78543 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Elsa, TX (25.34%), La Blanca, TX (22.25%)
County: Hidalgo County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 8,101
Zip code population in 2010: 8,447
Zip code population in 2000: 7,955

Houses and condos: 2,830
Renter-occupied apartments: 997
% of renters here:

40%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 78543: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 6.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,361 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 78543
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.7% ($952)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,510)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,425 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $851 (1.6%)

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Males: 3,987  (49.2%)
Females: 4,114  (50.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 78543:

For population 15 years and over in 78543:

Zip code 78543 compared to state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 78543

  • Zip code 78543 races chart
    • 229White population
    • 10Black population
    • 2American Indian population
    • 1Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 3Some other race population
    • 2Two or more races population
    • 8,200Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 7,931
Rural population: 169

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $55,300
78543:

$55,300
Texas:

$132,000



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in 78543 zip code as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 78543 to the number of sex offenders is 361 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

28.8 years
Texas median age:

34.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.2 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78543, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $20,123 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$20,123
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $19,724 (reported on 90.4% of returns)
Here:

$19,724
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 81.6% for AGIs below $10k, 87.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 95.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 93.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $538 (reported on 8.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$538
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $400 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
Here:

$400
State:

$4,261

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,448 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
Here:

+$1,448
State:

+$16,110

Profit/loss from business: +$4,852 (reported on 18.6% of returns)
Here:

+$4,852
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.5% for AGIs below $10k, 8.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, -1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $1,750 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
78543:

$1,750
Texas:

$3,120

Total itemized deductions: $16,229 (33% of AGI, reported on 6.2% of returns)
Here:

$16,229
State:

$19,631

Here:

33.0% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,037 (4% of AGI, reported on 4.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,037
State:

$4,753

Here:

3.9% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $2,136 (reported on 46.8% of returns)
78543:

$2,136
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,470 (reported on 61.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,470
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 65.4%
Here:

65%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 60.4% for AGIs below $10k, 70.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 60.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 51.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$22,121
Texas:

$51,704
Elsa, TX (78543) map Nearest zip codes: 78558, 78538, 78562, 78596, 78537, 78570.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

55.6%
Texas:

55.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.1%
Texas:

5.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,082
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,417


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 178 (91 now married, 87 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,721 (961 now married, 760 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78543 with a mortgage: 579 (32 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 923

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,074
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S352

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

38.8%
Whole state:

17.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

25.7%
Whole state:

10.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2
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Year house built

  • 232010 or later
  • 3092000 to 2009
  • 6401990 to 1999
  • 5571980 to 1989
  • 6131970 to 1979
  • 2471960 to 1969
  • 3031950 to 1959
  • 1011940 to 1949
  • 371939 or earlier

Zip code 78543 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elsa, TX (78543)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1081 bedroom
  • 3082 bedrooms
  • 7133 bedrooms
  • 3414 bedrooms
  • 325+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elsa, TX (78543)

  • 147no bedroom
  • 1411 bedroom
  • 1772 bedrooms
  • 4943 bedrooms
  • 384 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Elsa, TX (78543) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 199no vehicle
  • 5831 vehicle
  • 4792 vehicles
  • 1663 vehicles
  • 754 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Elsa, TX (78543) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 306no vehicle
  • 4101 vehicle
  • 2192 vehicles
  • 623 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $428.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $55,300
78543:

$55,300
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,300 - $80,300

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $117,909
Here:

$117,909
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $327,315
Here:

$327,315
State:

$180,420

In 2-unit structures: $79,307
Here:

$79,307
State:

$130,111

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $339,396
Here:

$339,396
State:

$130,946

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $78,892
Here:

$78,892
State:

$183,324

Mobile homes: $36,567
Here:

$36,567
State:

$60,009

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,571
Here:

$52,571
State:

$67,181

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 18.4%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 91.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,101

Size of family households: 468 2-persons, 392 3-persons, 461 4-persons, 257 5-persons, 125 6-persons, 95 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 633 1-person, 68 2-persons

841 married couples with children.
1,361 single-parent households (48 men, 1,313 women).

9.4% of residents of 78543 zip code speak English at home.
89.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% very well, 15% well, 8% not well, 10% not at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% very well, 22% well, 35% not well).

Foreign born population: 1,600 (19.8%)
(27.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

19.8%
Whole state:

16.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 97%Mexico
  • 2%Cambodia
  • 1%Thailand

Most common first ancestries reported in 78543 (%)

  • 96%Other groups
  • 1%American
  • 1%German
  • 0%Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 4972000 to 2009
  • 3051990 to 1999
  • 818Before 1990

Zip code 78543 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 78543 marital status for males
Zip code 78543 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 90%Electricity
  • 9%Utility gas
  • 2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

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


78% of the 78543 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

97% of the 78543 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% moved from different county within same state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 22
Here:

6.8%
Texas:

14.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 56,193Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 45,192Health technologists and technicians
  • 39,740Community and social service occupations
  • 35,625Education, training, and library occupations
  • 29,038Management occupations
  • 27,581Healthcare support occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$64,2304$64,3554$69,8751$69,2502$90,0751$34,620
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$48,6700$02$43,1551$3,5100$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$30,6102$77,78012$59,5057$24,5171$28,1001$29,100
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$47,6701$32,1206$124,1951$50,1800$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$34,1200$01$16,0600$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0244.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$33,120
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0244.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 78543 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose6068.6 years
Maria5576.8 years
Guadalupe3076.0 years
Jesus1774.1 years
Juan1768.8 years
Pedro1676.5 years
Manuel1580.8 years
Francisco1276.3 years
Santos1172.8 years
Aurora1077.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 78543 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rodriguez6176.6 years
Garza5572.8 years
Gonzalez5076.1 years
Martinez3873.8 years
Garcia2274.4 years
Perez2169.4 years
Lopez2174.7 years
Salinas1973.0 years
Hernandez1880.5 years
Flores1775.2 years
Businesses in zip code 78543
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Jack In The Box1
Blockbuster1McDonald's1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless2Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul2
H&R Block1

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