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79505 Zip Code (Benjamin, TX) Detailed Profile




City: Benjamin, TX (0.56%)
County: Knox County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 246
Zip code population in 2010: 296
Zip code population in 2000: 324

Houses and condos: 153
Renter-occupied apartments: 23
% of renters here:

28%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 79505: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 185.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 1 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 79505
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.8% ($862)
Texas:

1.7% ($3,390)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $828 (2.0%)

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Males: 134  (54.5%)
Females: 112  (45.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 79505:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79505:

  • Never married: 4.5%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 9.4%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

Zip code 79505 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79505 (2019)
    • 22475.7%White
    • 6622.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 41.4%Black
    • 20.7%Two or more races
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $47,326
79505:

$47,326
Texas:

$200,400



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in 79505 zip code as of January 26, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 79505 is 334 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

38.9 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 79505, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $38,800 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,800
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $30,675 (reported on 80.0% of returns)
Here:

$30,675
State:

$52,524

Taxable interest for individuals: $333 (reported on 30.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$333
Texas:

$2,372

Profit/loss from business: +$1,067 (reported on 30.0% of returns)
Here:

+$1,067
State:

+$13,732

Earned income credit: $1,850 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,850
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 60.0%
Here:

60%
State:

51%

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79505, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $21,204 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$21,204
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $26,467 (reported on 69.4% of returns)
Here:

$26,467
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 62.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 90.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.1% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $725 (reported on 37.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$725
Texas:

$2,255

Profit/loss from business: +$2,381 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

+$2,381
State:

+$11,013

Total tax: $2,338 (reported on 63.0% of returns)
79505:

$2,338
State:

$9,058

Earned income credit: $2,440 (reported on 23.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,440
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 70.4%
Here:

70%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 73.3% for AGIs below $10k, 72.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 61.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$41,173
Texas:

$64,034
Benjamin, TX (79505) map Nearest zip codes: 79529, 76371, 79539, 79544, 76363, 76388.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

33.3%
Texas:

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

0.0%
Texas:

49.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 76


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 35 (33 now married, 1 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79505 with a mortgage: 8
Houses without a mortgage: 52

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $900
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $454

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

3.7%
Whole state:

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

3.7%
Whole state:

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

6.6
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 79505: Driver Ranch (A), Hamilton Ranch (B), League Ranch (C), Little Dick Windmill (D), Lyles Ranch (E), McFaddin Ranch (F), Williams Ranch (G), Beavers Ranch (H), Stamford Carnegie Library (I), Benjamin Volunteer Fire Department (J), Knox County Museum (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Quintana Tank (A), Moorehouse Brothers Ranch Lake (B), Parker Tank (C), Van Earl Tank (D), Waggoner Tank (E), Ward Field Tank (F), Ward Tank (G), North Patton Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Hackberry Creek (A), Sheep Creek (B), Little Croton Creek (C), Gyp Creek (D), Dutchman Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 82000 to 2009
  • 201990 to 1999
  • 271980 to 1989
  • 101970 to 1979
  • 201960 to 1969
  • 121950 to 1959
  • 121940 to 1949
  • 421939 or earlier

Zip code 79505 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Benjamin, TX (79505)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Benjamin, TX (79505)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 152 bedrooms
  • 363 bedrooms
  • 24 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benjamin, TX (79505)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Benjamin, TX (79505)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 31 bedroom
  • 82 bedrooms
  • 123 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Benjamin, TX (79505) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benjamin, TX (79505) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 0no vehicle
  • 311 vehicle
  • 102 vehicles
  • 173 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Benjamin, TX (79505) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Benjamin, TX (79505) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 61 vehicle
  • 62 vehicles
  • 113 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 79505 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 79505 household income distribution in 2019
  • 7Less than $10,000
  • 5$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5$25,000 to $29,999
  • 6$30,000 to $34,999
  • 10$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1$45,000 to $49,999
  • 18$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1$100,000 to $124,999
  • 11$125,000 to $149,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79505

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79505
  • 6Less than $10,000
  • 2$15,000 to $19,999
  • 4$20,000 to $24,999
  • 2$25,000 to $29,999
  • 5$30,000 to $34,999
  • 15$40,000 to $49,999
  • 6$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1$80,000 to $89,999
  • 2$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3$250,000 to $299,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79505

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79505
  • 2$100 to $149
  • 19No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $769.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $43,189
  • Two or more races householders: $62,053

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $47,326
79505:

$47,326
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $27,469 - $55,617
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 79505
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 135
  • One, attached: 3
  • Mobile homes: 13

Unemployment: 6.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79505

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79505
  • 80.5%67Drove a car alone
  • 18.0%15Carpooled
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79505

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79505
  • 15Less than 5 minutes
  • 135 to 9 minutes
  • 2010 to 14 minutes
  • 1115 to 19 minutes
  • 1420 to 24 minutes
  • 830 to 34 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 83.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 246
  • Male householders: 51 (16 living alone), Female householders: 32 (15 living alone)
  • 60 spouses (60 opposite-sex spouses), 0 unmarried partners, (0 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 79 children (63 natural, 0 adopted, 16 stepchildren), 4 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 19 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 25 2-persons, 11 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 3 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 30 1-person

53 married couples with children.
0 single-parent households ().

97.2% of residents of 79505 zip code speak English at home.
2.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (17% very well, 83% not well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common first ancestries reported in 79505
  • 32%English
  • 15%Irish
  • 11%American
  • 11%German
  • 5%Scotch-Irish

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Zip code 79505 marital status for males
Zip code 79505 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 16.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 14.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 57.8%Electricity
  • 28.9%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Wood
  • 2.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

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

  • This state: 227
  • Midwest: 4
  • South: 10
  • West: 4

69% of the 79505 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

77% of the 79505 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in Benjamin, TX (79505)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

13.1%
Texas:

7.0%
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 ($)
  • 43,144Management occupations
  • 34,253Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 4,610Office and administrative support occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • KATHARINA SIEMENS (100 N COOPER ST in BENJAMIN, TX; small business) : $86,078 in 8 contracts from 2003 to 2005
    Contracts for Custodial Janitorial Services by Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $25,451; 2004: $7,000; 2005: $53,627; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $26,997 with Army for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2005-12-15. Completion date: 2006-10-31.
    $25,451 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2003-01-09. Completion date: 2003-12-31.
    $13,315 with Army for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2005-04-19. Completion date: 2005-10-31.
    $13,315 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2005-04-19. Completion date: 2005-10-31.

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

  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Title Abstract and Settlement Offices (1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Manufacturing (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean 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:

  • 11 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 2
  • 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: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 79505 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William581.8 years
James467.5 years
Mary486.8 years
Jessie383.0 years
Don260.0 years
John269.0 years
Dorothy272.0 years
George276.0 years
Elnora292.1 years
Bobby280.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 79505 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moorhouse985.5 years
Benson674.0 years
Patterson583.6 years
Hertel482.8 years
Hudson473.0 years
Hamilton382.7 years
Duke373.7 years
Idol388.3 years
Cartwright370.7 years
Clower368.3 years
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