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County: Brewster County, TX

Estimated zip code population in 2011: 275
Zip code population in 2010: 200
Zip code population in 2000: 206




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Houses and condos: 133
Renter-occupied apartments: 110
% of renters here:

100%
State:

37%

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in zip code 79834: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 818.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 0.336 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2011:
This zip code:

0.8% ($766)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,455)

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,250 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $737 (0.9%)

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Males: 114  (41.5%)
Females: 161  (58.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 79834:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 0.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79834:

  • Never married: 41.6%
  • Now married: 34.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 20.1%

Zip code 79834 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2011: $95,613
79834:

$95,613
Texas:

$127,700

Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.3 years
Texas median age:

33.7 years

Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79834, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $37,962 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,962
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $36,139 (reported on 97.1% of returns)
Here:

$36,139
State:

$41,947

Taxable interest for individuals: $279 (reported on 41.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$279
Texas:

$2,255

Taxable dividends: $421 (reported on 18.3% of returns)
Here:

$421
State:

$4,261

Total tax: $4,011 (reported on 83.7% of returns)
79834:

$4,011
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,909 (reported on 10.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,909
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 28.8%
Here:

29%
State:

57%


Estimated median household income in 2011:
This zip code:

$57,857
Texas:

$49,392

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Nearest zip codes: 79852, 79830, 79846, 79842, 79831, 79843.

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

40.9%
Texas:

56.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.7%
Texas:

5.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 0
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 110


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 79 (34 now married, 45 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79834 with a mortgage: 41
Houses without a mortgage: 105

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,278
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $269

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

6.5%
Whole state:

18.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

0.0%
Whole state:

10.8%

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

4.9
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1


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

Notable locations in zip code 79834: Cottonwood Campground (A), Saint Helena Canyon Junction (B), Mule Ear Overlook (C), Robbers Roost (D), San Vicente (E), Chihuahuan Desert Research Station (F), Smoky Creek (G), Sotol Vista Overlook (H), Rio Vista Campsite (I), Old Ranch (J), Sombrero Peak Ranch (K), Glenn Spring (L), Johnson Ranch (M), La Noria (N), Buttrill Ranch (O), Chisos Mountain Lodge (P), Fossil Bone Exhibit (Q), Castolon Historic District (R), Park Headquarters (S), Rosillos Mountain Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Lakes and reservoirs: Carlota Tinaja (A), Willow Tank (B), Mailbox Tank (C), Rice Tank (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Star Creek (A), Oak Creek (B), Tornillo Creek (C), Cottonwood Creek (D), Javalina Creek (E), Ash Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in zip code 79834: Big Bend National Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 4
  • 2000 to 2004: 6
  • 1990 to 1999: 24
  • 1980 to 1989: 16
  • 1970 to 1979: 9
  • 1960 to 1969: 19
  • 1950 to 1959: 32
  • 1940 to 1949: 10
  • 1939 or earlier: 13


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Bedrooms in houses/apartments in 79834
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 14
  • 2 bedrooms: 52
  • 3 bedrooms: 52
  • 4 bedrooms: 20
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 26
  • 3 bedrooms: 25
  • 4 bedrooms: 4
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in 79834 in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 53
  • 2 vehicles: 52
  • 3 vehicles: 26
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5+ vehicles: 5
  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 25
  • 2 vehicles: 27
  • 3 vehicles: 14
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5+ vehicles: 0


Estimated household income distribution in 2009:

Zip code 79834 household income distribution in 2009

Zip code 79834 house/condo values in 2011

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2011 in zip code 79834:

  • Less than $10,000: 7
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 8
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 18
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 6
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 11
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 7
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 7
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 10
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 15
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 13
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 7
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 4
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 8
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 7
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 10
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 17
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 9
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 3
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 3
  • $1,000,000 or more: 4

 



79834 rent paid by renters

Rent paid by renters in 2011 in zip code 79834:

  • Less than $100: 7
  • $100 to $149: 3
  • $150 to $199: 6
  • $200 to $249: 7
  • $250 to $299: 5
  • $300 to $349: 22
  • $350 to $399: 8
  • $400 to $449: 6
  • $450 to $499: 22
  • $800 to $899: 9
  • No cash rent: 15
 


Median gross rent in 2011: $442.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2011: $185,926.


Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $95,613
79834:

$95,613
Texas:

$127,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,812 - $163,699

Mean price in 2011:

Detached houses: $154,414
Here:

$154,414
State:

$180,018

Townhouses or other attached units: $134,066
Here:

$134,066
State:

$168,597

Mobile homes: $56,520
Here:

$56,520
State:

$61,883

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $274,041
Here:

$274,041
State:

$71,613

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 83
  • One, attached: 9
  • 3 or 4: 12
  • 5 to 9: 7
  • Mobile homes: 22

Unemployment: 7.1%
79834 zip code mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 62 (36%)
  • Carpooled: 38 (22%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (9%)
  • Walked: 13 (8%)
  • Other means: 14 (8%)
  • Worked at home: 27 (16%)
 

79834 zip code travel time to work (commute)

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 54
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 7
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 18
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 27
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 10
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 0
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 16
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 0
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 0
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 0
  • 90 or more minutes: 0
 

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 100.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 275
  • In family households: 188 (11 male householders, 39 female householders)
    35 spouses, 98 children (99 natural, 1 adopted, 1 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 5 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 87 (43 male householders (31 living alone)), 17 female householders (17 living alone)), 27 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 9 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 6 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 48 1-person, 6 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 3 4-persons

53 married couples with children.
20 single-parent households (20 women).

69.8% of residents of 79834 zip code speak English at home.
30.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% very well, 7% well, 13% not well).

Foreign born population: 21 (7.6%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

7.6%
Whole state:

16.4%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (100%)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2000 or later: 6
  • 1990 to 1999: 6
  • 1980 to 1989: 5
  • Before 1980: 4

Races in zip code 79834:

White population: 144
Black population: 0
American Indian population: 0
Asian population: 1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 0
Some other race population: 0
Two or more races population: 2
Hispanic or Latino population: 53

Most common first ancestries reported in 79834 (%):



  • Other groups (26%)
  • German (14%)
  • American (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • African (9%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)


Zip code 79834 topographic map

Public primary/middle school in zip code 79834 not listed on the city page:

  • SAN VICENTE EL (Students: 20; Location: 195 ESCUELA VISTA DR, BIG BEND NATIONAL, TX; Grades: PK - 08)

Zip code 79834 marital status for males
Zip code 79834 marital status for females


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 12.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 11.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (56%)
  • Electricity (44%)

Population in 1990: 249. Population change in the 1990s: -43 (-17.3%).

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

  • This state: 161
  • Northeast: 9
  • Midwest: 4
  • South: 25
  • West: 55

49% of the 79834 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 20% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

60% of the 79834 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% 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:

6.1%

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

0.0%
Texas:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

15.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Class of Workers (%)


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

  • Management occupations: 101,442
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors: 67,500
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations: 60,250
  • Sales and related occupations: 43,194
  • Education, training, and library occupations: 37,778
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations: 28,250

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

  • Management of Companies and Enterprises: Corporate, Subsidiary, and Regional Managing Offices (10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): General Automotive Repair (5-9: 1)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)







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