79603 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Abilene, TX (19.98%), Tye, TX (2.76%), Impact, TX (0.15%)
County: Taylor County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 24,213
Zip code population in 2010: 24,288
Zip code population in 2000: 23,812

Houses and condos: 9,526
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,746
% of renters here:

32%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 79603: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 58.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 415 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

1.3% ($864)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,510)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,261 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $628 (1.1%)

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Males: 11,777  (48.6%)
Females: 12,436  (51.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 79603:

For population 15 years and over in 79603:

Zip code 79603 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79603

  • Zip code 79603 races chart
    • 11,404White population
    • 2,610Black population
    • 83American Indian population
    • 168Asian population
    • 16Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 17Some other race population
    • 428Two or more races population
    • 9,562Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 23,538
Rural population: 674

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $66,600
79603:

$66,600
Texas:

$132,000



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 90 registered sex offenders living in 79603 zip code as of August 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 79603 to the number of sex offenders is 3 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

33.5 years
Texas median age:

34.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 79603, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $31,410 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$31,410
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $28,546 (reported on 87.4% of returns)
Here:

$28,546
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 82.7% for AGIs below $25k, 84.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 79.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $818 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$818
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,562 (reported on 7.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,562
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$5,469 (reported on 5.0% of returns)
Here:

+$5,469
State:

+$35,319
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,647 (reported on 13.7% of returns)
Here:

+$8,647
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,773 (reported on 5.9% of returns)
79603:

$7,773
Texas:

$19,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,663 (27% of AGI, reported on 7.7% of returns)
Here:

$17,663
State:

$24,724

Here:

26.6% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,647 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
Here:

$5,647
State:

$6,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $3,003 (reported on 7.5% of returns)
79603:

$3,003
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,525 (reported on 36.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,525
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79603, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $26,698 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$26,698
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $23,937 (reported on 87.4% of returns)
Here:

$23,937
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 90.5% for AGIs below $10k, 83.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 41.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,462 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,462
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,959 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

$3,959
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,176 (reported on 8.1% of returns)
Here:

+$5,176
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,294 (reported on 13.4% of returns)
Here:

+$6,294
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $10k, 5.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,976 (reported on 1.8% of returns)
79603:

$2,976
Texas:

$3,120
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $1,700 (reported on 0.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,700
Texas:

$16,401

Total itemized deductions: $15,589 (25% of AGI, reported on 8.0% of returns)
Here:

$15,589
State:

$19,631

Here:

25.1% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,948 (8% of AGI, reported on 6.6% of returns)
Here:

$4,948
State:

$4,753

Here:

7.7% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,279 (reported on 60.2% of returns)
79603:

$3,279
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,999 (reported on 35.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,999
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 65.6%
Here:

66%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 62.7% for AGIs below $10k, 70.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 61.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$38,176
Texas:

$51,704
Abilene, TX (79603) map Nearest zip codes: 79563, 79606, 79562, 79508, 79607, 79536.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.0%
Texas:

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

5.5%
Texas:

5.5%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,624
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,893


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 419 (108 now married, 311 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 5,185 (2,515 now married, 2,670 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79603 with a mortgage: 2,756 (133 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,015

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $892
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S342

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

22.1%
Whole state:

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

10.7%
Whole state:

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

5.7
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2
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Year house built

  • 772010 or later
  • 4192000 to 2009
  • 4701990 to 1999
  • 4481980 to 1989
  • 9591970 to 1979
  • 1,7331960 to 1969
  • 3,9671950 to 1959
  • 8231940 to 1949
  • 6301939 or earlier

Zip code 79603 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Abilene, TX (79603)

  • 48no bedroom
  • 821 bedroom
  • 1,0722 bedrooms
  • 3,7033 bedrooms
  • 7884 bedrooms
  • 785+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Abilene, TX (79603)

  • 92no bedroom
  • 4281 bedroom
  • 7112 bedrooms
  • 1,2843 bedrooms
  • 2084 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Abilene, TX (79603) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 197no vehicle
  • 1,7001 vehicle
  • 2,6762 vehicles
  • 9123 vehicles
  • 2674 vehicles
  • 195+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Abilene, TX (79603) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 409no vehicle
  • 1,3101 vehicle
  • 6952 vehicles
  • 1573 vehicles
  • 524 vehicles
  • 1235+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $661.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $66,600
79603:

$66,600
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,600 - $91,000

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 8.5%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 93.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,787

Size of family households: 2,635 2-persons, 1,125 3-persons, 1,288 4-persons, 694 5-persons, 228 6-persons, 118 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,066 1-person, 304 2-persons, 47 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 6 6-persons

2,911 married couples with children.
2,878 single-parent households (322 men, 2,556 women).

72.4% of residents of 79603 zip code speak English at home.
24.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% very well, 12% well, 12% not well, 1% not at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% very well, 19% well, 3% not well, 6% not at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% very well, 35% well).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (1% very well, 16% well, 57% not well, 25% not at all).

Foreign born population: 2,144 (8.9%)
(37.3% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

8.9%
Whole state:

16.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 62%Mexico
  • 11%Africa, n.e.c.
  • 8%Other Middle Africa
  • 3%England
  • 3%Other Eastern Africa
  • 2%Nicaragua
  • 2%Brazil

Most common first ancestries reported in 79603 (%)

  • 57%Other groups
  • 6%English
  • 6%American
  • 5%German
  • 5%Irish
  • 1%African
  • 1%French (except Basque)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 182010 or later
  • 7382000 to 2009
  • 3761990 to 1999
  • 1,292Before 1990

Zip code 79603 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 79603 not listed on the city page:

  • ORTIZ EL (Students: 508; Location: 2550 VOGEL, ABILENE, TX; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JOHNSTON EL (Students: 503; Location: 3602 N 12TH ST, ABILENE, TX; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FANNIN EL (Students: 479; Location: 2726 N 18TH ST, ABILENE, TX; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LEE EL (Students: 391; Location: 1026 N PIONEER DR, ABILENE, TX; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LONG EL (Students: 357; Location: 3600 SHERRY LN, ABILENE, TX; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ABILENE STATE SCH (Students: 14; Location: 842 N MOCKINGBIRD, ABILENE, TX; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TAYLOR COUNTY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 13; Location: 2002 JAMESON ST, ABILENE, TX; Grades: 06 - 12)
There are 35 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 79603.

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 79603 marital status for males
Zip code 79603 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 63%Utility gas
  • 35%Electricity
  • 2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 24,123. Population change in the 1990s: -311 (-1.3%).

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


57% of the 79603 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

85% of the 79603 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% 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, 8% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 119
Here:

3.7%
Texas:

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

0.7%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 373
Here:

32.9%
Texas:

14.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 55,476Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 53,947Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 48,281Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 47,250Material moving occupations
  • 40,393Education, training, and library occupations
  • 36,500Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code (ABILENE, TX):

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:

  • 294 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 157 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 69 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 85 people in other group homes
  • 72 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in religious group quarters
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED191$77,72781$57,135139$57,43462$26,75675$44,2707$49,814
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$66,2232$46,37518$57,0065$24,3360$04$52,708
APPLICATIONS DENIED25$65,19423$62,55787$53,12367$17,83413$36,23012$54,819
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$79,08610$39,74345$66,8754$28,6936$45,1753$89,570
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$34,9871$57,5708$66,2561$74,0000$01$57,570
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$103,1674$103,3850$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$88,1750$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$23,3500$01$23,350
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 79603 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15871.9 years
Mary14677.5 years
John14572.3 years
William14474.6 years
Robert8569.8 years
Charles7772.7 years
George6772.2 years
Ruby5880.4 years
Joe4372.8 years
Thomas4370.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 79603 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8774.2 years
Johnson7072.2 years
Jones5879.3 years
Brown5673.3 years
Williams5473.4 years
Davis5178.4 years
Martinez4568.3 years
Wilson4374.0 years
Rodriguez4368.7 years
Moore3972.7 years
Businesses in zip code 79603
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven5Motel 61
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Payless1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
Goodwill1Subway2
La-Z-Boy1T-Mobile1
Little Caesars Pizza1U-Haul2
McDonald's1UPS2

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