78552 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Harlingen, TX (29.71%), Primera, TX (5.30%), Combes, TX (3.00%), Palm Valley, TX (1.23%), Las Palmas II, TX (0.62%), Juarez, TX (0.40%)
County: Cameron County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 36,331
Zip code population in 2010: 34,111
Zip code population in 2000: 29,965

Houses and condos: 13,715
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,259
% of renters here:

20%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 78552: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 49.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 739 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.7% ($1,523)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,510)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,297 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $962 (1.4%)

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Males: 17,715  (48.8%)
Females: 18,616  (51.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 78552:

For population 15 years and over in 78552:

Zip code 78552 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 78552

  • Zip code 78552 races chart
    • 7,934White population
    • 136Black population
    • 53American Indian population
    • 298Asian population
    • 8Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 31Some other race population
    • 82Two or more races population
    • 25,569Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 31,256
Rural population: 5,074

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $91,800
78552:

$91,800
Texas:

$132,000



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 55 registered sex offenders living in 78552 zip code as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 78552 to the number of sex offenders is 567 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

34.6 years
Texas median age:

34.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.2 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 78552, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $47,256 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$47,256
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $40,184 (reported on 84.6% of returns)
Here:

$40,184
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.1% for AGIs below $25k, 81.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 46.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,091 (reported on 19.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,091
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $6,195 (reported on 8.9% of returns)
Here:

$6,195
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$15,559 (reported on 8.2% of returns)
Here:

+$15,559
State:

+$35,319
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,892 (reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

+$11,892
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $14,581 (reported on 7.1% of returns)
78552:

$14,581
Texas:

$19,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $16,525 (reported on 0.3% of returns)
78552:

$16,525
Texas:

$23,938

Total itemized deductions: $21,289 (19% of AGI, reported on 19.1% of returns)
Here:

$21,289
State:

$24,724

Here:

19.2% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 7.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,821 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,821
State:

$6,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $5,291 (reported on 18.3% of returns)
78552:

$5,291
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,888 (reported on 34.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,888
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78552, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $37,834 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,834
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $32,973 (reported on 82.8% of returns)
Here:

$32,973
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 129.7% for AGIs below $10k, 79.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 55.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,576 (reported on 28.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,576
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,467 (reported on 14.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,467
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$11,810 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

+$11,810
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,443 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

+$9,443
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.7% for AGIs below $10k, 5.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.8% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,152 (reported on 2.0% of returns)
78552:

$3,152
Texas:

$3,120
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $18,059 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
Here:

$18,059
Texas:

$16,401

Total itemized deductions: $18,397 (21% of AGI, reported on 18.0% of returns)
Here:

$18,397
State:

$19,631

Here:

21.0% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,270 (5% of AGI, reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,270
State:

$4,753

Here:

4.6% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $6,608 (reported on 61.9% of returns)
78552:

$6,608
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,288 (reported on 34.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,288
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 63.2%
Here:

63%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 60.9% for AGIs below $10k, 66.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 60.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$39,602
Texas:

$51,704
Harlingen, TX (78552) map Nearest zip codes: 78535, 78559, 78550, 78593, 78567, 78586.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

58.2%
Texas:

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

3.1%
Texas:

5.5%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,971
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 9,236


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 410 (197 now married, 213 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 8,134 (3,697 now married, 4,437 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78552 with a mortgage: 3,900 (63 second mortgage, 119 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,048

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,248
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S374

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

30.3%
Whole state:

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

15.9%
Whole state:

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

5.6
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.2
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  • Notable locations in zip code 78552: Harlingen Municipal Golf Course (A), Adams Gardens (B), Harlingen Fire Department Station 6 (C), Harlingen Fire Department Station 7 (D), Palm Valley Police Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built

  • 1362010 or later
  • 2,9572000 to 2009
  • 3,0691990 to 1999
  • 3,3201980 to 1989
  • 2,5511970 to 1979
  • 8451960 to 1969
  • 4751950 to 1959
  • 2791940 to 1949
  • 831939 or earlier

Zip code 78552 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Harlingen, TX (78552)

  • 106no bedroom
  • 6691 bedroom
  • 1,7102 bedrooms
  • 4,6553 bedrooms
  • 1,5294 bedrooms
  • 2795+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Harlingen, TX (78552)

  • 24no bedroom
  • 1521 bedroom
  • 8062 bedrooms
  • 9353 bedrooms
  • 3264 bedrooms
  • 165+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Harlingen, TX (78552) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 128no vehicle
  • 2,9391 vehicle
  • 3,8882 vehicles
  • 1,5573 vehicles
  • 4104 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Harlingen, TX (78552) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 188no vehicle
  • 1,1451 vehicle
  • 7092 vehicles
  • 1773 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $771.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $121,217.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $91,800
78552:

$91,800
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,500 - $150,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $132,013
Here:

$132,013
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $100,976
Here:

$100,976
State:

$180,420

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $59,639
Here:

$59,639
State:

$130,946

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $59,571
Here:

$59,571
State:

$183,324

Mobile homes: $39,764
Here:

$39,764
State:

$60,009

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $20,892
Here:

$20,892
State:

$67,181

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 8.3%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 89.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 36,204

Size of family households: 3,552 2-persons, 1,507 3-persons, 1,713 4-persons, 1,370 5-persons, 484 6-persons, 383 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,876 1-person, 282 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 7 5-persons

5,485 married couples with children.
3,246 single-parent households (595 men, 2,651 women).

59.6% of residents of 78552 zip code speak English at home.
39.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% very well, 15% well, 15% not well, 6% not at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% very well, 4% not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% very well, 26% well).

Foreign born population: 4,881 (13.4%)
(39.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

13.4%
Whole state:

16.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 88%Mexico
  • 5%Canada
  • 3%Philippines
  • 2%Colombia
  • 1%Denmark
  • 1%Honduras
  • 0%Guatemala

Most common first ancestries reported in 78552 (%)

  • 75%Other groups
  • 5%German
  • 4%American
  • 3%English
  • 2%Irish
  • 0%French (except Basque)
  • 0%Swedish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2072010 or later
  • 9992000 to 2009
  • 1,3551990 to 1999
  • 2,676Before 1990

Zip code 78552 topographic map

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 78552:

All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 78552

Zip code 78552 marital status for males
Zip code 78552 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 83%Electricity
  • 9%Utility gas
  • 7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 21,672. Population change in the 1990s: +8,293 (+38.3%).

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


62% of the 78552 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.

95% of the 78552 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 5% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 94
Here:

2.1%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

0.7%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 97
Here:

6.0%
Texas:

14.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 211,641Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 71,875Management occupations
  • 69,354Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 66,667Legal occupations
  • 56,806Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 52,292Community and social service occupations

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

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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 140 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 113 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • 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

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 8 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 ORIGINATED230$129,660145$131,191322$139,60941$39,7250$038$85,2498$31,574
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$90,55619$127,77253$105,17021$25,8830$04$148,5934$31,340
APPLICATIONS DENIED37$136,01946$79,822283$106,774158$21,7111$934,62027$56,39917$28,654
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$92,85019$95,031103$119,05514$29,7081$40,6508$102,1467$46,136
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$177,4371$71,37028$90,12510$40,7950$01$37,8901$12,530
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$172,29824$175,5511$43,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$112,9656$212,4581$57,820
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$157,4133$330,5530$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$46,7700$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 78552 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5276.7 years
Robert4577.0 years
Maria4272.6 years
James4176.3 years
William3978.3 years
Mary3980.7 years
Jose3774.5 years
George3177.3 years
Charles2575.8 years
Donald2474.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 78552 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia3172.4 years
Gonzalez3170.4 years
Garza2076.0 years
Rodriguez2072.2 years
Smith2074.4 years
Brown1770.7 years
Johnson1783.7 years
Martinez1668.9 years
Williams1282.8 years
Jones1271.0 years
Businesses in zip code 78552
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2McDonald's2
Aeropostale1Nike8
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Charlotte Russe1Olive Garden1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A2PetSmart1
Cricket Wireless2Quiznos1
Discount Tire1RadioShack1
Express1Rue211
FedEx2Sears2
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel1
Forever 211Starbucks1
GameStop1Subway2
Goodwill2T-Mobile3
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Target1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
IHOP1U-Haul3
JCPenney1Vans1
Jack In The Box1Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Walmart1
La Quinta1Wendy's1
LensCrafters1

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