79096 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Wheeler, TX (0.63%)
County: Wheeler County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 2,233
Zip code population in 2010: 2,229
Zip code population in 2000: 1,940

Houses and condos: 887
Renter-occupied apartments: 199
% of renters here:

25%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 79096: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 242.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

1.0% ($869)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,510)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,592 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $675 (0.9%)

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Males: 1,095  (49.0%)
Females: 1,138  (51.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 79096:

For population 15 years and over in 79096:

Zip code 79096 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79096

  • Zip code 79096 races chart
    • 1,387White population
    • 9Black population
    • 4American Indian population
    • 7Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 18Two or more races population
    • 804Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $85,700
79096:

$85,700
Texas:

$132,000



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 79096 zip code as of July 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 79096 to the number of sex offenders is 1,273 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.2 years
Texas median age:

34.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 79096, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $118,342 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$118,342
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $49,986 (reported on 83.5% of returns)
Here:

$49,986
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 81.6% for AGIs below $25k, 79.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 64.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,463 (reported on 33.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,463
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $6,336 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
Here:

$6,336
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$19,927 (reported on 15.5% of returns)
Here:

+$19,927
State:

+$35,319
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$13,006 (reported on 17.5% of returns)
Here:

+$13,006
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,367 (reported on 6.2% of returns)
79096:

$9,367
Texas:

$19,511

Total itemized deductions: $34,450 (11% of AGI, reported on 22.7% of returns)
Here:

$34,450
State:

$24,724

Here:

11.3% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $29,821 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
Here:

$29,821
State:

$6,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $3,336 (reported on 22.7% of returns)
79096:

$3,336
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,950 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,950
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79096, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $44,911 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$44,911
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $31,770 (reported on 79.0% of returns)
Here:

$31,770
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 154.7% for AGIs below $10k, 68.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,519 (reported on 44.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,519
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.6% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,166 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,166
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$7,842 (reported on 18.1% of returns)
Here:

+$7,842
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,742 (reported on 22.0% of returns)
Here:

+$7,742
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.8% for AGIs below $10k, 6.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $4,323 (reported on 3.8% of returns)
79096:

$4,323
Texas:

$3,120

Total itemized deductions: $18,581 (24% of AGI, reported on 18.3% of returns)
Here:

$18,581
State:

$19,631

Here:

24.5% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $7,934 (9% of AGI, reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

$7,934
State:

$4,753

Here:

8.9% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $7,977 (reported on 70.0% of returns)
79096:

$7,977
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 22.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,807 (reported on 14.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,807
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 86.3%
Here:

86%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 77.8% for AGIs below $10k, 85.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 90.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 94.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 91.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$54,750
Texas:

$51,704
Wheeler, TX (79096) map Nearest zip codes: 79003, 79011, 79079, 79061, 73666, 73660.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

60.0%
Texas:

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

3.0%
Texas:

5.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 109
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 688


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 38 (38 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 402 (263 now married, 139 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79096 with a mortgage: 201
Houses without a mortgage: 397

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,060
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S372

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

16.7%
Whole state:

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

11.1%
Whole state:

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

5.9
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2
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  • Notable locations in zip code 79096: Davis Ranch (A), Britt Ranch (B), Kelton Fire Department (C), Wheeler Volunteer Fire Department (D), North Wheeler County Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Kelton Cemetery (1), Rock Cemetery (2), Wheeler Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Ed Unsen Lake (A), Domer Reed Lake (B), Frye Lakes (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Williams Creek (A), Silver Creek (B), Jenkins-Jones Creek (C), Murtaugh Creek (D), Goodin Creek (E), Dubbs Creek (F), Coburn Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 672000 to 2009
  • 851990 to 1999
  • 1851980 to 1989
  • 1631970 to 1979
  • 1001960 to 1969
  • 871950 to 1959
  • 891940 to 1949
  • 1111939 or earlier

Zip code 79096 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wheeler, TX (79096)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 251 bedroom
  • 1442 bedrooms
  • 3553 bedrooms
  • 594 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wheeler, TX (79096)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 271 bedroom
  • 602 bedrooms
  • 863 bedrooms
  • 164 bedrooms
  • 105+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Wheeler, TX (79096) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 15no vehicle
  • 1431 vehicle
  • 2352 vehicles
  • 1643 vehicles
  • 344 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Wheeler, TX (79096) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 13no vehicle
  • 581 vehicle
  • 582 vehicles
  • 543 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 165+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $731.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $85,700
79096:

$85,700
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,100 - $154,400

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 5.1%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 82.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,163

Size of family households: 299 2-persons, 89 3-persons, 145 4-persons, 71 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 138 1-person, 14 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 8 4-persons

471 married couples with children.
97 single-parent households (97 women).

66.0% of residents of 79096 zip code speak English at home.
33.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% very well, 22% well, 30% not well, 8% not at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% very well, 41% well).

Foreign born population: 486 (21.8%)
(11.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

21.8%
Whole state:

16.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 98%Mexico
  • 1%Singapore
  • 1%Canada

Most common first ancestries reported in 79096 (%)

  • 53%Other groups
  • 9%German
  • 8%English
  • 6%Irish
  • 4%American
  • 1%Scottish
  • 1%British

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 32010 or later
  • 2722000 to 2009
  • 891990 to 1999
  • 143Before 1990

Zip code 79096 topographic map


Zip code 79096 marital status for males
Zip code 79096 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 53%Utility gas
  • 39%Electricity
  • 6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 2,062. Population change in the 1990s: -122 (-5.9%).

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


62% of the 79096 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

94% of the 79096 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

0.8%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

14.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 76,458Production occupations
  • 54,773Management occupations
  • 51,000Business and financial operations occupations
  • 49,821Material moving occupations
  • 43,558Construction and extraction occupations
  • 41,406Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 43 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 82 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 79096 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2976.8 years
John1977.3 years
William1777.8 years
Mary1681.1 years
Thomas1278.7 years
Robert1263.0 years
Willie987.6 years
Charles976.8 years
George881.4 years
Lillian684.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 79096 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones1278.7 years
Moore1176.6 years
Smith1078.1 years
Griffin877.5 years
Risner868.5 years
Porter774.6 years
Brown768.0 years
Williams783.2 years
Taylor769.3 years
Martin783.3 years

Businesses in zip code 79096



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