78879 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Counties: Real County, TX (78.52%), Uvalde County, TX (21.48%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 300
Zip code population in 2010: 264
Zip code population in 2000: 186

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 78879: 80.0 (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).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.8% ($1,114)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,510)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,118 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $759 (0.6%)

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Males: 133  (44.3%)
Females: 167  (55.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 78879:

For population 15 years and over in 78879:

Zip code 78879 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above 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 2013: $134,200
78879:

$134,200
Texas:

$132,000
Median resident age:
This zip code:

76.1 years
Texas median age:

34.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Texas:

2.8 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

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 2013:
This zip code:

$36,806
Texas:

$51,704
78879 map Nearest zip codes: 78838, 78873, 78885, 78884, 78881, 78870.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

0.0%
Texas:

55.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

0.0%
Texas:

5.5%
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: 119


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 10 (0 now married, 10 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78879 with a mortgage: 30
Houses without a mortgage: 89

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $747
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S419

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

5.0%
Whole state:

17.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

1.7%
Whole state:

10.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.6
State:

6.2
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Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 1082000 to 2009
  • 591990 to 1999
  • 251980 to 1989
  • 651970 to 1979
  • 91960 to 1969
  • 01950 to 1959
  • 01940 to 1949
  • 161939 or earlier

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Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 78879

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 902 bedrooms
  • 293 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms

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

  • 0no vehicle
  • 351 vehicle
  • 382 vehicles
  • 233 vehicles
  • 234 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $134,200
78879:

$134,200
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,400 - $197,400

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $141,681
Here:

$141,681
State:

$188,898

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 17.5%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 85.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 300

Size of family households: 50 2-persons, 29 3-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 40 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:

16.5%

Most common first ancestries reported in 78879 (%)

  • 36%German
  • 22%English
  • 13%Scandinavian
  • 8%American
  • 6%Canadian
  • 3%French (except Basque)
  • 2%Irish

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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 68%Electricity
  • 32%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

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

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


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.

100% of the 78879 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.

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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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