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79031 Zip Code (Earth, TX) Detailed Profile




City: Earth, TX (1.03%)
Counties: Lamb County, TX (78.25%), Castro County, TX (21.75%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,392
Zip code population in 2010: 1,425
Zip code population in 2000: 1,308

Houses and condos: 658
Renter-occupied apartments: 123
% of renters here:

25%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 79031: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 116.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 79031
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.2% ($950)
Texas:

1.7% ($3,390)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,974 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $774 (1.1%)

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Males: 694  (49.9%)
Females: 697  (50.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 79031:

  • High school or higher: 73.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79031:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

Zip code 79031 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Races in zip code 79031 (2019)
    • 82758.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 53937.8%White
    • 443.1%Black
    • 50.4%Some other race
    • 60.4%Two or more races
    • 40.3%American Indian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $78,176
79031:

$78,176
Texas:

$200,400



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 79031 zip code as of November 27, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 79031 is 272 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

39.3 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 79031, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $43,432 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$43,432
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $34,950 (reported on 83.0% of returns)
Here:

$34,950
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 73.5% for AGIs below $25k, 80.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 47.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $693 (reported on 26.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$693
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,275 (reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,275
State:

$9,721

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,600 (reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

+$1,600
State:

+$35,319

Profit/loss from business: +$5,375 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
Here:

+$5,375
State:

+$13,732

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $4,233 (reported on 5.7% of returns)
79031:

$4,233
Texas:

$19,511

Total itemized deductions: $21,580 (27% of AGI, reported on 9.4% of returns)
Here:

$21,580
State:

$24,724

Here:

26.6% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI

Charity contributions: $6,125 (reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

$6,125
State:

$6,808

Taxes paid: $2,780 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
79031:

$2,780
State:

$6,921

Earned income credit: $2,886 (reported on 26.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,886
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 66.0%
Here:

66%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 60.9% for AGIs below $25k, 62.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 100.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79031, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $26,243 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$26,243
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $25,075 (reported on 83.9% of returns)
Here:

$25,075
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 82.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 40.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,347 (reported on 32.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,347
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,836 (reported on 13.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,836
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,373 (reported on 11.2% of returns)
Here:

+$3,373
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,379 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

+$2,379
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$1,460 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here +$1,460
State -$9,403
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 24.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $14,310 (26% of AGI, reported on 8.0% of returns)
Here:

$14,310
State:

$19,631

Here:

26.3% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $3,972 (7% of AGI, reported on 6.8% of returns)
Here:

$3,972
State:

$4,753

Here:

7.0% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI

Total tax: $4,053 (reported on 60.3% of returns)
79031:

$4,053
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,135 (reported on 30.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,135
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 72.7%
Here:

73%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 66.9% for AGIs below $10k, 77.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 69.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 85.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 100.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$62,216
Texas:

$64,034
Earth, TX (79031) map Nearest zip codes: 79027, 79082, 79053, 79312, 79326, 79043.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

49.2%
Texas:

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

9.1%
Texas:

49.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 44
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 446


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 20 (18 now married, 1 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 281 (157 now married, 122 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79031 with a mortgage: 93
Houses without a mortgage: 278

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,041
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $359

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

6.8%
Whole state:

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

2.4%
Whole state:

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

6.1
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.1
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 372014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 331990 to 1999
  • 291980 to 1989
  • 1291970 to 1979
  • 1331960 to 1969
  • 1751950 to 1959
  • 831940 to 1949
  • 461939 or earlier

Zip code 79031 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Earth, TX (79031)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Earth, TX (79031)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 922 bedrooms
  • 1623 bedrooms
  • 1024 bedrooms
  • 115+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Earth, TX (79031)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Earth, TX (79031)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 61 bedroom
  • 532 bedrooms
  • 573 bedrooms
  • 64 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Earth, TX (79031) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Earth, TX (79031) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 27no vehicle
  • 651 vehicle
  • 1162 vehicles
  • 973 vehicles
  • 534 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Earth, TX (79031) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Earth, TX (79031) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6no vehicle
  • 401 vehicle
  • 582 vehicles
  • 193 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 79031 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 79031 household income distribution in 2019
  • 44Less than $10,000
  • 14$10,000 to $14,999
  • 9$15,000 to $19,999
  • 38$20,000 to $24,999
  • 19$25,000 to $29,999
  • 26$30,000 to $34,999
  • 30$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2$40,000 to $44,999
  • 19$45,000 to $49,999
  • 29$50,000 to $59,999
  • 81$60,000 to $74,999
  • 65$75,000 to $99,999
  • 25$100,000 to $124,999
  • 14$125,000 to $149,999
  • 35$150,000 to $199,999
  • 30$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79031

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79031
  • 4Less than $10,000
  • 34$10,000 to $14,999
  • 14$15,000 to $19,999
  • 12$20,000 to $24,999
  • 5$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4$40,000 to $49,999
  • 31$50,000 to $59,999
  • 40$60,000 to $69,999
  • 13$70,000 to $79,999
  • 29$80,000 to $89,999
  • 15$90,000 to $99,999
  • 22$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3$125,000 to $149,999
  • 31$150,000 to $174,999
  • 4$175,000 to $199,999
  • 17$200,000 to $249,999
  • 24$300,000 to $399,999
  • 8$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79031

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79031
  • 3$150 to $199
  • 9$300 to $349
  • 6$350 to $399
  • 15$400 to $449
  • 9$450 to $499
  • 2$500 to $549
  • 5$700 to $749
  • 13$800 to $899
  • 6$1,000 to $1,249
  • 45No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $744.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $147,958.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $120,370
  • Black or African American householders: $25,883
  • Some other race householders: $39,864
  • Two or more races householders: $32,357
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $36,499

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $78,176
79031:

$78,176
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,727 - $132,372

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $57,194
Here:

$57,194
State:

$268,991

Mobile homes: $106,874
Here:

$106,874
State:

$94,014
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 79031
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 589
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 18
  • Mobile homes: 32

Unemployment: 1.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79031

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79031
  • 79.7%476Drove a car alone
  • 11.7%70Carpooled
  • 2.5%15Other means
  • 5.9%35Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79031

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79031
  • 53Less than 5 minutes
  • 1805 to 9 minutes
  • 4210 to 14 minutes
  • 5915 to 19 minutes
  • 8420 to 24 minutes
  • 1425 to 29 minutes
  • 5330 to 34 minutes
  • 840 to 44 minutes
  • 1745 to 59 minutes
  • 1160 to 89 minutes
  • 3690 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 67.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,392
  • Male householders: 169 (44 living alone), Female householders: 321 (92 living alone)
  • 272 spouses (272 opposite-sex spouses), 16 unmarried partners, (16 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 493 children (435 natural, 41 adopted, 17 stepchildren), 27 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 15 other relatives, 64 non-relatives

Size of family households: 134 2-persons, 47 3-persons, 94 4-persons, 46 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 136 1-person, 1 2-persons, 6 5-persons

302 married couples with children.
59 single-parent households (59 women).

59.3% of residents of 79031 zip code speak English at home.
41.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% very well, 4% well, 9% not well, 8% not at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% well).

Foreign born population: 116 (8.3%)
(14.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

8.3%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 71%Honduras
  • 29%Guatemala
Most common first ancestries reported in 79031
  • 10%American
  • 5%Irish
  • 3%German
  • 1%English
  • 0%European
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 332010 or later
  • 362000 to 2009
  • 341990 to 1999
  • 40Before 1990

Zip code 79031 marital status for males
Zip code 79031 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 14.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 15.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 50.3%Utility gas
  • 46.0%Electricity
  • 2.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood

Population in 1990: 1,704.

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

  • This state: 985
  • Northeast: 23
  • Midwest: 57
  • South: 30
  • West: 149

73% of the 79031 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

84% of the 79031 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, 25% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Earth, TX (79031)

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):
Here:

0.0%
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 ($)
  • 72,509Construction and extraction occupations
  • 69,760Business and financial operations occupations
  • 44,813Education, training, and library occupations
  • 44,352Management occupations
  • 40,456Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 39,708Sales and related occupations

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

  • Wholesale Trade: Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (20-49 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Funeral Homes and Funeral Services (10-19: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9: 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: 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: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 79031 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1274.2 years
Mary1178.4 years
John776.1 years
Robert771.3 years
Gladys576.8 years
William579.4 years
Joe468.7 years
George478.3 years
Carl473.5 years
Beulah488.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 79031 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kelley1477.6 years
Jones980.4 years
Garcia871.9 years
Lewis680.5 years
Parish680.9 years
Dutton581.4 years
Murrell581.2 years
Sanchez471.5 years
Salazar473.5 years
Anderson475.7 years
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