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78879 Zip Code (TX) Detailed Profile



Counties: Real County, TX (78.52%), Uvalde County, TX (21.48%)
Estimated zip code population in 2015: 300
Zip code population in 2010: 264
Zip code population in 2000: 186

Houses and condos: 353
Renter-occupied apartments: 9
% of renters here:

6%
State:

39%
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in zip code 78879: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 45.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 78879

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Males: 130  (43.3%)
Females: 170  (56.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 78879:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%

For population 15 years and over in 78879:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 38.3%

Zip code 78879 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 78879

  • Zip code 78879 races chart
    • 212White population
    • 0Black population
    • 1American Indian population
    • 0Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 1Two or more races population
    • 50Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2015: $131,800
78879:

$131,800
Texas:

$152,000
Median resident age:
This zip code:

76.3 years
Texas median age:

34.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 people
Texas:

2.9 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 78879, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $64,758 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$64,758
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $42,871 (reported on 58.3% of returns)
Here:

$42,871
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 52.4% for AGIs below $25k, 35.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 38.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,360 (reported on 41.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,360
Texas:

$2,372

Ordinary dividends: $2,967 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,967
State:

$9,721

Profit/loss from business: +$6,300 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
Here:

+$6,300
State:

+$13,732

Total itemized deductions: $20,700 (16% of AGI, reported on 33.3% of returns)
Here:

$20,700
State:

$24,724

Here:

16.5% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI

Charity contributions: $2,933 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,933
State:

$6,808

Taxes paid: $5,467 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
78879:

$5,467
State:

$6,921


Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 50.0%
Here:

50%
State:

51%

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78879, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $38,411 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,411
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $25,125 (reported on 62.2% of returns)
Here:

$25,125
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 38.9% for AGIs below $10k, 56.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 47.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 34.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,300 (reported on 55.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,300
Texas:

$2,255

Taxable dividends: $565 (reported on 25.6% of returns)
Here:

$565
State:

$4,261

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,750 (reported on 17.8% of returns)
Here:

+$3,750
State:

+$16,110

Profit/loss from business: +$6,519 (reported on 30.0% of returns)
Here:

+$6,519
State:

+$11,013

Total itemized deductions: $15,000 (18% of AGI, reported on 12.2% of returns)
Here:

$15,000
State:

$19,631

Here:

17.8% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Total tax: $5,972 (reported on 80.0% of returns)
78879:

$5,972
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.1% for AGIs below $10k, 5.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 15.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Earned income credit: $1,462 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,462
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 60.0%
Here:

60%
State:

57%

Estimated median household income in 2015:
This zip code:

$36,282
Texas:

$55,653
78879 map Nearest zip codes: 78838, 78873, 78885, 78884, 78881, 78870.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

0.0%
Texas:

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

0.0%
Texas:

5.7%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 0
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 150


Housing units in zip code 78879 with a mortgage: 28
Houses without a mortgage: 113

Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $431

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

4.3%
Whole state:

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

4.3%
Whole state:

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

4.6
State:

6.2
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Year house built

  • 0Built 2014 or later
  • 0Built 2010 to 2013
  • 116Built 2000 to 2009
  • 75Built 1990 to 1999
  • 14Built 1980 to 1989
  • 116Built 1970 to 1979
  • 7Built 1960 to 1969
  • 15Built 1950 to 1959
  • 0Built 1940 to 1949
  • 10Built 1939 or earlier
Note: State values scaled to 78879 population

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 78879

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 892 bedrooms
  • 433 bedrooms
  • 94 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 78879 population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 78879

  • 0no bedroom
  • 91 bedroom
  • 02 bedrooms
  • 03 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 78879 population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in 78879 in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 0no vehicle
  • 381 vehicle
  • 392 vehicles
  • 403 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 78879 population

Cars and other vehicles available in 78879 in renter-occupied apartments

  • 0no vehicle
  • 91 vehicle
  • 02 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Zip code 78879 population

  • Zip code 78879 household income distribution in 2015

  • Zip code 78879 household income distribution in 2015
  • 13Less than $10,000
  • 21$15,000 to $19,999
  • 15$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6$25,000 to $29,999
  • 39$35,000 to $39,999
  • 13$60,000 to $74,999
  • 24$75,000 to $99,999
  • 19$100,000 to $124,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2015 in zip code 78879

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2015 in zip code 78879
  • 15$40,000 to $49,999
  • 39$90,000 to $99,999
  • 10$100,000 to $124,999
  • 24$125,000 to $149,999
  • 28$175,000 to $199,999
  • 25$200,000 to $249,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in zip code 78879

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in zip code 78879
  • 9No cash rent

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $137,229
  • Some other race householders: $80,858
  • Two or more races householders: $94,373
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $54,868

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $131,800
78879:

$131,800
Texas:

$152,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,200 - $190,800

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $140,000
Here:

$140,000
State:

$217,477

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Note: State values scaled to Here population

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 276
  • Mobile homes: 77
  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78879

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78879
  • 15.8%9Drove a car alone
  • 35.1%20Carpooled
  • 49.1%28Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78879

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78879
  • 2015 to 19 minutes
  • 945 to 59 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 100.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 300
  • In family households: 236 (58 male householders, 28 female householders)
    57 spouses, 20 children (18 natural, 2 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 73 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 64 (51 male householders (51 living alone)), 13 female householders (13 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 62 2-persons, 24 3-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 64 1-person

98.0% of residents of 78879 zip code speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

17.0%

Most common first ancestries reported in 78879 (%)

  • 74%English
  • 15%American
  • 7%Czech

Zip code 78879 topographic map


Zip code 78879 marital status for males
Zip code 78879 marital status for females

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 58%Electricity
  • 32%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 253. Population change in the 1990s: -67 (-26.5%).

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

  • This state: 169
  • South: 34
  • West: 97

69% of the 78879 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.

97% of the 78879 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 100% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Educational Attainment (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers (5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Site Preparation Contractors (1-4: 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)

Most common first names in zip code 78879 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert371.7 years
Elizabeth296.5 years
Charles264.0 years
Arthur285.5 years
John274.0 years
George276.5 years
Juan274.0 years
Margaret274.0 years
William276.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 78879 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nance374.7 years
Canales384.7 years
Shearer378.6 years
Albarado275.0 years
Deckman272.0 years
Miles269.5 years
Biering286.5 years
Moffett277.0 years
Streib278.0 years
Bunton278.5 years
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