include: Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Voshell Unit (1), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Boca Chica Unit (2), Portway Acres Park (3), Morningside Park (4), Tony Gonzales Park (5), Battle of Palmito Hill Historical Monument (6), Historical Monument (7), Lincoln Park (8), Victoria Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Beaches: Boca Chica Beach (A), Del Mar Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 1,0232014 or later
  • 1,3492010 to 2013
  • 5,0682000 to 2009
  • 5,7131990 to 1999
  • 6,1361980 to 1989
  • 5,4321970 to 1979
  • 1,9861960 to 1969
  • 1,3001950 to 1959
  • 4701940 to 1949
  • 3111939 or earlier

Zip code 78521 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Brownsville, TX (78521)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Brownsville, TX (78521)
  • 198no bedroom
  • 3951 bedroom
  • 2,5272 bedrooms
  • 8,5103 bedrooms
  • 2,7674 bedrooms
  • 7325+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brownsville, TX (78521)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brownsville, TX (78521)
  • 869no bedroom
  • 1,4811 bedroom
  • 4,2572 bedrooms
  • 3,0973 bedrooms
  • 5804 bedrooms
  • 805+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Brownsville, TX (78521) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Brownsville, TX (78521) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 607no vehicle
  • 4,4301 vehicle
  • 5,8932 vehicles
  • 2,8533 vehicles
  • 9434 vehicles
  • 4155+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Brownsville, TX (78521) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Brownsville, TX (78521) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,311no vehicle
  • 5,7111 vehicle
  • 2,6142 vehicles
  • 5423 vehicles
  • 834 vehicles
  • 375+ vehicles

  • Zip code 78521 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 78521 household income distribution in 2017
  • 3,811Less than $10,000
  • 2,509$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,001$15,000 to $19,999
  • 2,343$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,847$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,302$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,506$35,000 to $39,999
  • 941$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,222$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,694$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,051$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,753$75,000 to $99,999
  • 839$100,000 to $124,999
  • 495$125,000 to $149,999
  • 303$150,000 to $199,999
  • 188$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 78521

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 78521
  • 176Less than $10,000
  • 198$10,000 to $14,999
  • 156$15,000 to $19,999
  • 302$20,000 to $24,999
  • 362$25,000 to $29,999
  • 527$30,000 to $34,999
  • 619$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,454$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,268$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,616$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,225$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1,294$80,000 to $89,999
  • 727$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,125$100,000 to $124,999
  • 633$125,000 to $149,999
  • 682$150,000 to $174,999
  • 169$175,000 to $199,999
  • 275$200,000 to $249,999
  • 313$250,000 to $299,999
  • 45$300,000 to $399,999
  • 73$400,000 to $499,999
  • 65$500,000 to $749,999
  • 68$750,000 to $999,999
  • 7$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 78521

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 78521
  • 75Less than $100
  • 244$100 to $149
  • 307$150 to $199
  • 255$200 to $249
  • 391$250 to $299
  • 517$300 to $349
  • 552$350 to $399
  • 507$400 to $449
  • 919$450 to $499
  • 1,018$500 to $549
  • 643$550 to $599
  • 906$600 to $649
  • 950$650 to $699
  • 458$700 to $749
  • 272$750 to $799
  • 452$800 to $899
  • 186$900 to $999
  • 96$1,000 to $1,249
  • 120$1,250 to $1,499
  • 55$1,500 to $1,999
  • 704No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $704.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $275,206.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $154,131
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $167,152
  • Asian householders: $285,918
  • Some other race householders: $74,778
  • Two or more races householders: $73,898
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $79,881

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $77,594
78521:

$77,594
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,034 - $107,523

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $98,087
Here:

$98,087
State:

$242,762

Townhouses or other attached units: $64,563
Here:

$64,563
State:

$241,439

In 2-unit structures: $92,851
Here:

$92,851
State:

$179,198

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $225,696
Here:

$225,696
State:

$206,604

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $86,509
Here:

$86,509
State:

$271,582

Mobile homes: $29,212
Here:

$29,212
State:

$77,722

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $24,435
Here:

$24,435
State:

$60,875
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 78521
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,378
  • One, attached: 717
  • Two: 1,565
  • 3 or 4: 1,709
  • 5 to 9: 1,541
  • 10 to 19: 651
  • 20 to 49: 625
  • 50 or more: 848
  • Mobile homes: 2,352
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 37

Unemployment: 7.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78521

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78521
  • 83.1%26,673Drove a car alone
  • 10.6%3,409Carpooled
  • 0.7%234Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.0%11Subway or elevated
  • 0.1%17Taxi
  • 0.1%39Motorcycle
  • 0.1%34Bicycle
  • 0.8%269Walked
  • 1.2%392Other means
  • 3.1%986Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78521

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78521
  • 567Less than 5 minutes
  • 2,3145 to 9 minutes
  • 5,07210 to 14 minutes
  • 8,10315 to 19 minutes
  • 6,66520 to 24 minutes
  • 2,09725 to 29 minutes
  • 3,62230 to 34 minutes
  • 23335 to 39 minutes
  • 34840 to 44 minutes
  • 93045 to 59 minutes
  • 66560 to 89 minutes
  • 43590 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 93.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 94,193
  • In family households: 88,720 (8,675 male householders, 12,202 female householders)
    13,440 spouses, 39,520 children (37,635 natural, 502 adopted, 1,385 stepchildren), 5,364 grandchildren, 1,866 brothers or sisters, 2,026 parents, 2,346 other relatives, 1,592 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,327 (2,121 male householders (1,932 living alone)), 2,430 female householders (2,184 living alone)), 766 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 179 (112 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,847 2-persons, 3,932 3-persons, 4,817 4-persons, 3,133 5-persons, 1,877 6-persons, 1,226 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 4,115 1-person, 365 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons

15,498 married couples with children.
8,879 single-parent households (917 men, 7,962 women).

10.2% of residents of 78521 zip code speak English at home.
90.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% very well, 14% well, 12% not well, 14% not at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% very well, 12% well, 27% not well, 30% not at all).

Foreign born population: 28,408 (30.1%)
(32.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

30.1%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 0%El Salvador
  • 0%Guatemala
  • 0%Barbados
  • 0%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 0%Nepal
  • 0%Thailand
  • 0%Honduras
Most common first ancestries reported in 78521
  • 1%American
  • 0%English
  • 0%German
  • 0%Irish
  • 0%Polish
  • 0%Scottish
  • 0%French
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,7232010 or later
  • 6,9002000 to 2009
  • 6,6281990 to 1999
  • 12,061Before 1990

Zip code 78521 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • AUTO TRIM DE MEXICO (4402 AUSTIN RD STE B in BROWNSVILLE, TX)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-06-1996-0338, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-06-1996-0338, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: MOTOR VEHICLE SUPPLIES AND NEW PARTS
  • 511 AUTO & TRUCK SALVAGE (4275 FM 511 in BROWNSVILLE, TX)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-06-2000-0065, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS, USED
  • AKZO NOBEL TRANSPORTATION COATINGS INCORPORATED (200 YARD ROAD in BROWNSVILLE, TX)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: PAINTS, VARNISHES, LACQUERS, ENAMELS, AND ALLIED PRODUCTS
    Business NAICS classification: PAINT AND COATING MANUFACTURING.
    Organizations: AKZO NOBEL TRANSPORTATION COATING INC (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: DEXTER CORP., POTTER PAINT CO OF TEXAD INC, POTTER PAINT COMPANY OF TEXAS INCORPORATED
  • A A CHAMPION (4750 BOWIE RD in BROWNSVILLE, TX)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-031901136
    Organizations: BROWNSVILLE ISD (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • A X BENAVIDES ELEMENTARY (3101 MCALLEN RD in BROWNSVILLE, TX)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-031901135
    Organizations: BROWNSVILLE ISD (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • AUSTIN POWDER COMPANY (901 CANTU ROAD in BROWNSVILLE, TX)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Alternative names: AUSTIN STAR DETONATOR CO
  • AGENCIA ADUANAL PEDRO BER (3543 E 14TH STREET SUITE G in BROWNSVILLE, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Alternative names: AGENCIA ADUANAL PEDRO BERMUDEZ H
  • AMER-LIQUID (2020 N CENTRAL AVE in BROWNSVILLE, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • BALDWIN WASTE OIL CO (STATE HIGHWAY 48 in BROWNSVILLE, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
  • ADVANTAGE PAINT & BODY (4614 N EXPRESSWAY BLDG B in BROWNSVILLE, TX)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: MILTON WHITE (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 78521 marital status for males
Zip code 78521 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 87.8%Electricity
  • 8.9%Utility gas
  • 1.7%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 79,463. Population change in the 1990s: +5,022 (+6.3%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 59,472
  • Northeast: 322
  • Midwest: 1,347
  • South: 2,114
  • West: 1,241

63% of the 78521 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 84% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

92% of the 78521 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Brownsville, TX (78521)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 151
Here:

1.1%
Texas:

6.5%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 88
Here:

1.2%
Texas:

6.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 318
Here:

7.6%
Texas:

15.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 97,896Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 55,203Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 49,978Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 38,469Education, training, and library occupations
  • 37,990Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 33,687Management occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (BROWNSVILLE, TX):

  • NATIONAL ELECTRIC COIL COMPANY (3330 E 14TH ST) : $1,926,517 in 3 contracts in 2000
    $1,766,000 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Generators and Generators Sets, Electrical. Signed on 2000-01-24. Completion date: 2000-07-10.
    $100,517, same as above. Signed on 2000-08-30. Completion date: 2000-07-10.
    $60,000, same as above. Signed on 2000-06-12. Completion date: 2000-07-10.
  • FLORES, JUANITA (700 PAREDES AVE STE108; small business) : $1,844,474 in 20 contracts from 2002 to 2004
    Contracts for Construction of Structures and Facilities -- Hospitals and Infirmaries, Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Air Circulating Equipment, Engineering and Technical Services, Refrigeration Equipment, and more by Department of Veterans Affairs, Army, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere, Air Force, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $353,727; 2003: $1,197,902; 2004: $292,845; 2005: $0; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $901,831 with Department of Veterans Affairs for Construction of Structures and Facilities -- Hospitals and Infirmaries. Taking place in NY. Signed on 2003-09-15. Completion date: 2004-07-15.
    $203,000 with Department of Veterans Affairs for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Air Circulating Equipment. Taking place in NY. Signed on 2002-07-15. Completion date: 2006-07-15.
    $183,600, same as above. Signed on 2003-10-01. Completion date: 2004-09-30.
    $183,600 with Department of Veterans Affairs for Engineering and Technical Services. Taking place in NY. Signed on 2003-06-15. Completion date: 2006-07-15.
  • BROWNSVILLE AIR CENTER INC (455 S MINNESOTA AVE; small business) : $428,723 in 2 contracts from 2001 to 2003
    $293,045 with Defense Logistics Agency for Liquid Propellants and Fuels, Petroleum Base. Signed on 2001-05-24. Completion date: 2004-05-31.
    $135,678, same as above. Signed on 2003-11-19. Completion date: 2007-03-31.
  • R & I ENTERPRISES INC (233 PAREDES LINE RD; small business) : $235,673 in 32 contracts from 2004 to 2006
    Contracts for Nails, Machine Keys, and Pins, Nuts and Washers, Inspection Gages and Precision Layout Tools, Fastening Device, and more by Defense Logistics Agency
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $59,974; 2005: $126,021; 2006: $49,678.

    Biggest contracts:
    $32,505 with Defense Logistics Agency for Nails, Machine Keys, and Pins. Signed on 2005-01-16. Completion date: 2005-01-21.
    $25,300, same as above. Signed on 2004-08-20. Completion date: 2004-08-25.
    $21,150, same as above. Signed on 2005-09-20. Completion date: 2006-01-19.
    $15,760, same as above. Signed on 2005-05-12. Completion date: 2005-09-10.
  • TRICO PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1900 BILLY MITCHELL BLVD)
    $35,875 with Defense Logistics Agency for Vehicular Furniture and Accessories. Taking place in NY. Signed on 2003-11-13. Completion date: 2003-11-13.
  • JUAN REYES LAWN SERVICE (3355 ELSA AVE; small business) : $2,700 in 2 contracts in 2002
    $2,700 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services. Signed on 2002-10-11. Completion date: 2004-10-19.
    $0, same as above. Signed on 2002-10-11. Completion date: 2004-10-19.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Home Health Care Services (500-999 employees: 2 establishments, 100-249 employees: 5 establishments, 50-99 employees: 1 establishment, 20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 4 establishments)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (50-99: 6, 20-49: 9, 10-19: 7, 5-9: 9, 1-4: 18)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 21, 10-19: 12, 5-9: 4, 1-4: 12)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (50-99: 1, 20-49: 9, 10-19: 13, 5-9: 7, 1-4: 22)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Child Day Care Services (20-49: 8, 10-19: 5, 5-9: 7, 1-4: 9)
  • Wholesale Trade: Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers (100-249: 2, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 4)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (250-499: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 2)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 53 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 37 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 112 people in nursing homes
  • 63 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 28 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED186$86,59388$87,956206$105,82183$26,5653$246,00038$79,8845$30,448
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$94,07513$77,13272$84,16223$26,8610$05$111,1282$41,985
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$103,87354$81,090431$63,634375$29,5100$045$74,29014$46,057
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$103,71310$131,961107$70,28843$42,7730$011$39,9064$75,208
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$121,6937$63,37420$100,07024$29,4250$05$66,5581$35,900
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED18$95,97811$129,145
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$119,3428$155,491
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$63,9403$97,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$105,0002$70,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$218,0001$156,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 78521
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 78521 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 78521 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria38372.9 years
Jose22969.2 years
Guadalupe15173.3 years
Juan12067.7 years
Jesus7968.4 years
Manuel6473.9 years
Francisco5774.3 years
Raul5468.3 years
Pedro4974.8 years
Antonio4673.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 78521 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia19073.5 years
Gonzalez15470.2 years
Rodriguez15471.8 years
Garza14471.7 years
Hernandez11670.6 years
Lopez10570.4 years
Martinez9470.5 years
Perez8468.8 years
Trevino7374.3 years
Ramirez7170.8 years
Businesses in zip code 78521
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Jones New York1
Advance Auto Parts1Justice1
AutoZone3KFC2
Bebe1Kohl's1
Blockbuster1La-Z-Boy1
Burger King4Long John Silver's1
CVS2McDonald's4
Charlotte Russe1Motherhood Maternity1
Chevrolet1Nike3
Chick-Fil-A1Payless1
Church's Chicken6RadioShack3
Cricket Wireless16SONIC Drive-In1
DHL2Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel2
FedEx8Subway2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile6
Foot Locker1U-Haul2
GameStop2UPS7
Goodwill1Walgreens1
H&R Block2Walmart2
Home Depot1Wendy's3
Jack In The Box4
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