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City: Marfa, TX (0.11%)
County: Presidio County, TX

Estimated zip code population in 2011: 2,777
Zip code population in 2010: 2,503
Zip code population in 2000: 2,670




Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 79843

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Houses and condos: 1,647
Renter-occupied apartments: 272
% of renters here:

25%
State:

37%

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in zip code 79843: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: -829.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population density: -3.349 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

1.3% ($1,047)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,455)

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,665 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $811 (1.1%)

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Males: 1,437  (51.7%)
Females: 1,340  (48.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 79843:

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 0.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79843:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

Zip code 79843 compared to state average:

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

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2011: $82,900
79843:

$82,900
Texas:

$127,700



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 79843 zip code as of August 30, 2014.
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 smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

45.9 years
Texas median age:

33.7 years

Average household size:
This zip code:

2.4 people
Texas:

2.8 people

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 2011:
This zip code:

$38,807
Texas:

$49,392

Marfa, TX (79843) map

Nearest zip codes: 79734, 79845, 79831, 79854, 79718, 79780.

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

39.4%
Texas:

56.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

8.4%
Texas:

5.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 111
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 988


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 8 (5 now married, 3 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 453 (184 now married, 269 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79843 with a mortgage: 467 (71 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 646

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,035
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $316

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

9.5%
Whole state:

18.5%

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

5.3%
Whole state:

10.8%

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.5
State:

4.1


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

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

  • 2005 or later: 24
  • 2000 to 2004: 68
  • 1990 to 1999: 107
  • 1980 to 1989: 271
  • 1970 to 1979: 143
  • 1960 to 1969: 156
  • 1950 to 1959: 133
  • 1940 to 1949: 233
  • 1939 or earlier: 512


Zip code 79843 satellite photo by USGS

Bedrooms in houses/apartments in 79843
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 177
  • 3 bedrooms: 432
  • 4 bedrooms: 130
  • 5+ bedrooms: 30
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 146
  • 2 bedrooms: 71
  • 3 bedrooms: 23
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5+ bedrooms: 23
Cars and other vehicles available in 79843 in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 217
  • 2 vehicles: 300
  • 3 vehicles: 139
  • 4 vehicles: 74
  • 5+ vehicles: 54
  • no vehicle: 43
  • 1 vehicle: 179
  • 2 vehicles: 39
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0


Estimated household income distribution in 2009:

Zip code 79843 household income distribution in 2009

Zip code 79843 house/condo values in 2011

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2011 in zip code 79843:

  • $10,000 to $14,999: 29
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 41
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 9
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 70
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 29
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 53
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 7
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 105
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 43
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 95
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 16
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 37
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 13
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 71
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 25
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 43
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 69
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 39
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 26
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 7

 



79843 rent paid by renters

Rent paid by renters in 2011 in zip code 79843:

  • Less than $100: 37
  • $100 to $149: 65
  • $150 to $199: 20
  • $200 to $249: 27
  • $250 to $299: 9
  • $300 to $349: 19
  • $350 to $399: 18
  • $550 to $599: 21
  • $600 to $649: 5
  • $700 to $749: 16
  • No cash rent: 35
 


Median gross rent in 2011: $281.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2011: $101,308.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2011 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $127,151
  • Some other race householders: $66,474
  • Two or more races householders: $37,102
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $72,078

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $82,900
79843:

$82,900
Texas:

$127,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,400 - $177,300

Mean price in 2011:

Detached houses: $151,826
Here:

$151,826
State:

$180,018

Townhouses or other attached units: $207,102
Here:

$207,102
State:

$168,597

Mobile homes: $48,440
Here:

$48,440
State:

$61,883

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,216
  • One, attached: 66
  • Two: 68
  • 3 or 4: 64
  • 5 to 9: 33
  • 10 to 19: 11
  • 20 to 49: 11
  • Mobile homes: 178

Unemployment: 4.2%
79843 zip code mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 902 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 150 (12%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (2%)
  • Walked: 48 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 121 (10%)
 

79843 zip code travel time to work (commute)

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 357
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 225
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 227
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 48
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 11
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 23
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 146
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 10
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 0
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 18
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 0
  • 90 or more minutes: 60
 

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 81.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,686
  • In family households: 2,061 (292 male householders, 320 female householders)
    439 spouses, 804 children (751 natural, 12 adopted, 43 stepchildren), 82 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 45 parents, 70 other relatives, 9 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 625 (250 male householders (184 living alone)), 237 female householders (200 living alone)), 138 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 91 (94 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 441 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 73 4-persons, 40 5-persons, 32 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 384 1-person, 103 2-persons

322 married couples with children.
81 single-parent households (17 men, 64 women).

33.8% of residents of 79843 zip code speak English at home.
64.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% very well, 3% well, 12% not well, 1% not at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 256 (9.2%)
(10.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

9.2%
Whole state:

16.4%

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

  • Mexico (84%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Scotland (5%)
  • Pakistan (3%)
  • Netherlands (2%)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2000 or later: 64
  • 1990 to 1999: 121
  • 1980 to 1989: 64
  • Before 1980: 37

Races in zip code 79843:

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

Most common first ancestries reported in 79843 (%):



  • Other groups (64%)
  • German (8%)
  • American (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Scottish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)


Zip code 79843 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • AEP TEXAS NORTH COMPANY (101 PLATEAU ST in MARFA, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION.
    Alternative names: MARFA SERVICE CENTER


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


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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

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

  • This state: 2,008
  • Northeast: 84
  • Midwest: 108
  • South: 70
  • West: 221

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.

86% of the 79843 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% 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:

6.1%

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

0.0%
Texas:

5.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

20.0%
Texas:

15.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Class of Workers (%)


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

  • Health technologists and technicians: 102,969
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations: 59,091
  • Management occupations: 53,250
  • Education, training, and library occupations: 46,129
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations: 36,810
  • Construction and extraction occupations: 32,917

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • MIKES PLACE (120 E EL PASO in MARFA, TX; small business) : $50,376 in 3 contracts in 2002
    $48,320 with Army for Food Services. Signed on 2002-10-15. Completion date: 2002-11-04.
    $1,533, same as above. Signed on 2002-11-25. Completion date: 2002-11-04.
    $523, same as above. Signed on 2002-12-04. Completion date: 2002-11-04.
  • SOUTHWEST TEXAS MUNICIPAL GAS (130 E TEXAS in MARFA, TX) : $6,625 in 12 contracts from 2001 to 2003
    Contracts for Gas Services by Public Buildings Service
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $588; 2002: $0; 2003: $6,037; 2004: $0; 2005: $0; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $1,685 with Public Buildings Service for Gas Services. Signed on 2003-02-15. Completion date: 2003-02-15.
    $1,503, same as above. Signed on 2003-01-15. Completion date: 2003-01-15.
    $1,360, same as above. Signed on 2003-03-15. Completion date: 2003-03-15.
    $719, same as above. Signed on 2003-04-15. Completion date: 2003-04-15.

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

  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Grantmaking Foundations (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19: 2, 1-4: 1)
  • Utilities: Electric Power Distribution (10-19: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Museums (10-19: 1, 5-9: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (5-9: 2, 1-4: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Other Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers (10-19: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (10-19: 1)

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 (Noninst.)




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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