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78596 Zip Code (Weslaco, TX) Detailed Profile




Cities: Weslaco, TX (24.43%), Olivarez, TX (5.84%), Progreso Lakes, TX (2.97%), Llano Grande, TX (2.70%), Midway North, TX (2.62%), Mila Doce, TX (1.53%), Progreso, TX (1.37%), Midway South, TX (1.07%), Villa Verde, TX (0.56%), Mercedes, TX (0.22%)
County: Hidalgo County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 65,967
Zip code population in 2010: 63,844
Zip code population in 2000: 51,320

Houses and condos: 23,220
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,497
% of renters here:

29%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 78596: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 59.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 1,111 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.7% ($1,472)
Texas:

1.8% ($3,020)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,395 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $999 (1.6%)

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Males: 32,588  (49.4%)
Females: 33,379  (50.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 78596:

  • High school or higher: 65.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 78596:

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

Zip code 78596 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 below state average.
  • Races in zip code 78596 (2017)
    • 57,014111.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6,14212.0%White
    • 4330.8%Asian
    • 1020.2%Black
    • 880.2%Two or more races
    • 400.08%American Indian
    • 220.04%Some other race
    • 30.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 62,869
Rural population: 3,097

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $84,229
78596:

$84,229
Texas:

$172,200



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 110 registered sex offenders living in 78596 zip code as of September 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 78596 is 604 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:

30.2 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.5 people
Texas:

2.9 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 78596, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $34,764 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,764
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $30,794 (reported on 86.8% of returns)
Here:

$30,794
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 77.8% for AGIs below $25k, 87.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 36.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,150 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,150
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $9,593 (reported on 4.2% of returns)
Here:

$9,593
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$12,328 (reported on 3.7% of returns)
Here:

+$12,328
State:

+$35,319
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 8.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,611 (reported on 21.9% of returns)
Here:

+$8,611
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,642 (reported on 3.6% of returns)
78596:

$11,642
Texas:

$19,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $21,700 (reported on 0.1% of returns)
78596:

$21,700
Texas:

$23,938
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Total itemized deductions: $21,153 (25% of AGI, reported on 16.2% of returns)
Here:

$21,153
State:

$24,724

Here:

25.5% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 10.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,035 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,035
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, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $4,244 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
78596:

$4,244
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $3,156 (reported on 48.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,156
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.3% for AGIs below $25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 60.0%
Here:

60%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 60.4% for AGIs below $25k, 58.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 59.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 58.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 88.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78596, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $26,196 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$26,196
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $23,958 (reported on 86.1% of returns)
Here:

$23,958
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 105.2% for AGIs below $10k, 82.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 86.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 55.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,177 (reported on 16.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,177
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,084 (reported on 6.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,084
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$8,444 (reported on 5.3% of returns)
Here:

+$8,444
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,360 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

+$8,360
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 24.2% for AGIs below $10k, 9.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,152 (reported on 0.8% of returns)
78596:

$3,152
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, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $26,762 (reported on 0.1% of returns)
Here:

$26,762
Texas:

$16,401

Total itemized deductions: $17,521 (26% of AGI, reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

$17,521
State:

$19,631

Here:

25.5% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 9.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,531 (5% of AGI, reported on 9.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,531
State:

$4,753

Here:

4.7% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,175 (reported on 52.1% of returns)
78596:

$4,175
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,554 (reported on 52.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,554
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 70.0%
Here:

70%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 68.8% for AGIs below $10k, 75.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 65.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 58.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 59.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$35,938
Texas:

$59,206
Weslaco, TX (78596) map Nearest zip codes: 78537, 78570, 78579, 78516, 78543, 78558.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

58.7%
Texas:

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

2.7%
Texas:

5.1%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 5,483
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 13,164


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 1,095 (799 now married, 298 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 14,417 (6,635 now married, 7,763 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78596 with a mortgage: 5,305 (35 second mortgage, 44 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,240

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,085
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $361

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

27.9%
Whole state:

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

16.8%
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 78596: South Texas Factory Stores (A), Weslaco Fire Department Station 2 (B), Weslaco Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (C), Weslaco Fire Department Station 3 (D), Weslaco Police Department (E), Weslaco Public Library (F), Weslaco Bicultural Museum (G), South Star Ambulance Service (H), Rio Valley Emergency Medical Service (I), Saint Marys Ambulance Service (J), Absolute Emergency Medical Services (K), Mobile Emergency Medical Service (L), Progreso Pump (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 78596 include: Weslaco Assembly of God Church (A), First Spanish Assembly of God Church (B), La Santisima Trinidad Methodist Church (C), Abiding Savior Lutheran Church (D), Grace Episcopal Church (E), Church of the Nazarene (F), Church of Christ (G), Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church (H), Mount Sinai Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Balli Cemetery (1), Weslaco Cemetery (2), Highland Memorial Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Moon Lake (A), Llano Grande Lake (B), Lion Lake (C), Progreso District Settling Basin (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 78596 include: Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Taormina Unit (1), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - MacWhorter Unit (2), Harlon Block Park (3), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Adams Unit (4), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Champion Unit (5), Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Chapote Unit (6), Harlon Block Park (7), Weslaco City Park (8), Barbee Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 4162014 or later
  • 1,0082010 to 2013
  • 6,0142000 to 2009
  • 4,8411990 to 1999
  • 3,8381980 to 1989
  • 3,3601970 to 1979
  • 1,7631960 to 1969
  • 1,1801950 to 1959
  • 4691940 to 1949
  • 2371939 or earlier

Zip code 78596 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Weslaco, TX (78596)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Weslaco, TX (78596)
  • 111no bedroom
  • 4961 bedroom
  • 2,7772 bedrooms
  • 7,1003 bedrooms
  • 2,2484 bedrooms
  • 6665+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Weslaco, TX (78596)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Weslaco, TX (78596)
  • 246no bedroom
  • 9481 bedroom
  • 2,5622 bedrooms
  • 1,3703 bedrooms
  • 3354 bedrooms
  • 345+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Weslaco, TX (78596) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Weslaco, TX (78596) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 487no vehicle
  • 4,4191 vehicle
  • 5,2092 vehicles
  • 2,0393 vehicles
  • 8944 vehicles
  • 3655+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Weslaco, TX (78596) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Weslaco, TX (78596) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 703no vehicle
  • 2,9451 vehicle
  • 1,4062 vehicles
  • 3273 vehicles
  • 864 vehicles
  • 255+ vehicles

  • Zip code 78596 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 78596 household income distribution in 2017
  • 2,421Less than $10,000
  • 1,258$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,888$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,520$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,085$25,000 to $29,999
  • 952$30,000 to $34,999
  • 665$35,000 to $39,999
  • 879$40,000 to $44,999
  • 616$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,420$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,551$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,728$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,097$100,000 to $124,999
  • 732$125,000 to $149,999
  • 562$150,000 to $199,999
  • 190$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 78596

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 78596
  • 197Less than $10,000
  • 333$10,000 to $14,999
  • 250$15,000 to $19,999
  • 380$20,000 to $24,999
  • 542$25,000 to $29,999
  • 328$30,000 to $34,999
  • 665$35,000 to $39,999
  • 942$40,000 to $49,999
  • 758$50,000 to $59,999
  • 956$60,000 to $69,999
  • 872$70,000 to $79,999
  • 943$80,000 to $89,999
  • 502$90,000 to $99,999
  • 1,252$100,000 to $124,999
  • 718$125,000 to $149,999
  • 874$150,000 to $174,999
  • 365$175,000 to $199,999
  • 518$200,000 to $249,999
  • 217$250,000 to $299,999
  • 227$300,000 to $399,999
  • 28$400,000 to $499,999
  • 84$500,000 to $749,999
  • 38$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 78596

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 78596
  • 140Less than $100
  • 128$100 to $149
  • 231$150 to $199
  • 83$200 to $249
  • 159$250 to $299
  • 306$300 to $349
  • 339$350 to $399
  • 298$400 to $449
  • 254$450 to $499
  • 598$500 to $549
  • 238$550 to $599
  • 524$600 to $649
  • 208$650 to $699
  • 137$700 to $749
  • 106$750 to $799
  • 248$800 to $899
  • 84$900 to $999
  • 60$1,000 to $1,249
  • 81$1,250 to $1,499
  • 109$1,500 to $1,999
  • 784No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $690.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $102,649.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $178,959
  • Black or African American householders: $58,938
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $139,309
  • Asian householders: $183,031
  • Some other race householders: $80,370
  • Two or more races householders: $105,660
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $86,586

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $84,229
78596:

$84,229
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,089 - $132,184

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $115,418
Here:

$115,418
State:

$242,762

Townhouses or other attached units: $97,500
Here:

$97,500
State:

$241,439

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $71,334
Here:

$71,334
State:

$271,582

Mobile homes: $39,246
Here:

$39,246
State:

$77,722

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $47,512
Here:

$47,512
State:

$60,875
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 78596
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,810
  • One, attached: 387
  • Two: 688
  • 3 or 4: 1,073
  • 5 to 9: 557
  • 10 to 19: 410
  • 20 to 49: 265
  • 50 or more: 170
  • Mobile homes: 4,599
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 165

Unemployment: 5.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78596

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78596
  • 80.5%20,111Drove a car alone
  • 9.0%2,242Carpooled
  • 0.1%26Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.4%97Taxi
  • 0.0%7Motorcycle
  • 1.3%325Walked
  • 2.6%656Other means
  • 6.4%1,609Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78596

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78596
  • 895Less than 5 minutes
  • 3,1225 to 9 minutes
  • 4,25810 to 14 minutes
  • 4,58615 to 19 minutes
  • 2,63020 to 24 minutes
  • 1,21625 to 29 minutes
  • 3,61830 to 34 minutes
  • 39935 to 39 minutes
  • 53440 to 44 minutes
  • 96945 to 59 minutes
  • 44460 to 89 minutes
  • 71990 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 87.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 65,336
  • In family households: 61,030 (6,860 male householders, 8,275 female householders)
    10,039 spouses, 27,898 children (26,361 natural, 591 adopted, 948 stepchildren), 2,761 grandchildren, 906 brothers or sisters, 1,001 parents, 1,177 other relatives, 1,037 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,212 (2,060 male householders (1,865 living alone)), 1,704 female householders (1,596 living alone)), 439 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 645 (336 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,748 2-persons, 3,012 3-persons, 3,099 4-persons, 2,425 5-persons, 1,108 6-persons, 719 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 3,458 1-person, 263 2-persons, 34 4-persons

12,430 married couples with children.
5,493 single-parent households (856 men, 4,637 women).

19.8% of residents of 78596 zip code speak English at home.
81.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% very well, 16% well, 9% not well, 10% not at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% very well, 17% well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (74% very well, 9% well, 17% not well).

Foreign born population: 14,958 (22.7%)
(30.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

22.7%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 1%Costa Rica
  • 1%Burma
  • 1%Bangladesh
  • 1%Thailand
  • 1%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 0%Chile
  • 0%Taiwan
Most common first ancestries reported in 78596
  • 1%American
  • 1%German
  • 0%English
  • 0%Irish
  • 0%Canadian
  • 0%Scottish
  • 0%Scotch-Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,1322010 or later
  • 3,1972000 to 2009
  • 3,3871990 to 1999
  • 6,590Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • A N RICO EL (2202 N INTERNATIONAL BLVD in WESLACO, TX)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-108913113
    Organizations: WESLACO ISD (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • AIRPORT EL (410 N AIRPORT DR in WESLACO, TX)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-108913110
    Organizations: WESLACO ISD (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ARMANDO CUELLAR MIDDLE (1201 S BRIDGE ST in WESLACO, TX)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-108913042
    Organizations: WESLACO ISD (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ACUNA'S AUTO SALVAGE (PO BOX 1765 in WESLACO, TX)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-06-2000-0066, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION,
    Business SIC classification: MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS, USED

Zip code 78596 marital status for males
Zip code 78596 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 84.6%Electricity
  • 8.8%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 40,652. Population change in the 1990s: +10,668 (+26.2%).

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

  • This state: 43,814
  • Northeast: 397
  • Midwest: 3,337
  • South: 1,654
  • West: 1,166

70% of the 78596 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 76% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

91% of the 78596 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 75% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 7% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Weslaco, TX (78596)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 262
Here:

2.7%
Texas:

6.5%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 94
Here:

2.3%
Texas:

6.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,477
Here:

39.0%
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 ($)
  • 72,448Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 72,403Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 66,135Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 55,047Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 49,536Education, training, and library occupations
  • 48,931Business and financial operations occupations

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

  • PENA'S JANITORIAL & LAWN MAINT (6518 N FM 88; small business) : $94,796 in 26 contracts from 2003 to 2006
    Contracts for Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services, Custodial Janitorial Services by Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $29,075; 2004: $34,401; 2005: $23,036; 2006: $8,284.

    Biggest contracts:
    $8,941 with Army for Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services. Signed on 2004-11-01. Completion date: 2005-10-31.
    $8,941, same as above. Signed on 2003-11-07. Completion date: 2004-10-31.
    $7,600, same as above. Signed on 2005-06-20. Completion date: 2006-07-31.
    $7,600, same as above. Signed on 2004-06-15. Completion date: 2005-07-31.
  • LUBYS, INC (2001 EXPRESSWAY 83 WEST) : $93,072 in 2 contracts from 2000 to 2003
    $47,112 with Army for Food Services. Signed on 2003-07-16. Completion date: 2003-08-02.
    $45,960 with Navy for Food Services. Signed on 2000-07-13. Completion date: 2000-08-05.
  • MARGARET VARGASON (SIESTA VLG 213; small business) : $46,305 in 7 contracts from 2002 to 2006
    Contracts for Custodial Janitorial Services by Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $6,089; 2003: $6,089; 2004: $12,276; 2005: $14,606; 2006: $7,245.

    Biggest contracts:
    $7,303 with Army for Custodial Janitorial Services. Taking place in IA. Signed on 2005-02-08. Completion date: 2006-03-31.
    $7,303 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Custodial Janitorial Services. Taking place in IA. Signed on 2005-02-08. Completion date: 2006-03-31.
    $7,245 with Army for Custodial Janitorial Services. Taking place in IA. Signed on 2006-01-20. Completion date: 2006-03-31.
    $6,138, same as above. Signed on 2004-01-30. Completion date: 2003-03-31.
  • CATERING UNLIMITED INC (415 S INTERNATIONAL BLVD; small business) : $22,385 in 3 contracts from 2002 to 2005
    $14,726 with Army for Composite Food Packages. Signed on 2004-12-08. Completion date: 2004-12-12.
    $4,179 with Army for Special Dietary Foods and Food Specialty Preparations. Signed on 2002-10-31. Completion date: 2002-10-05.
    $3,480 with Army for Condiments and Related Products. Signed on 2005-02-03. Completion date: 2005-02-06.
  • GENE COLLINS (715 N WESTGATE DR 165; small business) : $0 in 2 contracts from 2001 to 2002
    $6,400 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Custodial Janitorial Services. Taking place in IA. Signed on 2001-12-13. Completion date: 2002-09-30.
    -$6,400, same as above. Signed on 2002-03-25. Completion date: 2002-09-30.

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: 1 establishment, 250-499 employees: 1 establishment, 100-249 employees: 2 establishments, 50-99 employees: 1 establishment, 20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 10-19 employees: 1 establishment, 5-9 employees: 2 establishments, 1-4 employees: 5 establishments)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (500-999: 1, 100-249: 1, 50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 4, 5-9: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (500-999: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 2, 20-49: 14, 10-19: 5, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (20-49: 7, 10-19: 12, 5-9: 20, 1-4: 14)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (100-249: 1, 20-49: 8, 10-19: 6, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 12)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Security Guards and Patrol Services (100-249: 2, 20-49: 1, 5-9: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (100-249: 2, 20-49: 1)

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:

  • 488 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 102 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 47 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in college/university student housing

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 323 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in halfway houses
  • 14 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 14
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 14 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 ORIGINATED173$113,115107$115,497232$121,06533$25,38727$106,09031$37,121
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$76,63210$150,62568$101,73024$28,4735$41,9708$42,476
APPLICATIONS DENIED25$103,42253$88,404320$98,255174$24,40924$61,77317$25,036
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$115,13110$181,85882$109,43925$35,9744$29,5783$40,977
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$107,5003$45,21364$102,70628$32,6102$33,2603$19,020
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$199,38916$210,9351$115,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$282,2863$112,1000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$227,3520$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$299,0002$137,2950$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$417,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 78596
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 78596 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 78596 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria23977.6 years
Jose16572.8 years
Guadalupe10476.3 years
Juan10369.5 years
Mary7980.0 years
William7379.5 years
John7077.7 years
James6276.7 years
Manuel5976.8 years
Pedro5875.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 78596 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garcia13772.4 years
Martinez13075.7 years
Garza12571.8 years
Gonzalez12278.0 years
Rodriguez12074.5 years
Hernandez10274.2 years
Lopez8272.6 years
Perez6675.9 years
Sanchez5474.6 years
Pena5271.7 years
Businesses in zip code 78596
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Best Western1Nike2
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Burger King2Olive Garden1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Church's Chicken3Pizza Hut2
Cricket Wireless11Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Sears1
Discount Tire1Sephora1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx8Starbucks1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway3
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block2T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jack In The Box1UPS5
KFC1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
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