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Counties: Real County, TX (78.52%), Uvalde County, TX (21.48%)

Estimated zip code population in 2011: 267
Zip code population in 2010: 264
Zip code population in 2000: 186




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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in zip code 78879: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 45.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2011:
This zip code:

1.0% ($1,011)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,455)

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,771 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $713 (0.7%)

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Males: 135  (50.6%)
Females: 132  (49.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 78879:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 0.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 78879:

  • Never married: 9.7%
  • Now married: 73.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

Zip code 78879 compared to 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 college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2011: $104,000
78879:

$104,000
Texas:

$127,700

Median resident age:
This zip code:

61.8 years
Texas median age:

33.7 years

Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
Texas:

2.8 people

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 2011:
This zip code:

$35,750
Texas:

$49,392

78879 map

Nearest zip codes: 78838, 78873, 78885, 78884, 78881, 78870.

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

24.8%
Texas:

56.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

0.0%
Texas:

5.2%

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: 129


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 17 (0 now married, 17 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78879 with a mortgage: 45 (7 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 84

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $779
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $354

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

20.6%
Whole state:

18.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

10.1%
Whole state:

10.8%

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.1


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Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages:

Notable locations in zip code 78879: Cold Spring Ranch (A), Davis Ranch (B), Hoover Ranch (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Harrison Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Little Dry Frio Creek (A), Deer Creek (B), Deep Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 35
  • 2000 to 2004: 52
  • 1990 to 1999: 63
  • 1980 to 1989: 51
  • 1970 to 1979: 35
  • 1960 to 1969: 19
  • 1950 to 1959: 13
  • 1940 to 1949: 12
  • 1939 or earlier: 19


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Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 78879:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 66
  • 3 bedrooms: 44
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 28
  • 2 vehicles: 58
  • 3 vehicles: 43
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0


Estimated household income distribution in 2009:

Zip code 78879 household income distribution in 2009

Zip code 78879 house/condo values in 2011

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2011 in zip code 78879:

  • $30,000 to $34,999: 14
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 27
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 18
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 34
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 17
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 7
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 7
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 5

 



78879 rent paid by renters

Rent paid by renters in 2011 in zip code 78879:

  • $100 to $149: 1
  • $150 to $199: 1
  • $200 to $249: 2
  • $300 to $349: 4
  • $350 to $399: 1
  • $450 to $499: 1
  • $500 to $549: 1
  • $550 to $599: 1
  • $750 to $799: 2
  • $800 to $899: 1
  • No cash rent: 7
 


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2011: $185,926.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2011 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $108,283
  • Some other race householders: $63,803
  • Two or more races householders: $74,468
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $43,295

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $104,000
78879:

$104,000
Texas:

$127,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,800 - $180,500

Mean price in 2011:

Detached houses: $121,260
Here:

$121,260
State:

$180,018

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 248
  • Mobile homes: 51

Unemployment: 7.7%
78879 zip code mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 68 (57%)
  • Carpooled: 24 (20%)
  • Worked at home: 28 (23%)
 

78879 zip code travel time to work (commute)

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 7
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 0
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 24
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 0
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 0
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 14
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 0
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 0
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 36
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 0
  • 90 or more minutes: 0
 

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 60.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 267
  • In family households: 234 (81 male householders, 15 female householders)
    89 spouses, 0 children (1 natural, 1 adopted, 1 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 17 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 22 other relatives, 10 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 33 (27 male householders (27 living alone)), 6 female householders (6 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 78 2-persons, 18 3-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 33 1-person

20 married couples with children.
7 single-parent households (2 men, 5 women).

95.9% of residents of 78879 zip code speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
This zip code:

0.0%
Whole state:

16.4%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (100%)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2000 or later: 4
  • 1990 to 1999: 2
  • 1980 to 1989: 2
  • Before 1980: 5

Races in zip code 78879:

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

Most common first ancestries reported in 78879 (%):



  • English (19%)
  • Scotch-Irish (13%)
  • German (10%)
  • American (9%)
  • Czechoslovakian (7%)
  • Canadian (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)


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


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Wood (9%)

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

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

  • This state: 200
  • Midwest: 9
  • South: 58

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.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

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Class of Workers (%)


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

  • Sales and related occupations: 31,833
  • Management occupations: 25,417
  • Office and administrative support occupations: 4,423
  • Personal care and service occupations: 2,499

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)

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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)

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Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)






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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