78578 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Brownsville, TX (33.09%), Port Isabel, TX (13.45%), Laguna Vista, TX (2.59%), Laguna Heights, TX (0.69%)
County: Cameron County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 11,312
Zip code population in 2010: 12,516
Zip code population in 2000: 9,952

Houses and condos: 5,621
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,428
% of renters here:

36%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 78578: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 59.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 25.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 189 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

1.6% ($1,975)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,510)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,718 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,634 (1.7%)

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Males: 5,383  (47.6%)
Females: 5,929  (52.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 78578:

For population 15 years and over in 78578:

Zip code 78578 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Races in zip code 78578

  • Zip code 78578 races chart
    • 4,032White population
    • 26Black population
    • 32American Indian population
    • 53Asian population
    • 7Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 10Some other race population
    • 44Two or more races population
    • 8,312Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 11,143
Rural population: 168

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $124,500
78578:

$124,500
Texas:

$132,000



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in 78578 zip code as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 78578 to the number of sex offenders is 477 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:

2.9 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 78578, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $41,381 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$41,381
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $31,204 (reported on 78.5% of returns)
Here:

$31,204
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.6% for AGIs below $25k, 74.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 56.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 55.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 31.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,697 (reported on 21.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,697
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $7,000 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

$7,000
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$21,702 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

+$21,702
State:

+$35,319
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 23.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,647 (reported on 20.5% of returns)
Here:

+$10,647
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $18,615 (reported on 8.9% of returns)
78578:

$18,615
Texas:

$19,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $20,117 (19% of AGI, reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$20,117
State:

$24,724

Here:

19.3% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $25k, 9.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,053 (reported on 13.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,053
State:

$6,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $6,490 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
78578:

$6,490
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,750 (reported on 32.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,750
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78578, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $29,040 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$29,040
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $24,078 (reported on 78.9% of returns)
Here:

$24,078
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 95.3% for AGIs below $10k, 79.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 40.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $3,569 (reported on 24.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$3,569
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,110 (reported on 13.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,110
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$10,904 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

+$10,904
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,649 (reported on 21.4% of returns)
Here:

+$6,649
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 19.7% for AGIs below $10k, 9.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,539 (reported on 2.0% of returns)
78578:

$3,539
Texas:

$3,120
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,194 (27% of AGI, reported on 14.8% of returns)
Here:

$19,194
State:

$19,631

Here:

26.6% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 10.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 14.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,479 (5% of AGI, reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,479
State:

$4,753

Here:

4.7% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,815 (reported on 57.3% of returns)
78578:

$4,815
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,327 (reported on 40.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,327
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 58.1%
Here:

58%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 54.8% for AGIs below $10k, 60.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 54.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 59.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$35,523
Texas:

$51,704
Brownsville, TX (78578) map Nearest zip codes: 78521, 78566, 78526, 78597, 78575, 78520.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

52.4%
Texas:

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

6.0%
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: 1,003
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,948


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 255 (129 now married, 126 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,181 (1,019 now married, 1,162 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78578 with a mortgage: 1,138 (19 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,385

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,311
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S435

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

28.7%
Whole state:

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

12.8%
Whole state:

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

5.0
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 78578: White Sands Marina (A), Sea Ranch Marina (B), Southpoint Marina (C), Mighty Minnow Marina (D), Anchor Marina (E), Point Isabel Lighthouse (F), Holly Beach (G), Laguna Vista Volunteer Fire Department (H), Port Isabel Fire Department (I), Cameron County Sheriff's Office (J), Port Isabel Police Department (K), Laguna Vista Police Department (L), Laguna Vista Public Library (M), Port Isabel Public Library (N), Port Isabel Emergency Medical Services (O), Port Isabel Historical Museum (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 78578: Fisher of Men Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Laguna Larga (A), El Tular (B), San Martin Lake (C), Vadia Ancha (D), Loma Alta Lake (E), Bahia Grande (F), City of Port Isabel Reservoir (G), Cameron Company Fwsd Reservoir 1 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 78578 include: Lighthouse Park (1), Texas State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 1,3992000 to 2009
  • 9991990 to 1999
  • 1,5561980 to 1989
  • 9221970 to 1979
  • 3141960 to 1969
  • 2441950 to 1959
  • 711940 to 1949
  • 1161939 or earlier

Zip code 78578 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Brownsville, TX (78578)

  • 7no bedroom
  • 1461 bedroom
  • 8522 bedrooms
  • 1,2723 bedrooms
  • 2394 bedrooms
  • 75+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brownsville, TX (78578)

  • 78no bedroom
  • 2561 bedroom
  • 6552 bedrooms
  • 3643 bedrooms
  • 754 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Brownsville, TX (78578) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 127no vehicle
  • 9491 vehicle
  • 1,2262 vehicles
  • 1243 vehicles
  • 594 vehicles
  • 385+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Brownsville, TX (78578) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 307no vehicle
  • 7731 vehicle
  • 2792 vehicles
  • 693 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $639.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $192,743.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $124,500
78578:

$124,500
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,800 - $191,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $117,821
Here:

$117,821
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $90,471
Here:

$90,471
State:

$180,420

In 2-unit structures: $11,106
Here:

$11,106
State:

$130,111

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $978,893
Here:

$978,893
State:

$130,946

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $42,091
Here:

$42,091
State:

$183,324

Mobile homes: $17,657
Here:

$17,657
State:

$60,009

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 8.0%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 94.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,310

Size of family households: 1,314 2-persons, 438 3-persons, 395 4-persons, 353 5-persons, 155 6-persons, 136 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,022 1-person, 103 2-persons, 20 3-persons, 15 5-persons

1,976 married couples with children.
639 single-parent households (235 men, 404 women).

41.1% of residents of 78578 zip code speak English at home.
58.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% very well, 13% well, 14% not well, 13% not at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% very well, 44% well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% well).

Foreign born population: 2,639 (23.3%)
(21.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

23.3%
Whole state:

16.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 87%Mexico
  • 4%Honduras
  • 4%Colombia
  • 1%Bolivia
  • 1%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 1%Argentina
  • 1%Other Northern Africa

Most common first ancestries reported in 78578 (%)

  • 67%Other groups
  • 5%English
  • 5%German
  • 3%American
  • 2%Irish
  • 1%Dutch
  • 1%Scotch-Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 262010 or later
  • 1,0382000 to 2009
  • 5541990 to 1999
  • 1,091Before 1990

Zip code 78578 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 78578 marital status for males
Zip code 78578 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 87%Electricity
  • 9%Utility gas
  • 3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 9,335. Population change in the 1990s: +617 (+6.6%).

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


57% of the 78578 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

88% of the 78578 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 49
Here:

4.1%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

14.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 96,700Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 57,361Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 51,607Management occupations
  • 47,098Business and financial operations occupations
  • 37,976Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 34,722Transportation 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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 9 people in maritime/merchant vessels

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 3 people in religious 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: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

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: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 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 ORIGINATED13$175,187476$300,836191$237,37017$69,70712$81,848541$291,8493$69,190
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$144,83071$289,42140$205,3053$180,8500$086$286,2950$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$240,763160$337,577197$243,36818$67,4830$0243$298,3791$32,730
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$246,52064$315,356104$216,2599$177,1332$1,877,455119$252,7480$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$70,88011$399,57523$254,9862$90,0600$028$288,5880$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.01 , 0123.02, 0123.04, 0127.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED13$229,9182$204,1607$225,716
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$281,6090$07$229,477
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$144,4154$261,3553$202,513
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$71,5900$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$313,0450$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.01 , 0123.02, 0123.04, 0127.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 78578 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3872.6 years
Robert3374.0 years
James3172.4 years
Maria3169.9 years
William2575.3 years
Jose2467.4 years
George2372.6 years
Mary1777.4 years
Charles1670.4 years
Juan1667.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 78578 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez3863.0 years
Garza2969.9 years
Gonzalez2870.6 years
Villarreal1972.6 years
Garcia1868.3 years
Galvan1474.8 years
Torres1370.1 years
Lopez1366.4 years
Hernandez1272.3 years
Moore1278.0 years
Businesses in zip code 78578
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1McDonald's1
Church's Chicken1Nike1
Cricket Wireless4Penske1
DHL1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx3UPS2
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

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