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79312 Zip Code (Amherst, TX) Detailed Profile




City: Amherst, TX (1.04%)
County: Lamb County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 988
Zip code population in 2010: 971
Zip code population in 2000: 930

Houses and condos: 474
Renter-occupied apartments: 68
% of renters here:

19%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 79312: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 87.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 11 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 79312
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.0% ($705)
Texas:

1.7% ($3,390)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $763 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $674 (1.0%)

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Males: 495  (50.1%)
Females: 493  (49.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 79312:

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79312:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

Zip code 79312 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79312 (2019)
    • 45246.5%White
    • 45046.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 434.4%Black
    • 161.6%Two or more races
    • 70.7%Asian
    • 20.2%American Indian
    • 10.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $68,446
79312:

$68,446
Texas:

$200,400



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in 79312 zip code as of May 23, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 79312 is 1,065 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

45.2 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 79312, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $35,632 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,632
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $31,209 (reported on 86.8% of returns)
Here:

$31,209
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.3% for AGIs below $25k, 87.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 63.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $511 (reported on 23.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$511
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $867 (reported on 7.9% of returns)
Here:

$867
State:

$9,721

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,700 (reported on 5.3% of returns)
Here:

+$3,700
State:

+$35,319

Profit/loss from business: +$5,340 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

+$5,340
State:

+$13,732

Earned income credit: $2,478 (reported on 23.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,478
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 71.1%
Here:

71%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 68.8% for AGIs below $25k, 69.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79312, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $20,394 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$20,394
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $25,160 (reported on 84.7% of returns)
Here:

$25,160
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 83.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 79.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,276 (reported on 30.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,276
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $650 (reported on 10.1% of returns)
Here:

$650
State:

$4,261

Net capital gain/loss: +$105 (reported on 4.8% of returns)
Here:

+$105
State:

+$16,110

Profit/loss from business: +$5,679 (reported on 14.1% of returns)
Here:

+$5,679
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $13,308 (28% of AGI, reported on 6.5% of returns)
Here:

$13,308
State:

$19,631

Here:

27.8% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $2,364 (5% of AGI, reported on 5.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,364
State:

$4,753

Here:

4.7% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI

Total tax: $3,422 (reported on 57.8% of returns)
79312:

$3,422
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,862 (reported on 29.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,862
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 73.6%
Here:

74%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 69.4% for AGIs below $10k, 78.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 71.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$52,936
Texas:

$64,034
Amherst, TX (79312) map Nearest zip codes: 79339, 79326, 79082, 79031, 79369, 79353.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.9%
Texas:

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

4.7%
Texas:

49.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 27
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 333


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 211 (94 now married, 116 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79312 with a mortgage: 51
Houses without a mortgage: 245

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $899
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $348

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

12.6%
Whole state:

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

9.7%
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:

4.4
State:

4.1
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 262000 to 2009
  • 391990 to 1999
  • 191980 to 1989
  • 981970 to 1979
  • 291960 to 1969
  • 1291950 to 1959
  • 451940 to 1949
  • 791939 or earlier

Zip code 79312 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Amherst, TX (79312)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Amherst, TX (79312)
  • 4no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 672 bedrooms
  • 1883 bedrooms
  • 184 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Amherst, TX (79312)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Amherst, TX (79312)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 71 bedroom
  • 302 bedrooms
  • 273 bedrooms
  • 44 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Amherst, TX (79312) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Amherst, TX (79312) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 17no vehicle
  • 801 vehicle
  • 902 vehicles
  • 793 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Amherst, TX (79312) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Amherst, TX (79312) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 8no vehicle
  • 431 vehicle
  • 162 vehicles
  • 13 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 79312 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 79312 household income distribution in 2019
  • 17Less than $10,000
  • 32$10,000 to $14,999
  • 9$15,000 to $19,999
  • 17$20,000 to $24,999
  • 20$25,000 to $29,999
  • 12$30,000 to $34,999
  • 12$35,000 to $39,999
  • 16$40,000 to $44,999
  • 27$45,000 to $49,999
  • 38$50,000 to $59,999
  • 40$60,000 to $74,999
  • 51$75,000 to $99,999
  • 27$100,000 to $124,999
  • 9$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4$150,000 to $199,999
  • 16$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79312

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79312
  • 15Less than $10,000
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 20$20,000 to $24,999
  • 16$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2$30,000 to $34,999
  • 7$35,000 to $39,999
  • 20$40,000 to $49,999
  • 29$50,000 to $59,999
  • 45$60,000 to $69,999
  • 23$70,000 to $79,999
  • 1$80,000 to $89,999
  • 8$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5$125,000 to $149,999
  • 19$150,000 to $174,999
  • 20$200,000 to $249,999
  • 2$250,000 to $299,999
  • 10$400,000 to $499,999
  • 3$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79312

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79312
  • 7$100 to $149
  • 5$150 to $199
  • 11$200 to $249
  • 6$300 to $349
  • 1$600 to $649
  • 4$650 to $699
  • 28No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $494.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $150,216.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $92,263
  • Black or African American householders: $48,388
  • Some other race householders: $40,866
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $38,108

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $68,446
79312:

$68,446
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,381 - $93,408

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $97,355
Here:

$97,355
State:

$268,991

Mobile homes: $65,460
Here:

$65,460
State:

$94,014
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 79312
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 395
  • Two: 5
  • 3 or 4: 9
  • Mobile homes: 60

Unemployment: 1.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79312

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79312
  • 73.4%340Drove a car alone
  • 11.0%51Carpooled
  • 3.2%15Walked
  • 2.8%13Other means
  • 9.7%45Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79312

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79312
  • 36Less than 5 minutes
  • 995 to 9 minutes
  • 7810 to 14 minutes
  • 6215 to 19 minutes
  • 3020 to 24 minutes
  • 1025 to 29 minutes
  • 2130 to 34 minutes
  • 2945 to 59 minutes
  • 4260 to 89 minutes
  • 890 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 79.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 988
  • Male householders: 176 (55 living alone), Female householders: 184 (62 living alone)
  • 187 spouses (187 opposite-sex spouses), 19 unmarried partners, (19 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 254 children (241 natural, 5 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 42 grandchildren, 37 brothers or sisters, 7 parents, 0 foster children, 45 other relatives, 3 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 35 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 111 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 57 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 116 1-person, 12 2-persons

111 married couples with children.
35 single-parent households (24 men, 11 women).

57.1% of residents of 79312 zip code speak English at home.
42.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% very well, 17% well, 23% not well, 11% not at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 241 (24.5%)
(18.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

24.5%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 94%Honduras
  • 2%Malaysia
Most common first ancestries reported in 79312
  • 12%American
  • 5%German
  • 3%English
  • 2%European
  • 1%Irish
  • 0%Dutch
  • 0%Scotch-Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 772010 or later
  • 522000 to 2009
  • 901990 to 1999
  • 38Before 1990

Zip code 79312 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • AMHERST SCHOOL (100 N MAIN in AMHERST, TX)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-140901001
    Organizations: AMHERST ISD (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • 5 STAR DAIRY (HIGHWAY 84 in AMHERST, TX)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: DAIRY FARMS
    Organizations: KORNELIS & PIERTSJE VANDERLEI (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: KORNELIS & PIERTSJE VANDERLEI
  • AMHERST ISD (P O BOX 248 in AMHERST, TX)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    Business SIC classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
  • AMHERST ISD (P O BOX 249 in AMHERST, TX)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)

Zip code 79312 marital status for males
Zip code 79312 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 21.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 22.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 60.9%Utility gas
  • 34.6%Electricity
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 1,266.

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

  • This state: 581
  • Northeast: 31
  • Midwest: 25
  • South: 30
  • West: 65

52% of the 79312 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

91% of the 79312 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Amherst, TX (79312)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

2.5%
Texas:

7.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
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 ($)
  • 93,013Business and financial operations occupations
  • 50,838Education, training, and library occupations
  • 48,389Transportation occupations
  • 46,849Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 42,518Management occupations
  • 39,782Construction and extraction occupations

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Finish Carpentry Contractors (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Beauty Salons (1-4: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Farm Supplies 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

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 34 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 30 people in nursing homes

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 2013:

  • 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
Most common first names in zip code 79312 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1881.7 years
John1577.5 years
James1583.9 years
Mary1179.4 years
Willie979.7 years
Mildred682.7 years
Henry578.8 years
Mattie584.8 years
Charlie584.2 years
George476.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 79312 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Harmon1083.8 years
Long1068.4 years
Brantley976.5 years
Gonzales972.0 years
Moore781.5 years
Nix683.5 years
Nicholson677.8 years
White675.0 years
Tomes674.7 years
Young678.0 years
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