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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 2019: 6,238
Zip code population in 2010: 8,699
Zip code population in 2000: 8,408

Houses and condos: 2,203
Renter-occupied apartments: 593
% of renters here:

31%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 79838: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 29.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 212 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 79838
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.2% ($797)
Texas:

1.7% ($3,390)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $979 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $767 (1.2%)

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Males: 2,961  (47.5%)
Females: 3,277  (52.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 79838:

  • High school or higher: 50.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79838:

  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79838 (2019)
    • 8,30995.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3604.1%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: 5,783
Rural population: 454

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $68,003
79838:

$68,003
Texas:

$200,400



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 22 registered sex offenders living in 79838 zip code as of January 25, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 79838 is 348 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

36.0 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.2 people
Texas:

2.8 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 2019:
This zip code:

$31,139
Texas:

$64,034
Fabens, TX (79838) map Nearest zip codes: 79836, 79849, 79853, 79928, 79927, 79907.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

45.8%
Texas:

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

4.7%
Texas:

49.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 701
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,182


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 163 (46 now married, 114 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,190 (531 now married, 657 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79838 with a mortgage: 272
Houses without a mortgage: 1,094

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $923
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $294

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

30.3%
Whole state:

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

18.7%
Whole state:

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

5.1
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 192014 or later
  • 442010 to 2013
  • 1772000 to 2009
  • 4301990 to 1999
  • 6531980 to 1989
  • 4921970 to 1979
  • 661960 to 1969
  • 1441950 to 1959
  • 311940 to 1949
  • 1191939 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)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 331 bedroom
  • 2022 bedrooms
  • 8743 bedrooms
  • 1974 bedrooms
  • 355+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fabens, TX (79838)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fabens, TX (79838)
  • 23no bedroom
  • 971 bedroom
  • 2142 bedrooms
  • 2193 bedrooms
  • 254 bedrooms
  • 125+ 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
  • 115no vehicle
  • 3711 vehicle
  • 5042 vehicles
  • 2353 vehicles
  • 794 vehicles
  • 385+ 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
  • 163no vehicle
  • 2731 vehicle
  • 1062 vehicles
  • 523 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 79838 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 79838 household income distribution in 2019
  • 300Less than $10,000
  • 164$10,000 to $14,999
  • 132$15,000 to $19,999
  • 122$20,000 to $24,999
  • 196$25,000 to $29,999
  • 141$30,000 to $34,999
  • 103$35,000 to $39,999
  • 68$40,000 to $44,999
  • 76$45,000 to $49,999
  • 170$50,000 to $59,999
  • 173$60,000 to $74,999
  • 150$75,000 to $99,999
  • 39$100,000 to $124,999
  • 27$125,000 to $149,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79838

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79838
  • 55Less than $10,000
  • 45$10,000 to $14,999
  • 45$15,000 to $19,999
  • 22$25,000 to $29,999
  • 61$30,000 to $34,999
  • 35$35,000 to $39,999
  • 137$40,000 to $49,999
  • 156$50,000 to $59,999
  • 196$60,000 to $69,999
  • 73$70,000 to $79,999
  • 103$80,000 to $89,999
  • 72$90,000 to $99,999
  • 72$100,000 to $124,999
  • 22$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3$150,000 to $174,999
  • 35$175,000 to $199,999
  • 10$200,000 to $249,999
  • 21$250,000 to $299,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79838

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79838
  • 20Less than $100
  • 13$100 to $149
  • 61$150 to $199
  • 7$200 to $249
  • 15$250 to $299
  • 40$300 to $349
  • 19$350 to $399
  • 74$400 to $449
  • 54$450 to $499
  • 13$500 to $549
  • 24$600 to $649
  • 51$650 to $699
  • 18$800 to $899
  • 145No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $556.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $136,535
  • Some other race householders: $70,822
  • Two or more races householders: $42,458
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $73,288

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $68,003
79838:

$68,003
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,875 - $90,205

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $146,098
Here:

$146,098
State:

$268,991

Mobile homes: $34,788
Here:

$34,788
State:

$94,014
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 79838

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,233
  • One, attached: 21
  • Two: 34
  • 3 or 4: 121
  • 5 to 9: 44
  • 20 to 49: 9
  • 50 or more: 17
  • Mobile homes: 700

Unemployment: 6.6%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79838

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79838
  • 72.2%1,548Drove a car alone
  • 8.2%175Carpooled
  • 2.5%54Walked
  • 12.0%258Other means
  • 6.0%128Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79838

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79838
  • 158Less than 5 minutes
  • 4385 to 9 minutes
  • 24110 to 14 minutes
  • 18515 to 19 minutes
  • 19920 to 24 minutes
  • 11025 to 29 minutes
  • 37030 to 34 minutes
  • 3135 to 39 minutes
  • 5140 to 44 minutes
  • 13245 to 59 minutes
  • 5160 to 89 minutes
  • 4590 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 91.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,238
  • Male householders: 784 (235 living alone), Female householders: 1,153 (210 living alone)
  • 887 spouses (887 opposite-sex spouses), 136 unmarried partners, (120 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,315 children (2,169 natural, 17 adopted, 128 stepchildren), 394 grandchildren, 57 brothers or sisters, 118 parents, 0 foster children, 370 other relatives, 19 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 9 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 491 2-persons, 322 3-persons, 299 4-persons, 154 5-persons, 60 6-persons, 78 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 444 1-person, 73 2-persons, 6 3-persons

834 married couples with children.
494 single-parent households (29 men, 465 women).

12.0% of residents of 79838 zip code speak English at home.
86.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (22% very well, 43% well, 16% not well, 19% not at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% very well, 50% well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 2,294 (36.8%)
(42.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

36.8%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 93%Honduras
  • 1%Malaysia
  • 1%Sweden
  • 1%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 0%Nepal
  • 0%Bolivia
Most common first ancestries reported in 79838
  • 0%Danish
  • 0%English
  • 0%French
  • 0%Italian
  • 0%American
  • 0%Brazilian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2972010 or later
  • 3942000 to 2009
  • 3501990 to 1999
  • 1,296Before 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: 6.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 80.3%Utility gas
  • 10.5%Electricity
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

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

  • This state: 3,394
  • Northeast: 1
  • Midwest: 16
  • South: 107
  • West: 340

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.

95% of the 79838 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 89% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 0% moved from different county within same state.
   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): 16
Here:

2.1%
Texas:

7.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

2.4%
Texas:

6.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28
Here:

14.6%
Texas:

14.3%
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 ($)
  • 47,039Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 43,254Construction and extraction occupations
  • 37,726Transportation occupations
  • 30,319Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 29,731Office and administrative support occupations
  • 28,541Material moving 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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 30. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 61 took place in 2017, and the least - 2 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 79838 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (41.9%), and Structure Fires (30.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 79838
    • 21741.9%Outside Fires
    • 15830.5%Structure Fires
    • 8716.8%Other
    • 5610.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 79838, Texas

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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