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78742 Zip Code (Austin, TX) Detailed Profile




City: Austin, TX (20.52%)
County: Travis County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 524
Zip code population in 2010: 820
Zip code population in 2000: 625

Houses and condos: 255
Renter-occupied apartments: 92
% of renters here:

42%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 78742: 92.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 5.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 91 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 78742
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.1% ($1,065)
Texas:

1.8% ($3,020)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,694 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $886 (1.4%)

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Males: 284  (54.2%)
Females: 240  (45.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 78742:

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 78742:

  • Never married: 37.0%
  • Now married: 32.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 21.5%

Zip code 78742 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 78742 (2017)
    • 57792.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 20332.5%White
    • 304.8%Black
    • 50.8%Two or more races
    • 30.5%American Indian
    • 20.3%Asian
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Urban population: 336
Rural population: 187

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $96,824
78742:

$96,824
Texas:

$172,200



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in 78742 zip code as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 78742 is 181 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

46.9 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
Texas:

2.9 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 78742, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $28,233 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$28,233
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $26,015 (reported on 78.8% of returns)
Here:

$26,015
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 77.9% for AGIs below $25k, 80.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $300 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$300
Texas:

$2,372

Profit/loss from business: +$11,200 (reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

+$11,200
State:

+$13,732

Earned income credit: $2,860 (reported on 30.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,860
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 51.5%
Here:

52%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 52.6% for AGIs below $25k, 40.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78742, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $28,394 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$28,394
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $24,856 (reported on 83.0% of returns)
Here:

$24,856
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 86.4% for AGIs below $10k, 80.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 105.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $805 (reported on 25.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$805
Texas:

$2,255

Taxable dividends: $429 (reported on 6.6% of returns)
Here:

$429
State:

$4,261

Net capital gain/loss: +$45 (reported on 6.9% of returns)
Here:

+$45
State:

+$16,110

Profit/loss from business: +$6,061 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

+$6,061
State:

+$11,013

Total itemized deductions: $10,935 (26% of AGI, reported on 9.8% of returns)
Here:

$10,935
State:

$19,631

Here:

26.5% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,550 (3% of AGI, reported on 6.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,550
State:

$4,753

Here:

3.5% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI

Total tax: $3,302 (reported on 66.9% of returns)
78742:

$3,302
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 14.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,726 (reported on 26.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,726
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 54.9%
Here:

55%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 43.3% for AGIs below $10k, 61.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 53.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$34,727
Texas:

$59,206
Austin, TX (78742) map Nearest zip codes: 78721, 78725, 78741, 78702, 78719, 78723.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

33.4%
Texas:

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

22.6%
Texas:

5.1%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 4.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 29
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 189


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 116 (27 now married, 89 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78742 with a mortgage: 25 (1 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 103

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,076
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $375

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

20.4%
Whole state:

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

16.9%
Whole state:

8.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 372014 or later
  • 202010 to 2013
  • 232000 to 2009
  • 441990 to 1999
  • 11980 to 1989
  • 611970 to 1979
  • 481960 to 1969
  • 121950 to 1959
  • 241940 to 1949
  • 81939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Austin, TX (78742)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Austin, TX (78742)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 131 bedroom
  • 262 bedrooms
  • 793 bedrooms
  • 364 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Austin, TX (78742)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Austin, TX (78742)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 201 bedroom
  • 632 bedrooms
  • 473 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Austin, TX (78742) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Austin, TX (78742) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 7no vehicle
  • 431 vehicle
  • 502 vehicles
  • 253 vehicles
  • 24 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Austin, TX (78742) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Austin, TX (78742) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 261 vehicle
  • 642 vehicles
  • 33 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 78742 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 78742 household income distribution in 2017
  • 29Less than $10,000
  • 25$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$15,000 to $19,999
  • 25$20,000 to $24,999
  • 12$25,000 to $29,999
  • 17$30,000 to $34,999
  • 12$35,000 to $39,999
  • 8$50,000 to $59,999
  • 12$60,000 to $74,999
  • 33$75,000 to $99,999
  • 19$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15$125,000 to $149,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 78742

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 78742
  • 4Less than $10,000
  • 15$10,000 to $14,999
  • 4$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 11$50,000 to $59,999
  • 15$80,000 to $89,999
  • 13$90,000 to $99,999
  • 3$100,000 to $124,999
  • 12$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4$150,000 to $174,999
  • 6$175,000 to $199,999
  • 6$200,000 to $249,999
  • 5$250,000 to $299,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 78742

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 78742
  • 18$200 to $249
  • 10$700 to $749
  • 12$750 to $799
  • 7$800 to $899
  • 30$900 to $999
  • 12$1,000 to $1,249

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,080.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $903,689.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $193,132
  • Black or African American householders: $33,304
  • Some other race householders: $145,922
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $145,922

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $96,824
78742:

$96,824
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $21,314 - $146,543

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $411,451
Here:

$411,451
State:

$242,762

Townhouses or other attached units: $276,389
Here:

$276,389
State:

$241,439

In 2-unit structures: $222,881
Here:

$222,881
State:

$179,198

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,003
Here:

$207,003
State:

$206,604

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $405,379
Here:

$405,379
State:

$271,582

Mobile homes: $63,402
Here:

$63,402
State:

$77,722

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,010,993
Here:

$1,010,993
State:

$60,875
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 78742

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 161
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 8
  • 3 or 4: 13
  • 50 or more: 3
  • Mobile homes: 61

Unemployment: 3.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78742

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78742
  • 69.9%208Drove a car alone
  • 21.2%63Carpooled
  • 2.4%7Bus or trolley bus
  • 2.4%7Walked
  • 3.0%9Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78742

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78742
  • 25 to 9 minutes
  • 710 to 14 minutes
  • 3415 to 19 minutes
  • 9620 to 24 minutes
  • 2625 to 29 minutes
  • 7130 to 34 minutes
  • 2835 to 39 minutes
  • 1840 to 44 minutes
  • 290 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 95.6%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 524
  • In family households: 378 (39 male householders, 71 female householders)
    53 spouses, 57 children (54 natural, 2 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 27 brothers or sisters, 37 parents, 10 other relatives, 70 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 146 (79 male householders (54 living alone)), 31 female householders (18 living alone)), 36 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 54 2-persons, 32 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 4 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 72 1-person, 38 2-persons

61.9% of residents of 78742 zip code speak English at home.
34.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% very well, 20% well, 4% not well, 12% not at all).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 97 (18.5%)
(50.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

18.5%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 13%Taiwan
  • 8%Guyana
  • 5%Barbados
  • 4%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 4%Chile
Most common first ancestries reported in 78742
  • 6%Scotch-Irish
  • 4%Russian
  • 2%Dutch
  • 2%German
  • 1%Norwegian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 22010 or later
  • 252000 to 2009
  • 361990 to 1999
  • 35Before 1990

Zip code 78742 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • AUSTIN VEE DUB INC (1111 OLD BASTROP HWY in AUSTIN, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: OTHER AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.
    Organizations: AUSTIN VEE DUB SALVAGE (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: AUSTIN VEE-DUB SALVAGE

Zip code 78742 marital status for males
Zip code 78742 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 45.7%Electricity
  • 41.1%Utility gas
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 1,653.

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

  • This state: 350
  • Northeast: 5
  • Midwest: 31
  • South: 27
  • West: 4

43% of the 78742 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

81% of the 78742 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Austin, TX (78742)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Texas:

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

0.0%
Texas:

6.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
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 ($)
  • 69,825Management occupations
  • 37,884Construction and extraction occupations
  • 31,948Production occupations
  • 30,067Office and administrative support occupations
  • 17,707Sales and related occupations
  • 12,199Food preparation and serving related occupations

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

  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (50-99 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors (20-49: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 1)
  • Construction: Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (20-49: 1)
  • Construction: Drywall and Insulation Contractors (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers (10-19: 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

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$122,2231$73,8801$52,9200$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$19,9101$58,6901$1,5701$19,910
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$155,6302$84,1004$75,8501$5,7602$65,240
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$62,3600$01$26,2000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$280,8600$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0023.10

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$117,380
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0023.10

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 78742
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 78742 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 78742 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Henry469.5 years
John464.2 years
Eugene363.7 years
Annie385.3 years
Arthur378.3 years
Mary372.3 years
Dale254.0 years
James275.0 years
Edna262.9 years
Charles275.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 78742 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown674.3 years
Soriano481.7 years
Moreno383.4 years
Smith369.0 years
Wilson375.0 years
Galloway280.5 years
Anderson265.5 years
Arnold287.0 years
Hergotz296.4 years
Brooks289.9 years
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