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78609 Zip Code (Buchanan Dam, TX) Detailed Profile



City: Buchanan Dam, TX (49.06%)
County: Llano County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2015: 1,551
Zip code population in 2010: 2,012
Zip code population in 2000: 2,175

Houses and condos: 1,523
Renter-occupied apartments: 136
% of renters here:

15%
State:

39%
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in zip code 78609: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 23.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 12.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 66 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 78609
Zip code 78609 (Buchanan Dam, Texas) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2015:
This zip code:

0.9% ($1,491)
Texas:

1.8% ($2,755)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,226 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,273 (0.9%)

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Males: 752  (48.5%)
Females: 799  (51.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 78609:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 78609:

  • Never married: 8.5%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 26.1%

Zip code 78609 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 78609

  • Zip code 78609 races chart
    • 1,860White population
    • 5Black population
    • 10American Indian population
    • 9Asian population
    • 3Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 2Some other race population
    • 16Two or more races population
    • 107Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2015: $162,900
78609:

$162,900
Texas:

$152,000



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in 78609 zip code as of April 25, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 78609 to the number of sex offenders is 155 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

63.3 years
Texas median age:

34.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

1.8 people
Texas:

2.9 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 78609, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $49,663 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$49,663
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $36,068 (reported on 64.8% of returns)
Here:

$36,068
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 53.0% for AGIs below $25k, 64.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 38.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 55.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,441 (reported on 38.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,441
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,396 (reported on 26.1% of returns)
Here:

$5,396
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$10,106 (reported on 19.3% of returns)
Here:

+$10,106
State:

+$35,319
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,521 (reported on 21.6% of returns)
Here:

+$9,521
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.2% for AGIs below $25k, 5.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $13,235 (reported on 19.3% of returns)
78609:

$13,235
Texas:

$19,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $25k, 5.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $22,468 (22% of AGI, reported on 21.6% of returns)
Here:

$22,468
State:

$24,724

Here:

21.9% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.0% for AGIs below $25k, 9.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $4,320 (reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here:

$4,320
State:

$6,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $4,974 (reported on 21.6% of returns)
78609:

$4,974
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,007 (reported on 17.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,007
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 45.5%
Here:

45%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 43.2% for AGIs below $25k, 45.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 50.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 37.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78609, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,943 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,943
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $32,027 (reported on 62.4% of returns)
Here:

$32,027
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 90.5% for AGIs below $10k, 53.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 55.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 48.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 38.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,706 (reported on 51.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,706
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 12.3% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,127 (reported on 28.8% of returns)
Here:

$3,127
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$8,833 (reported on 25.3% of returns)
Here:

+$8,833
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,628 (reported on 24.6% of returns)
Here:

+$6,628
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.3% for AGIs below $10k, 6.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,385 (reported on 1.5% of returns)
78609:

$3,385
Texas:

$3,120

Total itemized deductions: $18,708 (26% of AGI, reported on 21.9% of returns)
Here:

$18,708
State:

$19,631

Here:

26.3% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,610 (5% of AGI, reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,610
State:

$4,753

Here:

4.9% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,839 (reported on 74.5% of returns)
78609:

$5,839
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,784 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,784
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 56.9%
Here:

57%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 55.6% for AGIs below $10k, 59.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 61.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 47.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 58.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2015:
This zip code:

$35,000
Texas:

$55,653
Buchanan Dam, TX (78609) map Nearest zip codes: 78607, 78639, 78672, 78611, 76824, 78657.
Buchanan Dam Zip Code Map

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

22.2%
Texas:

54.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

3.4%
Texas:

5.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 43
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 841


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 204 (91 now married, 113 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78609 with a mortgage: 276 (1 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 472

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,300
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $436

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2015:
This zip code:

12.3%
Whole state:

15.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2015:
This zip code:

9.5%
Whole state:

9.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.1
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 78609: Inks Dam Substation (A), Buchanan Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 78609 include: Lakeshore Church (A), First Union Church (B), Buchanan West Baptist Church (C), Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church (D), Genesis Lutheran Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Murchinson Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Reservoirs: Lake Buchanan (A), Inks Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: South Coggins Creek (A), Spring Creek (B), Campground Creek (C), North Coggins Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 78609 include: Llano County Park (1), Black Rock Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 0Built 2014 or later
  • 47Built 2010 to 2013
  • 346Built 2000 to 2009
  • 173Built 1990 to 1999
  • 250Built 1980 to 1989
  • 430Built 1970 to 1979
  • 133Built 1960 to 1969
  • 90Built 1950 to 1959
  • 32Built 1940 to 1949
  • 22Built 1939 or earlier
Note: State values scaled to 78609 population

Zip code 78609 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Buchanan Dam, TX (78609)

  • 18no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 3072 bedrooms
  • 3603 bedrooms
  • 324 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 78609 population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Buchanan Dam, TX (78609)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 441 bedroom
  • 522 bedrooms
  • 403 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 78609 population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Buchanan Dam, TX (78609) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 35no vehicle
  • 2871 vehicle
  • 2872 vehicles
  • 1093 vehicles
  • 224 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 78609 population

Cars and other vehicles available in Buchanan Dam, TX (78609) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 15no vehicle
  • 581 vehicle
  • 592 vehicles
  • 43 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 78609 population

  • Zip code 78609 household income distribution in 2015

  • Zip code 78609 household income distribution in 2015
  • 90Less than $10,000
  • 61$10,000 to $14,999
  • 50$15,000 to $19,999
  • 84$20,000 to $24,999
  • 83$25,000 to $29,999
  • 74$30,000 to $34,999
  • 41$35,000 to $39,999
  • 44$40,000 to $44,999
  • 31$45,000 to $49,999
  • 33$50,000 to $59,999
  • 100$60,000 to $74,999
  • 85$75,000 to $99,999
  • 27$100,000 to $124,999
  • 44$125,000 to $149,999
  • 23$150,000 to $199,999
  • 14$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2015 in zip code 78609

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2015 in zip code 78609
  • 14Less than $10,000
  • 4$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6$15,000 to $19,999
  • 17$25,000 to $29,999
  • 10$30,000 to $34,999
  • 11$40,000 to $49,999
  • 60$50,000 to $59,999
  • 16$60,000 to $69,999
  • 27$70,000 to $79,999
  • 41$80,000 to $89,999
  • 11$90,000 to $99,999
  • 51$100,000 to $124,999
  • 75$125,000 to $149,999
  • 60$150,000 to $174,999
  • 25$175,000 to $199,999
  • 111$200,000 to $249,999
  • 56$250,000 to $299,999
  • 62$300,000 to $399,999
  • 64$400,000 to $499,999
  • 27$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in zip code 78609

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in zip code 78609
  • 46$500 to $549
  • 20$600 to $649
  • 18$650 to $699
  • 7$700 to $749
  • 8$750 to $799
  • 15$800 to $899
  • 12$900 to $999
  • 10No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2015: $817.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $207,545.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2015 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $182,171
  • Two or more races householders: $295,438

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $162,900
78609:

$162,900
Texas:

$152,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,400 - $269,600

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,177
  • One, attached: 11
  • Two: 25
  • 10 to 19: 8
  • Mobile homes: 287
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Unemployment: 8.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78609

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78609
  • 69.6%321Drove a car alone
  • 5.2%24Carpooled
  • 7.8%36Walked
  • 3.5%16Other means
  • 13.9%64Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78609

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78609
  • 37Less than 5 minutes
  • 545 to 9 minutes
  • 3410 to 14 minutes
  • 3015 to 19 minutes
  • 7220 to 24 minutes
  • 4425 to 29 minutes
  • 2930 to 34 minutes
  • 2840 to 44 minutes
  • 2045 to 59 minutes
  • 2860 to 89 minutes
  • 2190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 64.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,551
  • In family households: 1,052 (316 male householders, 150 female householders)
    409 spouses, 130 children (108 natural, 3 adopted, 20 stepchildren), 21 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 21 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 499 (176 male householders (157 living alone)), 242 female householders (206 living alone)), 81 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 420 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 16 4-persons, 16 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 363 1-person, 55 2-persons

59 married couples with children.
21 single-parent households (8 men, 13 women).

97.3% of residents of 78609 zip code speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (91% very well, 9% well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% not well).

Foreign born population: 18 (1.2%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

1.2%
Whole state:

17.0%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%)

  • 28%Egypt

Most common first ancestries reported in 78609 (%)

  • 22%American
  • 14%English
  • 13%German
  • 10%Irish
  • 8%Dutch
  • 6%Scotch-Irish
  • 3%European

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 18Before 1990
Note: State values scaled to 78609 population

Zip code 78609 topographic map


Zip code 78609 marital status for males
Zip code 78609 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 78%Electricity
  • 20%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%Utility gas
  • 1%Wood

Population in 1990: 1,457. Population change in the 1990s: +718 (+49.3%).

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

  • This state: 967
  • Northeast: 22
  • Midwest: 193
  • South: 192
  • West: 159

52% of the 78609 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

93% of the 78609 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% 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): 7
Here:

21.9%
Texas:

7.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 50,673Management occupations
  • 38,333Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 37,500Education, training, and library occupations
  • 34,531Sales and related occupations
  • 30,313Construction and extraction occupations
  • 26,488Production occupations
Note: State values scaled to 78609 population

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • DAN WILLARD (HWY 29 in BUCHANAN DAM, TX; small business)
    4 employees, $430000 revenue. : $11,000 in 2 contracts from 1999 to 2000
    $8,000 with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Family Housing Facilities. Signed on 2000-12-15. Completion date: 2001-02-15.
    $3,000, same as above. Signed on 1999-10-15. Completion date: 1999-12-15.

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19: 2, 1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (5-9: 1, 1-4: 4)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services (5-9: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Veterinary Services (5-9: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9: 1)

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 2014:

  • 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: 1
Most common first names in zip code 78609 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3075.0 years
James2274.2 years
William2276.1 years
Robert2068.6 years
Charles1978.8 years
Mary1579.8 years
George1170.8 years
Henry1080.8 years
Clarence869.1 years
Frank776.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 78609 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Murchison1381.8 years
Smith1277.3 years
Taylor975.3 years
Davis978.2 years
Jones877.4 years
Williams877.0 years
Watson778.0 years
Fisher669.4 years
Lewis674.8 years
Adams586.4 years
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