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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 2016: 724
Zip code population in 2010: 820
Zip code population in 2000: 625

Houses and condos: 299
Renter-occupied apartments: 132
% of renters here:

47%
State:

39%
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in zip code 78742: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 5.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 126 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Zip code 78742 (Austin, Texas) real estate house value trends

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2016:
This zip code:

1.1% ($980)
Texas:

1.8% ($2,863)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,205 (2.1%)

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Males: 399  (55.2%)
Females: 324  (44.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 78742:

  • High school or higher: 62.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 78742:

  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 32.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 27.0%

Zip code 78742 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 78742

  • Zip code 78742 races chart
    • 203White population
    • 30Black population
    • 3American Indian population
    • 2Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 5Two or more races population
    • 577Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 464
Rural population: 259

Estimated median house/condo value in 2016: $89,459
78742:

$89,459
Texas:

$161,500



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 78742 zip code as of March 22, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 78742 to the number of sex offenders is 241 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

44.6 years
Texas median age:

34.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 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 2016:
This zip code:

$37,754
Texas:

$56,565
Austin, TX (78742) map Nearest zip codes: 78721, 78725, 78741, 78702, 78719, 78723.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

39.2%
Texas:

53.6%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

19.6%
Texas:

5.3%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 37
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 245


Housing units in zip code 78742 with a mortgage: 32
Houses without a mortgage: 121

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $913
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $423

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2016:
This zip code:

24.7%
Whole state:

15.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2016:
This zip code:

17.3%
Whole state:

9.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1
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Year house built

  • 0Built 2014 or later
  • 25Built 2010 to 2013
  • 31Built 2000 to 2009
  • 79Built 1990 to 1999
  • 7Built 1980 to 1989
  • 60Built 1970 to 1979
  • 60Built 1960 to 1969
  • 12Built 1950 to 1959
  • 19Built 1940 to 1949
  • 10Built 1939 or earlier
Note: State values scaled to 78742 population

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Austin, TX (78742)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 221 bedroom
  • 272 bedrooms
  • 703 bedrooms
  • 434 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 78742 population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Austin, TX (78742)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 191 bedroom
  • 712 bedrooms
  • 193 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 78742 population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Austin, TX (78742) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 8no vehicle
  • 451 vehicle
  • 712 vehicles
  • 233 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 78742 population

Cars and other vehicles available in Austin, TX (78742) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 0no vehicle
  • 281 vehicle
  • 1022 vehicles
  • 33 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 78742 population

  • Zip code 78742 household income distribution in 2016

  • Zip code 78742 household income distribution in 2016
  • 55Less than $10,000
  • 15$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$15,000 to $19,999
  • 23$20,000 to $24,999
  • 13$25,000 to $29,999
  • 22$30,000 to $34,999
  • 11$35,000 to $39,999
  • 15$40,000 to $44,999
  • 17$45,000 to $49,999
  • 21$50,000 to $59,999
  • 11$60,000 to $74,999
  • 36$75,000 to $99,999
  • 14$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15$125,000 to $149,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2016 in zip code 78742

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2016 in zip code 78742
  • 5Less than $10,000
  • 18$10,000 to $14,999
  • 10$15,000 to $19,999
  • 14$20,000 to $24,999
  • 13$50,000 to $59,999
  • 21$80,000 to $89,999
  • 12$90,000 to $99,999
  • 7$125,000 to $149,999
  • 6$150,000 to $174,999
  • 4$175,000 to $199,999
  • 8$200,000 to $249,999
  • 11$250,000 to $299,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in zip code 78742

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in zip code 78742
  • 25$200 to $249
  • 14$400 to $449
  • 4$600 to $649
  • 4$650 to $699
  • 10$700 to $749
  • 17$750 to $799
  • 12$800 to $899
  • 28$900 to $999
  • 11$1,000 to $1,249

Median gross rent in 2016: $995.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $370,761.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2016 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $178,441
  • Black or African American householders: $30,771
  • Some other race householders: $134,822
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $134,822

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $89,459
78742:

$89,459
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $20,183 - $141,490

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $384,218
Here:

$384,218
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $255,318
Here:

$255,318
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $251,523
Here:

$251,523
State:

$179,535

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $404,290
Here:

$404,290
State:

$145,057

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $330,629
Here:

$330,629
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $64,710
Here:

$64,710
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $874,430
Here:

$874,430
State:

$50,435

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 170
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 3
  • Mobile homes: 107
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Unemployment: 5.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78742

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78742
  • 75.0%287Drove a car alone
  • 17.8%68Carpooled
  • 1.8%7Bus or trolley bus
  • 2.1%8Walked
  • 1.8%7Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78742

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78742
  • 35 to 9 minutes
  • 3110 to 14 minutes
  • 4715 to 19 minutes
  • 13520 to 24 minutes
  • 1825 to 29 minutes
  • 9230 to 34 minutes
  • 2535 to 39 minutes
  • 1340 to 44 minutes
  • 345 to 59 minutes
  • 190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 96.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 724
  • In family households: 546 (64 male householders, 93 female householders)
    70 spouses, 137 children (129 natural, 5 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 19 grandchildren, 33 brothers or sisters, 29 parents, 20 other relatives, 66 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 179 (96 male householders (56 living alone)), 29 female householders (18 living alone)), 53 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 67 2-persons, 44 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 74 1-person, 51 2-persons

44 married couples with children.
42 single-parent households (42 women).

54.7% of residents of 78742 zip code speak English at home.
42.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% very well, 21% well, 15% not well, 14% not at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 173 (24.0%)
(52.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

24.0%
Whole state:

17.0%

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

  • 8%Taiwan
  • 3%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 2%Guyana

Most common first ancestries reported in 78742 (%)

  • 4%Scotch-Irish
  • 3%Italian
  • 3%Russian
  • 1%German
  • 1%Norwegian
  • 1%Polish
  • 1%Dutch

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 12010 or later
  • 372000 to 2009
  • 621990 to 1999
  • 67Before 1990
Note: State values scaled to 78742 population

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: 5.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 52%Electricity
  • 36%Utility gas
  • 8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2%Other fuel
  • 2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 1,653. Population change in the 1990s: -1,028 (-62.2%).

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

  • This state: 466
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 30
  • South: 27
  • West: 14

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.

82% of the 78742 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 18% 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):
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

15.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 42,467Management occupations
  • 32,490Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 30,722Production occupations
  • 30,047Office and administrative support occupations
  • 23,643Construction and extraction occupations
  • 20,716Sales and related occupations
Note: State values scaled to 78742 population

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 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 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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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