79843 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Marfa, TX (0.11%)
County: Presidio County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 2,516
Zip code population in 2010: 2,503
Zip code population in 2000: 2,670

Houses and condos: 1,533
Renter-occupied apartments: 256
% of renters here:

27%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 79843: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: -829.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population density: -3.034 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 79843
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.3% ($1,127)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,510)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,556 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $944 (1.0%)

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Males: 1,367  (54.3%)
Females: 1,149  (45.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 79843:

For population 15 years and over in 79843:

Zip code 79843 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above 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 above state average.
  • Races in zip code 79843

  • Zip code 79843 races chart
    • 802White population
    • 10Black population
    • 5American Indian population
    • 1Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 2Some other race population
    • 23Two or more races population
    • 1,660Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $89,100
79843:

$89,100
Texas:

$132,000



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 79843 zip code as of May 24, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 79843 to the number of sex offenders is 652 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:

43.8 years
Texas median age:

34.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 79843, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $55,164 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$55,164
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $31,394 (reported on 83.6% of returns)
Here:

$31,394
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 80.6% for AGIs below $25k, 80.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 65.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,060 (reported on 21.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,060
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $8,485 (reported on 11.2% of returns)
Here:

$8,485
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$15,527 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

+$15,527
State:

+$35,319
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,742 (reported on 22.4% of returns)
Here:

+$7,742
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.3% for AGIs below $25k, 3.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $5,760 (reported on 4.3% of returns)
79843:

$5,760
Texas:

$19,511

Total itemized deductions: $22,483 (19% of AGI, reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

$22,483
State:

$24,724

Here:

19.3% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,856 (reported on 7.8% of returns)
Here:

$5,856
State:

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

Taxes paid: $4,967 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
79843:

$4,967
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,133 (reported on 25.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,133
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 63.8%
Here:

64%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 61.8% for AGIs below $25k, 62.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 71.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79843, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $34,535 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$34,535
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $26,965 (reported on 81.9% of returns)
Here:

$26,965
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 170.4% for AGIs below $10k, 82.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 76.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 67.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 29.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,164 (reported on 28.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,164
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $4,669 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

$4,669
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$31,458 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

+$31,458
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 35.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,412 (reported on 19.5% of returns)
Here:

+$2,412
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.7% for AGIs below $10k, 4.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, -1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,043 (reported on 2.1% of returns)
79843:

$3,043
Texas:

$3,120

Total itemized deductions: $17,817 (24% of AGI, reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

$17,817
State:

$19,631

Here:

23.7% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,242 (3% of AGI, reported on 8.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,242
State:

$4,753

Here:

2.8% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $6,026 (reported on 63.8% of returns)
79843:

$6,026
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 20.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,864 (reported on 28.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,864
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 66.7%
Here:

67%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 65.4% for AGIs below $10k, 72.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 63.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 57.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 69.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$45,245
Texas:

$51,704
Marfa, TX (79843) map Nearest zip codes: 79734, 79845, 79831, 79854, 79718, 79780.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

42.0%
Texas:

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

6.1%
Texas:

5.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 141
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 804


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 32 (30 now married, 2 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 415 (170 now married, 245 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79843 with a mortgage: 202
Houses without a mortgage: 487

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,025
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S356

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

10.1%
Whole state:

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

3.2%
Whole state:

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

5.6
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.2
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 79843: Marfa Municipal Golf Course (A), Allison Ranch (B), Benavides Ranch (C), Big Shanon Windmill (D), Brite Ranch (E), Clenega Windmill (F), La Morita Historic District (G), Shafter Historic Mining District (H), Fortin de la Cienega (I), El Fortin del Cibolo Historic District (J), High Lonesome Windmill (K), Little Shannon Windmill (L), Long Hollow Windmill (M), Nopal Ranch (N), Ocotillo Siding (O), Paisano (P), Split Peak Windmill (Q), Vizcaino Ranch (R), Wood Ranch (S), Agua Chano Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: W-Bar Tank (A), Sunny Glen Tank (B), San Estaban Lake (C), Red Tank (D), Presa Viruelas (E), Presa Rincon (F), Presa Llorona (G), Perdis Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Oak Creek (A), Matonoso Creek (B), South Fork Alamito Creek (C), Savcito Creek (D), Indian Creek (E), Sauceda Creek (F), Oso Creek (G), North Fork Alamito Creek (H), Morita Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 79843: Coffield Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 192010 or later
  • 582000 to 2009
  • 831990 to 1999
  • 2021980 to 1989
  • 1271970 to 1979
  • 1051960 to 1969
  • 851950 to 1959
  • 2601940 to 1949
  • 5941939 or earlier

Zip code 79843 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Marfa, TX (79843)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 311 bedroom
  • 1642 bedrooms
  • 3053 bedrooms
  • 1764 bedrooms
  • 135+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Marfa, TX (79843)

  • 15no bedroom
  • 1671 bedroom
  • 272 bedrooms
  • 163 bedrooms
  • 14 bedrooms
  • 305+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Marfa, TX (79843) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 24no vehicle
  • 1531 vehicle
  • 2792 vehicles
  • 1323 vehicles
  • 534 vehicles
  • 485+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Marfa, TX (79843) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 102no vehicle
  • 1031 vehicle
  • 362 vehicles
  • 153 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $275.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $127,442.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $89,100
79843:

$89,100
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,100 - $171,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $95,431
Here:

$95,431
State:

$188,898

Townhouses or other attached units: $193,272
Here:

$193,272
State:

$180,420

Mobile homes: $28,873
Here:

$28,873
State:

$60,009

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 6.6%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 81.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,472

Size of family households: 474 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 51 4-persons, 33 5-persons, 32 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 274 1-person, 58 2-persons

238 married couples with children.
135 single-parent households (16 men, 119 women).

27.9% of residents of 79843 zip code speak English at home.
70.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% very well, 3% well, 14% not well, 1% not at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 317 (12.6%)
(46.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

12.6%
Whole state:

16.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 94%Mexico
  • 4%Germany
  • 1%Netherlands

Most common first ancestries reported in 79843 (%)

  • 66%Other groups
  • 9%American
  • 8%German
  • 5%English
  • 3%Italian
  • 2%Irish
  • 2%British

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 372010 or later
  • 632000 to 2009
  • 691990 to 1999
  • 173Before 1990

Zip code 79843 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 79843 marital status for males
Zip code 79843 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 59%Utility gas
  • 32%Electricity
  • 8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1%Wood

Population in 1990: 3,155. Population change in the 1990s: -485 (-15.4%).

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


60% of the 79843 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

88% of the 79843 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, 48% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% 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):
Here:

0.0%
Texas:

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

0.0%
Texas:

6.4%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

17.3%
Texas:

14.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 112,708Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 52,619Education, training, and library occupations
  • 39,271Management occupations
  • 36,406Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations
  • 36,000Business and financial operations occupations
  • 35,263Construction and extraction occupations

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 2000:

  • 89 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 79843 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria2382.5 years
Juan1778.3 years
Jose1778.9 years
Mary1585.8 years
John1574.9 years
Jesus1580.2 years
William1477.7 years
Robert1178.6 years
James1173.3 years
Manuel1174.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 79843 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lujan2278.0 years
Hernandez1874.4 years
Vasquez1882.8 years
Nunez1580.3 years
Gonzales1470.5 years
Garcia1180.7 years
Martinez1076.7 years
Mediano969.7 years
Sanchez978.0 years
Tarango878.5 years
Businesses in zip code 79843
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Lane Furniture1
FedEx2U-Haul1

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