79830 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Alpine, TX (0.23%)
County: Brewster County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 7,514
Zip code population in 2010: 7,682
Zip code population in 2000: 7,163

Houses and condos: 3,873
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,336
% of renters here:

41%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 79830: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: -829.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.7 sq. mi.
Population density: -9.062 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 79830
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.4% ($1,771)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,510)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,538 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,235 (1.3%)

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Males: 3,711  (49.4%)
Females: 3,803  (50.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 79830:

For population 15 years and over in 79830:

Zip code 79830 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Races in zip code 79830

  • Zip code 79830 races chart
    • 4,011White population
    • 75Black population
    • 30American Indian population
    • 52Asian population
    • 2Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 9Some other race population
    • 97Two or more races population
    • 3,406Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 6,173
Rural population: 1,340

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $127,600
79830:

$127,600
Texas:

$132,000



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in 79830 zip code as of May 04, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 79830 to the number of sex offenders is 429 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

38.7 years
Texas median age:

34.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 79830, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $46,398 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$46,398
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $38,880 (reported on 82.1% of returns)
Here:

$38,880
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.5% for AGIs below $25k, 74.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 69.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 35.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,075 (reported on 31.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,075
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,871 (reported on 13.9% of returns)
Here:

$4,871
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,358 (reported on 13.1% of returns)
Here:

+$4,358
State:

+$35,319
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,329 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

+$11,329
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $25k, 3.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $14,875 (reported on 7.9% of returns)
79830:

$14,875
Texas:

$19,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $21,471 (21% of AGI, reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

$21,471
State:

$24,724

Here:

21.4% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 5.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $6,466 (reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

$6,466
State:

$6,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $4,890 (reported on 15.9% of returns)
79830:

$4,890
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,028 (reported on 21.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,028
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 53.2%
Here:

53%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 52.7% for AGIs below $25k, 51.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 53.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 100.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79830, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $35,216 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,216
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $27,603 (reported on 80.9% of returns)
Here:

$27,603
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 133.4% for AGIs below $10k, 76.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 74.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 35.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,583 (reported on 33.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,583
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.4% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,842 (reported on 18.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,842
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,129 (reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

+$3,129
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,322 (reported on 18.8% of returns)
Here:

+$7,322
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 19.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.2% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,132 (reported on 2.5% of returns)
79830:

$3,132
Texas:

$3,120
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,789 (20% of AGI, reported on 13.1% of returns)
Here:

$17,789
State:

$19,631

Here:

20.0% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.2% for AGIs below $10k, 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $4,534 (6% of AGI, reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,534
State:

$4,753

Here:

6.2% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,308 (reported on 67.3% of returns)
79830:

$5,308
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.9% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,695 (reported on 23.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,695
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 51.4%
Here:

51%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 49.7% for AGIs below $10k, 51.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 51.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 46.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 59.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$42,062
Texas:

$51,704
Alpine, TX (79830) map Nearest zip codes: 79842, 79852, 79831, 79834, 79846, 79843.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

41.1%
Texas:

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

7.5%
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: 343
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,885


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 62 (54 now married, 8 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,725 (798 now married, 927 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79830 with a mortgage: 792 (8 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,100

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,223
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S402

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

11.7%
Whole state:

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

6.0%
Whole state:

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

5.5
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 79830: Merriweather Ranch (A), O 2 Ranch (B), Wilsons Ranch (C), Garcia Ranch (D), Harrel Ranch (E), Indian Wells (F), Keith Ranch (G), Schupbachs Ranch (H), Stewart Ranch (I), Mouth of the Maravillas (J), Double Mills (K), Haley Ranch (L), Stroebel (M), Persimmon Gap Ranger Station (N), Combs Cattle County Ranch (O), Fords Ranch (P), Adams Ranch (Q), Burnt House Camp (R), Cobas Windmill (S), Cotters Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 79830 include: Alpine Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Mount Sinai United Methodist Church (B), Redeemer Lutheran Church (C), Saint James Episcopal Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church (F), Friendship Baptist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Elm Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Cheosa Waterhole (A), Rockhouse Tank (B), Redhouse Tank (C), Norton Tank (D), Key Cabin Tank (E), Hole in the Ground Tank (F), Guys Tank (G), Dett Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Stillwell Creek (A), Bear Creek (B), Bird Creek (C), Ash Creek (D), Needle Creek (E), McIntyre Creek (F), Maravillas Creek (G), Heath Creek (H), Sheep Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 79830 include: Kokernot Park (1), Shipman Park (2), New Town Park (3), Pete P Gallego Center (4), Graves Pierce Complex (5), Kokernot Baseball Park (6), Kokernot Municipal Park (7), Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area (8), Jackson Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 492010 or later
  • 5452000 to 2009
  • 5701990 to 1999
  • 5611980 to 1989
  • 5841970 to 1979
  • 3501960 to 1969
  • 3471950 to 1959
  • 3011940 to 1949
  • 5661939 or earlier

Zip code 79830 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Alpine, TX (79830)

  • 13no bedroom
  • 1231 bedroom
  • 3912 bedrooms
  • 9623 bedrooms
  • 3874 bedrooms
  • 165+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alpine, TX (79830)

  • 131no bedroom
  • 2671 bedroom
  • 5532 bedrooms
  • 3813 bedrooms
  • 44 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Alpine, TX (79830) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 28no vehicle
  • 5691 vehicle
  • 7822 vehicles
  • 3883 vehicles
  • 894 vehicles
  • 365+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Alpine, TX (79830) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 122no vehicle
  • 7341 vehicle
  • 3832 vehicles
  • 943 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $655.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $127,600
79830:

$127,600
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,400 - $193,900

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 5.0%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 88.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,341

Size of family households: 766 2-persons, 435 3-persons, 355 4-persons, 148 5-persons, 28 6-persons, 43 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,173 1-person, 220 2-persons, 60 3-persons

1,354 married couples with children.
186 single-parent households (102 men, 84 women).

62.2% of residents of 79830 zip code speak English at home.
35.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% very well, 8% well, 7% not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% very well, 17% well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% very well, 24% well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 354 (4.7%)
(48.6% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.7%
Whole state:

16.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 71%Mexico
  • 13%Korea
  • 8%Cuba
  • 5%France
  • 4%India

Most common first ancestries reported in 79830 (%)

  • 50%Other groups
  • 9%American
  • 8%German
  • 7%English
  • 5%Irish
  • 2%Scottish
  • 2%French (except Basque)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 582000 to 2009
  • 1601990 to 1999
  • 193Before 1990

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 79830:

All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 79830

Zip code 79830 marital status for males
Zip code 79830 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 43%Electricity
  • 37%Utility gas
  • 12%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2%Wood
  • 1%Solar energy
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 7,648. Population change in the 1990s: -485 (-6.3%).

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


51% of the 79830 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

82% of the 79830 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% 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): 122
Here:

16.1%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 42
Here:

15.2%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 32
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

14.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 74,432Business and financial operations occupations
  • 71,016Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 54,000Transportation occupations
  • 47,083Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 44,397Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 43,523Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors

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:

  • 36 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 325 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 40 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in nursing homes
Most common first names in zip code 79830 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3575.0 years
Robert2674.7 years
Mary2576.1 years
James2374.2 years
William2278.0 years
George1978.4 years
Charles1674.4 years
Margaret1481.5 years
Manuel1473.4 years
Ruth1479.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 79830 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2475.6 years
Valenzuela2079.8 years
Rodriguez1872.0 years
Hernandez1671.2 years
Fierro1675.5 years
Molinar1472.9 years
Ramos1478.4 years
Garcia1470.5 years
Gallego1381.8 years
Ramirez1271.9 years
Businesses in zip code 79830
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS2

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