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78959 Zip Code (Waelder, TX) Detailed Profile




City: Waelder, TX (0.82%)
Counties: Gonzales County, TX (77.44%), Fayette County, TX (14.71%), Caldwell County, TX (7.85%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 2,119
Zip code population in 2010: 1,837
Zip code population in 2000: 1,530

Houses and condos: 1,131
Renter-occupied apartments: 200
% of renters here:

23%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 78959: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 156.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 78959
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.2% ($1,420)
Texas:

1.7% ($3,390)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,410 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,429 (1.2%)

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Males: 1,118  (52.8%)
Females: 1,001  (47.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 78959:

  • High school or higher: 61.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 78959:

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

Zip code 78959 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 78959 (2019)
    • 1,07358.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 54629.7%White
    • 20110.9%Black
    • 100.5%Two or more races
    • 40.2%American Indian
    • 30.2%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $115,772
78959:

$115,772
Texas:

$200,400



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in 78959 zip code as of July 01, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 78959 is 190 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

47.5 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 78959, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $35,133 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,133
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $29,949 (reported on 86.1% of returns)
Here:

$29,949
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 88.1% for AGIs below $25k, 85.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 52.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,200 (reported on 17.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,200
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,020 (reported on 6.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,020
State:

$9,721

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$24,980 (reported on 6.3% of returns)
Here:

+$24,980
State:

+$35,319

Profit/loss from business: +$9,730 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

+$9,730
State:

+$13,732

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $6,150 (reported on 5.1% of returns)
78959:

$6,150
Texas:

$19,511

Total itemized deductions: $20,200 (27% of AGI, reported on 7.6% of returns)
Here:

$20,200
State:

$24,724

Here:

27.3% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI

Charity contributions: $5,000 (reported on 3.8% of returns)
Here:

$5,000
State:

$6,808

Taxes paid: $4,083 (reported on 7.6% of returns)
78959:

$4,083
State:

$6,921

Earned income credit: $2,429 (reported on 35.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,429
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 69.6%
Here:

70%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 69.8% for AGIs below $25k, 68.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78959, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $27,425 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$27,425
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $23,949 (reported on 84.2% of returns)
Here:

$23,949
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 118.5% for AGIs below $10k, 90.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 44.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,575 (reported on 23.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,575
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,841 (reported on 9.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,841
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$14,000 (reported on 10.1% of returns)
Here:

+$14,000
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$4,723 (reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

+$4,723
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,189 (18% of AGI, reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

$16,189
State:

$19,631

Here:

18.3% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,800 (2% of AGI, reported on 5.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,800
State:

$4,753

Here:

1.7% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI

Total tax: $3,909 (reported on 54.4% of returns)
78959:

$3,909
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,150 (reported on 41.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,150
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 68.6%
Here:

69%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 67.7% for AGIs below $10k, 66.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 73.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$43,787
Texas:

$64,034
Waelder, TX (78959) map Nearest zip codes: 78941, 78953, 78632, 78949, 77975, 78629.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

42.0%
Texas:

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

2.2%
Texas:

49.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 172
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 682


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 399 (202 now married, 195 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78959 with a mortgage: 175
Houses without a mortgage: 497

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $905
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $360

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

12.8%
Whole state:

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

9.1%
Whole state:

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

5.1
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

4.1
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 78959: Waelder Fire Department (A), Gonzales County Emergency Medical Services / Rescue Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 78959 include: Saint Patricks Church (A), Williams Chapel (B), Mount Eaton Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Andrews Chapel Cemetery (1), Mount Olive Cemetery (2), Cochran Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Long Lake (A), Lee Lake (B), Portales Lake (C), Sammis Lake (D), Jenecka Lake (E), Avery Lake (F), Mercer Lake Number 1 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thompson Branch (A), Sulphur Branch (B), Spring Creek (C), Sand Branch (D), Rocky Creek (E), Reed Branch (F), Pin Oak Creek (G), Pecan Creek (H), Obar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 1122014 or later
  • 422010 to 2013
  • 1802000 to 2009
  • 1271990 to 1999
  • 1931980 to 1989
  • 1061970 to 1979
  • 1371960 to 1969
  • 731950 to 1959
  • 931940 to 1949
  • 931939 or earlier

Zip code 78959 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Waelder, TX (78959)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Waelder, TX (78959)
  • 18no bedroom
  • 151 bedroom
  • 1892 bedrooms
  • 3023 bedrooms
  • 1124 bedrooms
  • 265+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waelder, TX (78959)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Waelder, TX (78959)
  • 11no bedroom
  • 451 bedroom
  • 842 bedrooms
  • 603 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Waelder, TX (78959) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Waelder, TX (78959) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 31no vehicle
  • 2381 vehicle
  • 2322 vehicles
  • 1173 vehicles
  • 304 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Waelder, TX (78959) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Waelder, TX (78959) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 35no vehicle
  • 1201 vehicle
  • 192 vehicles
  • 273 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 78959 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 78959 household income distribution in 2019
  • 65Less than $10,000
  • 29$10,000 to $14,999
  • 59$15,000 to $19,999
  • 75$20,000 to $24,999
  • 54$25,000 to $29,999
  • 53$30,000 to $34,999
  • 40$35,000 to $39,999
  • 61$40,000 to $44,999
  • 65$45,000 to $49,999
  • 42$50,000 to $59,999
  • 148$60,000 to $74,999
  • 50$75,000 to $99,999
  • 15$100,000 to $124,999
  • 24$125,000 to $149,999
  • 14$150,000 to $199,999
  • 48$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 78959

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 78959
  • 14Less than $10,000
  • 36$10,000 to $14,999
  • 12$15,000 to $19,999
  • 15$20,000 to $24,999
  • 11$25,000 to $29,999
  • 18$30,000 to $34,999
  • 11$35,000 to $39,999
  • 36$40,000 to $49,999
  • 64$50,000 to $59,999
  • 22$60,000 to $69,999
  • 13$70,000 to $79,999
  • 17$80,000 to $89,999
  • 97$100,000 to $124,999
  • 8$125,000 to $149,999
  • 71$150,000 to $174,999
  • 43$175,000 to $199,999
  • 18$200,000 to $249,999
  • 5$250,000 to $299,999
  • 41$300,000 to $399,999
  • 29$400,000 to $499,999
  • 8$500,000 to $749,999
  • 10$750,000 to $999,999
  • 4$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 78959

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 78959
  • 33$150 to $199
  • 5$250 to $299
  • 40$300 to $349
  • 2$350 to $399
  • 16$400 to $449
  • 29$500 to $549
  • 2$1,500 to $1,999
  • 58No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $524.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $131,671.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $129,890
  • Black or African American householders: $72,474
  • Some other race householders: $59,297
  • Two or more races householders: $70,592
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $59,611

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $115,772
78959:

$115,772
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,154 - $182,225

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $174,430
Here:

$174,430
State:

$268,991

Mobile homes: $38,537
Here:

$38,537
State:

$94,014
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 78959
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 746
  • Two: 63
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 305
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Unemployment: 1.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78959

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78959
  • 67.6%605Drove a car alone
  • 18.1%162Carpooled
  • 6.9%62Walked
  • 7.2%64Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78959

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78959
  • 123Less than 5 minutes
  • 1335 to 9 minutes
  • 10710 to 14 minutes
  • 18315 to 19 minutes
  • 6620 to 24 minutes
  • 4225 to 29 minutes
  • 10030 to 34 minutes
  • 1135 to 39 minutes
  • 1645 to 59 minutes
  • 2660 to 89 minutes
  • 1990 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 72.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,119
  • Male householders: 459 (140 living alone), Female householders: 406 (100 living alone)
  • 371 spouses (371 opposite-sex spouses), 32 unmarried partners, (32 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 427 children (388 natural, 5 adopted, 34 stepchildren), 66 grandchildren, 176 brothers or sisters, 102 parents, 0 foster children, 30 other relatives, 59 non-relatives

Size of family households: 260 2-persons, 137 3-persons, 115 4-persons, 61 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 239 1-person, 22 2-persons, 9 3-persons

183 married couples with children.
91 single-parent households (10 men, 81 women).

45.7% of residents of 78959 zip code speak English at home.
53.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% very well, 17% well, 23% not well, 4% not at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 462 (21.8%)
(18.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

21.8%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 85%Honduras
  • 3%Guatemala
  • 3%Liberia
  • 1%Germany
  • 1%Nepal
  • 1%Malaysia
Most common first ancestries reported in 78959
  • 6%German
  • 3%American
  • 2%Irish
  • 1%English
  • 1%Nigerian
  • 1%Scotch-Irish
  • 0%Czech
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 482010 or later
  • 342000 to 2009
  • 1821990 to 1999
  • 201Before 1990

Zip code 78959 topographic map


Zip code 78959 marital status for males
Zip code 78959 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 74.4%Electricity
  • 20.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.9%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 1,105. Population change in the 1990s: +425 (+38.5%).

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

  • This state: 1,538
  • Midwest: 32
  • South: 53
  • West: 12

68% of the 78959 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

95% of the 78959 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, 26% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Waelder, TX (78959)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Texas:

7.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 17
Here:

15.4%
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 ($)
  • 207,386Legal occupations
  • 67,027Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 64,911Transportation occupations
  • 57,369Management occupations
  • 49,726Education, training, and library occupations
  • 37,068Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

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

  • Management of Companies and Enterprises: Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: Other Activities Related to Real Estate (1-4: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Livestock Merchant Wholesalers (1-4: 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

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

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

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: 7
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 78959 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1571.2 years
John1379.1 years
Mary1075.1 years
William1080.6 years
Joe1078.1 years
George781.4 years
Henry776.4 years
Robert768.7 years
Willie773.0 years
Oscar678.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 78959 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1271.9 years
Martinez1180.2 years
Wilson1168.3 years
Parr1077.4 years
Williams1077.0 years
Johnson1072.6 years
Walker982.5 years
Miller978.8 years
Smith977.8 years
Melchor981.3 years
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