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78839 Zip Code (Crystal City, TX) Detailed Profile




Cities: Crystal City, TX (1.01%), Amaya, TX (0.06%), Loma Grande, TX (0.02%)
Counties: Zavala County, TX (89.72%), Dimmit County, TX (10.28%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 9,093
Zip code population in 2010: 8,578
Zip code population in 2000: 8,628

Houses and condos: 3,219
Renter-occupied apartments: 828
% of renters here:

30%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 78839: 75.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 359.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 78839
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.3% ($799)
Texas:

1.7% ($3,390)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,367 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $735 (1.6%)

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Males: 4,683  (51.5%)
Females: 4,409  (48.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 78839:

  • High school or higher: 71.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 78839:

  • Never married: 39.4%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

Zip code 78839 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 78839 (2019)
    • 8,23996.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2963.5%White
    • 280.3%Black
    • 70.08%Two or more races
    • 50.06%American Indian
    • 20.02%Some other race
    • 10.01%Asian
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Urban population: 7,776
Rural population: 1,316

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $59,489
78839:

$59,489
Texas:

$200,400



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in 78839 zip code as of May 23, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 78839 is 373 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

32.9 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.2 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 78839, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $32,619 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,619
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $27,289 (reported on 89.8% of returns)
Here:

$27,289
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.1% for AGIs below $25k, 87.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 87.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 109.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $673 (reported on 8.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$673
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,160 (reported on 1.5% of returns)
Here:

$5,160
State:

$9,721

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$11,840 (reported on 1.5% of returns)
Here:

+$11,840
State:

+$35,319

Profit/loss from business: +$7,204 (reported on 22.1% of returns)
Here:

+$7,204
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.5% for AGIs below $25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,583 (reported on 1.7% of returns)
78839:

$7,583
Texas:

$19,511

Total itemized deductions: $22,496 (22% of AGI, reported on 7.8% of returns)
Here:

$22,496
State:

$24,724

Here:

22.1% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 4.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,771 (reported on 4.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,771
State:

$6,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $3,184 (reported on 7.3% of returns)
78839:

$3,184
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,885 (reported on 45.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,885
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 70.3%
Here:

70%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 69.6% for AGIs below $25k, 67.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78839, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $19,569 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$19,569
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $18,250 (reported on 88.5% of returns)
Here:

$18,250
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 87.3% for AGIs below $10k, 85.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 93.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 37.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,083 (reported on 14.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,083
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,232 (reported on 2.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,232
State:

$4,261

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,677 (reported on 2.2% of returns)
Here:

+$4,677
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, -0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,282 (reported on 26.6% of returns)
Here:

+$4,282
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 26.6% for AGIs below $10k, 8.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.5% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,769 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
78839:

$3,769
Texas:

$3,120

Total itemized deductions: $16,198 (31% of AGI, reported on 7.1% of returns)
Here:

$16,198
State:

$19,631

Here:

31.3% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,065 (4% of AGI, reported on 5.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,065
State:

$4,753

Here:

3.9% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $2,484 (reported on 48.1% of returns)
78839:

$2,484
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 21.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,356 (reported on 60.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,356
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 73.4%
Here:

73%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 72.0% for AGIs below $10k, 77.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 70.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 47.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 82.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$36,145
Texas:

$64,034
Crystal City, TX (78839) map Nearest zip codes: 78872, 78834, 78827, 78829, 78830, 78836.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.6%
Texas:

51.9%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.5%
Texas:

49.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,004
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,683


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 108 (0 now married, 106 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,862 (614 now married, 1,253 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78839 with a mortgage: 266
Houses without a mortgage: 1,707

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $883
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $344

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

28.1%
Whole state:

13.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

13.8%
Whole state:

7.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.3
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 78839: Cross Plaza (A), J N Siding (B), Mesteño Windmill (C), Alto Windmill (D), Eslabon Ranch (E), Crystal City Fire Department (F), Crystal City Emergency Medical Services (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 78839 include: Church of Christ (A), Mount Olive Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Vivian Cemetery (1), Edgewood Cemetery (2), Juarez Cemetery (3), Cometa Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Comanche Lake (A), Rocky Lake (B), Crooked Lake (C), Mesteño Lake (D), Fishhook Lake (E), Tortuga Tank (F), Slyder Lake (G), Reynolds-Wilson Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beef Hollow Creek (A), Alligator Slough (B), Spurler Creek (C), Peña Creek (D), Palo Blanco Creek (E), Sugar Creek (F), Chacon Creek (G), Capota Creek (H), Sand Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 78839 include: Juan Garcia Park (1), Oak Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 1892014 or later
  • 212010 to 2013
  • 3072000 to 2009
  • 3021990 to 1999
  • 5081980 to 1989
  • 5031970 to 1979
  • 5781960 to 1969
  • 4391950 to 1959
  • 2041940 to 1949
  • 1961939 or earlier

Zip code 78839 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Crystal City, TX (78839)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Crystal City, TX (78839)
  • 6no bedroom
  • 201 bedroom
  • 1042 bedrooms
  • 1,4123 bedrooms
  • 3774 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Crystal City, TX (78839)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Crystal City, TX (78839)
  • 21no bedroom
  • 1271 bedroom
  • 3522 bedrooms
  • 3173 bedrooms
  • 74 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Crystal City, TX (78839) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Crystal City, TX (78839) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 72no vehicle
  • 7811 vehicle
  • 4552 vehicles
  • 5413 vehicles
  • 334 vehicles
  • 505+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Crystal City, TX (78839) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Crystal City, TX (78839) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 167no vehicle
  • 3211 vehicle
  • 2762 vehicles
  • 293 vehicles
  • 364 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 78839 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 78839 household income distribution in 2019
  • 356Less than $10,000
  • 343$10,000 to $14,999
  • 71$15,000 to $19,999
  • 139$20,000 to $24,999
  • 160$25,000 to $29,999
  • 266$30,000 to $34,999
  • 167$35,000 to $39,999
  • 207$40,000 to $44,999
  • 97$45,000 to $49,999
  • 143$50,000 to $59,999
  • 338$60,000 to $74,999
  • 263$75,000 to $99,999
  • 76$100,000 to $124,999
  • 25$125,000 to $149,999
  • 20$150,000 to $199,999
  • 8$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 78839

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 78839
  • 234$10,000 to $14,999
  • 45$15,000 to $19,999
  • 46$20,000 to $24,999
  • 147$25,000 to $29,999
  • 71$30,000 to $34,999
  • 247$35,000 to $39,999
  • 20$40,000 to $49,999
  • 150$50,000 to $59,999
  • 240$60,000 to $69,999
  • 47$70,000 to $79,999
  • 147$80,000 to $89,999
  • 41$90,000 to $99,999
  • 59$100,000 to $124,999
  • 64$125,000 to $149,999
  • 80$150,000 to $174,999
  • 16$175,000 to $199,999
  • 30$200,000 to $249,999
  • 10$400,000 to $499,999
  • 10$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 78839

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 78839
  • 77Less than $100
  • 43$100 to $149
  • 88$150 to $199
  • 16$200 to $249
  • 91$300 to $349
  • 24$350 to $399
  • 49$400 to $449
  • 18$450 to $499
  • 50$500 to $549
  • 28$550 to $599
  • 100$600 to $649
  • 7$650 to $699
  • 67$700 to $749
  • 111No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $633.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $106,230
  • Black or African American householders: $83,866
  • Asian householders: $503,198
  • Some other race householders: $44,281
  • Two or more races householders: $51,661
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $59,936

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $59,489
78839:

$59,489
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,515 - $87,643
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 78839
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,882
  • One, attached: 39
  • Two: 286
  • 3 or 4: 81
  • 10 to 19: 74
  • 50 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 806
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Unemployment: 7.2%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78839

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78839
  • 91.7%3,188Drove a car alone
  • 2.1%74Carpooled
  • 1.0%35Motorcycle
  • 0.2%7Walked
  • 1.5%53Other means
  • 3.1%107Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78839

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78839
  • 353Less than 5 minutes
  • 9925 to 9 minutes
  • 79410 to 14 minutes
  • 43415 to 19 minutes
  • 35520 to 24 minutes
  • 10825 to 29 minutes
  • 4230 to 34 minutes
  • 5945 to 59 minutes
  • 21860 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 66.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,093
  • Male householders: 1,530 (198 living alone), Female householders: 1,234 (292 living alone)
  • 1,237 spouses (1,237 opposite-sex spouses), 128 unmarried partners, (128 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,980 children (2,939 natural, 0 adopted, 37 stepchildren), 847 grandchildren, 435 brothers or sisters, 296 parents, 0 foster children, 140 other relatives, 135 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 163 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 726 2-persons, 626 3-persons, 320 4-persons, 350 5-persons, 116 6-persons, 45 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 490 1-person, 71 2-persons

474 married couples with children.
1,200 single-parent households (254 men, 946 women).

24.4% of residents of 78839 zip code speak English at home.
78.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% very well, 16% well, 4% not well, 3% not at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% not at all).

Foreign born population: 649 (7.1%)
(34.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

7.1%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 89%Honduras
  • 2%El Salvador
  • 2%Germany
  • 0%Nepal
Most common first ancestries reported in 78839
  • 1%English
  • 1%American
  • 0%Dutch
  • 0%Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 502010 or later
  • 2822000 to 2009
  • 721990 to 1999
  • 521Before 1990

Zip code 78839 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ALAMO LUMBER CO (1007 WEST LAKE in CRYSTAL CITY, TX)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Business SIC classification: READY-MIXED CONCRETE

Zip code 78839 marital status for males
Zip code 78839 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 10.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 84.9%Electricity
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 9,130.

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

  • This state: 7,316
  • Midwest: 424
  • South: 207
  • West: 159

67% of the 78839 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

93% of the 78839 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 15% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 7% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Crystal City, TX (78839)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 136
Here:

12.8%
Texas:

7.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 40
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

6.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

14.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 41,615Management occupations
  • 37,273Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 33,536Construction and extraction occupations
  • 31,157Transportation occupations
  • 27,121Sales and related occupations
  • 22,452Production occupations

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (500-999 employees: 1 establishment, 10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (50-99: 1, 10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 1, 10-19: 3)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (20-49: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (20-49: 1)
  • Educational Services: Elementary and Secondary Schools (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:

  • 348 people in federal detention centers
  • 61 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 260 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 80 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

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

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 78839 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria7974.8 years
Jose6770.3 years
Juan5570.6 years
Jesus4566.6 years
Guadalupe3173.7 years
Manuel3170.2 years
Francisco2274.9 years
Pedro2074.6 years
Antonio2074.4 years
Juanita1575.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 78839 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rodriguez6974.1 years
Martinez5775.5 years
Garcia4174.0 years
Hernandez4074.3 years
Flores3778.0 years
Lopez3671.5 years
Perez3168.5 years
Ramirez2870.8 years
Sanchez2376.0 years
Torres2170.8 years
Businesses in zip code 78839
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx1
Church's Chicken1H&R Block1
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut1
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