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79838 Zip Code (Fabens, TX) Detailed Profile




City: Fabens, TX (13.78%)
County: El Paso County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 6,817
Zip code population in 2010: 8,699
Zip code population in 2000: 8,408

Houses and condos: 2,353
Renter-occupied apartments: 737
% of renters here:

36%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 79838: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 29.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 232 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

1.2% ($808)
Texas:

1.8% ($3,020)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,174 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $715 (1.2%)

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Males: 3,220  (47.2%)
Females: 3,596  (52.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 79838:

  • High school or higher: 49.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79838:

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

Zip code 79838 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 above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79838 (2017)
    • 8,30998.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3604.3%White
    • 100.1%Black
    • 60.07%Asian
    • 60.07%Two or more races
    • 40.05%American Indian
    • 40.05%Some other race
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Urban population: 6,319
Rural population: 497

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $65,561
79838:

$65,561
Texas:

$172,200



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in 79838 zip code as of October 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 79838 is 403 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

36.1 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.3 people
Texas:

2.9 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79838, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $20,974 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$20,974
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $18,237 (reported on 89.3% of returns)
Here:

$18,237
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 83.0% for AGIs below $10k, 89.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 92.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,696 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,696
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,435 (reported on 1.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,435
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$8,962 (reported on 1.5% of returns)
Here:

+$8,962
State:

+$16,110

Profit/loss from business: +$5,366 (reported on 17.5% of returns)
Here:

+$5,366
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.5% for AGIs below $10k, 7.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $1,818 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
79838:

$1,818
Texas:

$3,120

Total itemized deductions: $15,136 (31% of AGI, reported on 5.6% of returns)
Here:

$15,136
State:

$19,631

Here:

30.7% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,529 (5% of AGI, reported on 3.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,529
State:

$4,753

Here:

5.1% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total tax: $3,575 (reported on 41.7% of returns)
79838:

$3,575
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 25.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,502 (reported on 62.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,502
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 78.3%
Here:

78%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 75.4% for AGIs below $10k, 81.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 74.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 73.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 58.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 91.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$29,015
Texas:

$59,206
Fabens, TX (79838) map Nearest zip codes: 79836, 79849, 79853, 79928, 79927, 79907.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.3%
Texas:

53.5%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.8%
Texas:

5.1%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 794
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,196


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 176 (26 now married, 146 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,351 (621 now married, 728 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79838 with a mortgage: 304
Houses without a mortgage: 1,014

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $725
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $270

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

34.2%
Whole state:

14.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

18.8%
Whole state:

8.3%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 342014 or later
  • 742010 to 2013
  • 2082000 to 2009
  • 5201990 to 1999
  • 5541980 to 1989
  • 5911970 to 1979
  • 541960 to 1969
  • 1371950 to 1959
  • 261940 to 1949
  • 1441939 or earlier

Zip code 79838 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fabens, TX (79838)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Fabens, TX (79838)
  • 10no bedroom
  • 411 bedroom
  • 1632 bedrooms
  • 8553 bedrooms
  • 1814 bedrooms
  • 495+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fabens, TX (79838)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fabens, TX (79838)
  • 17no bedroom
  • 1101 bedroom
  • 2832 bedrooms
  • 2863 bedrooms
  • 304 bedrooms
  • 105+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Fabens, TX (79838) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fabens, TX (79838) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 55no vehicle
  • 3531 vehicle
  • 5142 vehicles
  • 2953 vehicles
  • 664 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Fabens, TX (79838) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fabens, TX (79838) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 195no vehicle
  • 2901 vehicle
  • 1582 vehicles
  • 823 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 79838 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 79838 household income distribution in 2017
  • 342Less than $10,000
  • 238$10,000 to $14,999
  • 170$15,000 to $19,999
  • 115$20,000 to $24,999
  • 207$25,000 to $29,999
  • 170$30,000 to $34,999
  • 106$35,000 to $39,999
  • 56$40,000 to $44,999
  • 81$45,000 to $49,999
  • 90$50,000 to $59,999
  • 191$60,000 to $74,999
  • 111$75,000 to $99,999
  • 29$100,000 to $124,999
  • 55$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 79838

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 79838
  • 37Less than $10,000
  • 75$10,000 to $14,999
  • 62$15,000 to $19,999
  • 17$25,000 to $29,999
  • 51$30,000 to $34,999
  • 46$35,000 to $39,999
  • 167$40,000 to $49,999
  • 112$50,000 to $59,999
  • 146$60,000 to $69,999
  • 63$70,000 to $79,999
  • 83$80,000 to $89,999
  • 89$90,000 to $99,999
  • 90$100,000 to $124,999
  • 20$125,000 to $149,999
  • 37$175,000 to $199,999
  • 8$200,000 to $249,999
  • 16$250,000 to $299,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 79838

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 79838
  • 26Less than $100
  • 22$100 to $149
  • 71$150 to $199
  • 26$200 to $249
  • 30$250 to $299
  • 47$300 to $349
  • 25$350 to $399
  • 75$400 to $449
  • 72$450 to $499
  • 10$500 to $549
  • 20$600 to $649
  • 83$650 to $699
  • 8$750 to $799
  • 6$800 to $899
  • 162No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $529.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $131,631
  • Some other race householders: $68,278
  • Two or more races householders: $40,933
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $70,656

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $65,561
79838:

$65,561
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,369 - $94,589

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $168,209
Here:

$168,209
State:

$242,762

Townhouses or other attached units: $186,134
Here:

$186,134
State:

$241,439

In 2-unit structures: $136,005
Here:

$136,005
State:

$179,198

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $146,147
Here:

$146,147
State:

$206,604

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $305,704
Here:

$305,704
State:

$271,582

Mobile homes: $59,323
Here:

$59,323
State:

$77,722

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $5,188
Here:

$5,188
State:

$60,875
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 79838

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,370
  • One, attached: 20
  • Two: 56
  • 3 or 4: 121
  • 5 to 9: 114
  • 10 to 19: 21
  • 20 to 49: 7
  • Mobile homes: 626

Unemployment: 7.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79838

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79838
  • 79.7%1,789Drove a car alone
  • 5.5%123Carpooled
  • 1.8%40Walked
  • 8.2%184Other means
  • 5.1%114Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79838

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79838
  • 98Less than 5 minutes
  • 3855 to 9 minutes
  • 23210 to 14 minutes
  • 22815 to 19 minutes
  • 19620 to 24 minutes
  • 11825 to 29 minutes
  • 39830 to 34 minutes
  • 4835 to 39 minutes
  • 5740 to 44 minutes
  • 13445 to 59 minutes
  • 7760 to 89 minutes
  • 15490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 90.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,810
  • In family households: 6,271 (523 male householders, 1,037 female householders)
    1,064 spouses, 2,529 children (2,458 natural, 42 adopted, 31 stepchildren), 502 grandchildren, 52 brothers or sisters, 138 parents, 241 other relatives, 86 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 529 (283 male householders (277 living alone)), 195 female householders (160 living alone)), 50 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 523 2-persons, 397 3-persons, 242 4-persons, 224 5-persons, 77 6-persons, 91 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 436 1-person, 35 2-persons, 6 3-persons

925 married couples with children.
558 single-parent households (57 men, 501 women).

13.1% of residents of 79838 zip code speak English at home.
87.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (33% very well, 33% well, 15% not well, 19% not at all).

Foreign born population: 2,421 (35.5%)
(36.8% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

35.5%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 0%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 0%Bolivia
Most common first ancestries reported in 79838
  • 1%American
  • 0%Danish
  • 0%Irish
  • 0%Italian
  • 0%English
  • 0%European
  • 0%Brazilian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3372010 or later
  • 3992000 to 2009
  • 3491990 to 1999
  • 1,378Before 1990

Zip code 79838 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY (9.5 MI SW L435320 in FABENS, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Alternative names: AMERICAN TEL & TEL CO LONG LINES, AMERICAN TEL & TEL CO LONG LINES

Zip code 79838 marital status for males
Zip code 79838 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 74.1%Utility gas
  • 13.5%Electricity
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel

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

  • This state: 3,739
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 51
  • South: 86
  • West: 446

70% of the 79838 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 81% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

93% of the 79838 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 86% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Fabens, TX (79838)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

1.4%
Texas:

6.5%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

6.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

15.0%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 48,502Management occupations
  • 46,539Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 32,091Construction and extraction occupations
  • 29,080Community and social service occupations
  • 26,593Transportation occupations
  • 25,250Office and administrative support occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • INDIAN CLIFFS RANCH INC (I-10 E EXIT 49 5 MILES N in FABENS, TX; small business) : $38,848 in 12 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    Contracts for Food Services, Lease or Rental of Facilities -- Recreation Facilities (Non-Building), Lodging - Hotel/Motel by Army
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $0; 2004: $12,765; 2005: $26,083; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $23,165 with Army for Food Services. Signed on 2004-09-08. Completion date: 2004-09-20.
    $10,352 with Army for Lease or Rental of Facilities -- Recreation Facilities (Non-Building). Signed on 2005-11-07. Completion date: 2005-11-15.
    $10,339, same as above. Signed on 2005-03-30. Completion date: 2005-04-04.
    $3,949 with Army for Lodging - Hotel/Motel. Signed on 2004-08-06. Completion date: 2004-08-13.

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (100-249 employees: 1 establishment, 5-9 employees: 2 establishments, 1-4 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) (10-19: 1, 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

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 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 ORIGINATED11$107,1063$106,72717$102,15927$7,4801$139,2500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$72,3550$07$40,2366$14,4520$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$57,04010$55,77833$65,52541$20,2653$55,3608$35,246
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$89,0805$77,54411$119,7725$28,1243$29,5803$16,383
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$57,7933$61,4330$00$01$58,700
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.03 , 0105.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$65,530
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.03 , 0105.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 79838
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 79838 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 79838 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria5072.7 years
Jose4773.5 years
Jesus2870.5 years
Manuel2474.8 years
Juan2067.2 years
Francisco1972.8 years
Guadalupe1576.8 years
Manuela1576.2 years
Antonio1170.5 years
Petra1180.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 79838 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martinez3167.9 years
Rodriguez2577.0 years
Garcia2275.6 years
Hernandez2073.9 years
Perez2076.8 years
Sanchez1971.8 years
Ramirez1874.7 years
Vasquez1276.8 years
Juarez1161.2 years
Flores1073.9 years
Businesses in zip code 79838
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Church's Chicken1
Ace Hardware1Cricket Wireless2
AutoZone1McDonald's1
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