78597 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 2,911
Zip code population in 2010: 2,885
Zip code population in 2000: 2,836

Houses and condos: 7,381
Renter-occupied apartments: 465
% of renters here:

27%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 78597: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 9.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 121.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 323 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% ($4,226)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,510)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,731 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,822 (1.3%)

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Males: 1,502  (51.6%)
Females: 1,409  (48.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 78597:

For population 15 years and over in 78597:

Zip code 78597 compared to state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
  • Races in zip code 78597

  • Zip code 78597 races chart
    • 1,949White population
    • 30Black population
    • 8American Indian population
    • 42Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 16Two or more races population
    • 838Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 2,803
Rural population: 107

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $270,800
78597:

$270,800
Texas:

$132,000



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 78597 zip code as of September 02, 2015.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

60.0 years
Texas median age:

34.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

1.7 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 78597, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $94,883 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$94,883
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $50,063 (reported on 67.4% of returns)
Here:

$50,063
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 65.7% for AGIs below $25k, 58.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 53.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 46.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 19.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $6,878 (reported on 40.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$6,878
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $19,366 (reported on 28.8% of returns)
Here:

$19,366
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$72,357 (reported on 28.0% of returns)
Here:

+$72,357
State:

+$35,319
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 38.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$20,449 (reported on 31.1% of returns)
Here:

+$20,449
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.1% for AGIs below $25k, 13.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $25,500 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
78597:

$25,500
Texas:

$19,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $27,513 (14% of AGI, reported on 34.8% of returns)
Here:

$27,513
State:

$24,724

Here:

14.2% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.7% for AGIs below $25k, 14.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $6,247 (reported on 25.8% of returns)
Here:

$6,247
State:

$6,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $10,623 (reported on 33.3% of returns)
78597:

$10,623
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.9% for AGIs below $25k, 4.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,875 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,875
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78597, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $78,958 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$78,958
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $41,183 (reported on 64.9% of returns)
Here:

$41,183
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 65.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 59.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 58.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $5,263 (reported on 49.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$5,263
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $9,303 (reported on 32.9% of returns)
Here:

$9,303
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$51,708 (reported on 32.7% of returns)
Here:

+$51,708
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 28.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,190 (reported on 29.1% of returns)
Here:

+$11,190
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,902 (reported on 4.4% of returns)
78597:

$3,902
Texas:

$3,120
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $5,417 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
Here:

$5,417
Texas:

$16,401

Total itemized deductions: $21,342 (14% of AGI, reported on 35.0% of returns)
Here:

$21,342
State:

$19,631

Here:

14.0% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 15.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 16.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,331 (2% of AGI, reported on 26.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,331
State:

$4,753

Here:

2.4% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $16,030 (reported on 78.1% of returns)
78597:

$16,030
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,497 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,497
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 65.8%
Here:

66%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 65.4% for AGIs below $10k, 60.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 58.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 85.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$45,432
Texas:

$51,704
South Padre Island, TX (78597) map Nearest zip codes: 78566, 78578, 78583, 78521, 78526, 78575.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

22.4%
Texas:

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

3.5%
Texas:

5.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 57
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,651


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 323 (18 now married, 305 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78597 with a mortgage: 408
Houses without a mortgage: 835

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,440
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S949

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

23.3%
Whole state:

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

9.7%
Whole state:

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

4.7
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 78597: Isla Blanca Cabana (A), Cameron County Marina (B), Fisherman's Wharf Marina (C), Light Fiftynine (D), Light Sixtynine (E), Light Seventynine (F), Light Eightynine (G), South Padre Island Fire Department (H), South Padre Island Police Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 78597: Island Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 1,4932000 to 2009
  • 7331990 to 1999
  • 3,0171980 to 1989
  • 1,6971970 to 1979
  • 2691960 to 1969
  • 941950 to 1959
  • 01940 to 1949
  • 781939 or earlier
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in South Padre Island, TX (78597)

  • 13no bedroom
  • 1021 bedroom
  • 5012 bedrooms
  • 4943 bedrooms
  • 1134 bedrooms
  • 205+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Padre Island, TX (78597)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1281 bedroom
  • 2982 bedrooms
  • 393 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in South Padre Island, TX (78597) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 85no vehicle
  • 6531 vehicle
  • 4012 vehicles
  • 1043 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in South Padre Island, TX (78597) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 0no vehicle
  • 2361 vehicle
  • 1902 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 395+ vehicles


Zip code 78597 topographic map

Median gross rent in 2013: $858.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $263,799.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $270,800
78597:

$270,800
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $118,700 - $467,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $118,722
Here:

$118,722
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $120,024
Here:

$120,024
State:

$180,420

In 2-unit structures: $45,889
Here:

$45,889
State:

$130,111

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $253,479
Here:

$253,479
State:

$130,946

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $124,783
Here:

$124,783
State:

$183,324

Mobile homes: $33,862
Here:

$33,862
State:

$60,009

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $22,400
Here:

$22,400
State:

$67,181

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 5.2%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 94.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,909

Size of family households: 794 2-persons, 85 3-persons, 13 4-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 717 1-person, 99 2-persons

77 married couples with children.
186 single-parent households (61 men, 125 women).

80.6% of residents of 78597 zip code speak English at home.
19.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% very well, 17% well, 9% not well, 2% not at all).

Foreign born population: 331 (11.4%)
(56.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

11.4%
Whole state:

16.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 55%Mexico
  • 12%Poland
  • 10%England
  • 10%Europe, n.e.c.
  • 7%Other Eastern Europe
  • 3%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 3%Colombia

Most common first ancestries reported in 78597 (%)

  • 24%Other groups
  • 16%English
  • 11%German
  • 9%Irish
  • 3%Italian
  • 3%Norwegian
  • 3%Polish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 392010 or later
  • 772000 to 2009
  • 181990 to 1999
  • 276Before 1990

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 78597:

All 20 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 78597

Zip code 78597 marital status for males
Zip code 78597 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 90%Electricity
  • 8%Utility gas
  • 2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 1,796. Population change in the 1990s: +1,040 (+57.9%).

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


33% of the 78597 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

85% of the 78597 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% 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):
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 43
Here:

47.3%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 39
Here:

51.3%
Texas:

14.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 100,568Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 50,875Legal occupations
  • 49,375Education, training, and library occupations
  • 43,026Office and administrative support occupations
  • 31,200Management occupations
  • 30,938Business and financial operations 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 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full 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 ORIGINATED6$208,667538$306,580186$254,39814$87,28614$83,143620$295,6944$61,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$082$294,31740$213,1502$304,0000$0100$286,4000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$231,000180$340,322202$257,6838$130,2500$0278$303,4170$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$074$318,054104$225,8278$200,7502$2,225,000136$257,1470$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$84,00012$414,83326$259,6922$100,0000$032$294,2500$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$242,6672$179,0008$227,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$295,0000$08$227,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$128,0004$269,5004$180,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$311,0000$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0123.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 78597 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John974.9 years
William969.9 years
Charles872.4 years
Joseph763.0 years
James770.0 years
Robert675.3 years
Mary578.2 years
Ruth586.0 years
Joe471.3 years
Edward482.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 78597 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith485.8 years
Adams375.3 years
Foster385.7 years
Furcron379.3 years
Callaway375.9 years
Williams374.3 years
Gutches277.5 years
Beach276.0 years
Coleman276.0 years
Dunn275.0 years
Businesses in zip code 78597
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La Quinta1
CVS1Long John Silver's1
Comfort Suites1MasterBrand Cabinets1
DHL1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Motel 61
Days Inn1Ramada1
FedEx2Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Howard Johnson1Travelodge1
KFC1UPS1

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