79851 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 784
Zip code population in 2010: 641
Zip code population in 2000: 655

Houses and condos: 238
Renter-occupied apartments: 54
% of renters here:

29%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 79851: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 673.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 1 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 79851
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.3% ($586)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,510)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,556 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $545 (1.4%)

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Males: 465  (59.3%)
Females: 319  (40.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 79851:

For population 15 years and over in 79851:

Zip code 79851 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.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79851

  • Zip code 79851 races chart
    • 168White population
    • 16Black population
    • 3American Indian population
    • 8Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 3Two or more races population
    • 442Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $44,000
79851:

$44,000
Texas:

$132,000



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in 79851 zip code as of August 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 79851 to the number of sex offenders is 84 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

35.9 years
Texas median age:

34.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.2 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79851, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $25,250 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$25,250
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $25,688 (reported on 84.0% of returns)
Here:

$25,688
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 153.6% for AGIs below $10k, 82.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $548 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$548
Texas:

$2,255

Profit/loss from business: +$776 (reported on 20.1% of returns)
Here:

+$776
State:

+$11,013

Total itemized deductions: $16,250 (32% of AGI, reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

$16,250
State:

$19,631

Here:

32.0% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,500 (3% of AGI, reported on 7.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,500
State:

$4,753

Here:

2.8% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI

Total tax: $3,000 (reported on 57.0% of returns)
79851:

$3,000
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,957 (reported on 38.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,957
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 63.5%
Here:

64%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 61.5% for AGIs below $10k, 72.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 65.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$25,000
Texas:

$51,704
Sierra Blanca, TX (79851) map Nearest zip codes: 79839, 79847, 79855, 79853, 79938, 79838.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

56.5%
Texas:

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

2.7%
Texas:

5.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 32
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 154


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 19 (8 now married, 11 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 129 (62 now married, 67 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79851 with a mortgage: 22
Houses without a mortgage: 110

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $925
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S314

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

40.3%
Whole state:

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

14.8%
Whole state:

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

5.7
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.2
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  • Notable locations in zip code 79851: Faskin Ranch (A), Fredrick Ranch (B), Frost Ranch (C), Hot Wells (D), Isbell Ranch (E), Love Ranch (F), Pierce Ranch (G), Red Light Windmill (H), Reed Ranch (I), Scratch Ranch (J), Small (K), Streetcar Camp (L), Honeycutt Ranch (M), Moon Ranch (N), Baylor Ranch (O), Booth Ranch (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 112000 to 2009
  • 131990 to 1999
  • 451980 to 1989
  • 371970 to 1979
  • 301960 to 1969
  • 81950 to 1959
  • 561940 to 1949
  • 381939 or earlier

Zip code 79851 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sierra Blanca, TX (79851)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 61 bedroom
  • 582 bedrooms
  • 683 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sierra Blanca, TX (79851)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 332 bedrooms
  • 213 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Sierra Blanca, TX (79851) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 3no vehicle
  • 281 vehicle
  • 672 vehicles
  • 303 vehicles
  • 44 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Sierra Blanca, TX (79851) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 8no vehicle
  • 361 vehicle
  • 82 vehicles
  • 23 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $719.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $44,000
79851:

$44,000
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $20,700 - $67,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $54,402
Here:

$54,402
State:

$188,898

Mobile homes: $7,500
Here:

$7,500
State:

$60,009

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 5.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 95.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 588

Size of family households: 50 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 17 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 46 1-person, 5 2-persons

40 married couples with children.
68 single-parent households (8 men, 60 women).

35.4% of residents of 79851 zip code speak English at home.
63.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% very well, 9% well, 21% not well, 15% not at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 241 (30.7%)
(39.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

30.7%
Whole state:

16.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 96%Mexico
  • 2%England
  • 2%Cuba

Most common first ancestries reported in 79851 (%)

  • 82%Other groups
  • 6%Irish
  • 3%American
  • 2%German
  • 1%Scottish
  • 1%English
  • 1%European

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 92010 or later
  • 332000 to 2009
  • 761990 to 1999
  • 137Before 1990

Zip code 79851 topographic map


Zip code 79851 marital status for males
Zip code 79851 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 13.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 62%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25%Electricity
  • 9%Other fuel
  • 3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 892. Population change in the 1990s: -237 (-26.6%).

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


48% of the 79851 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

54% of the 79851 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% 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%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 79,583Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 70,179Business and financial operations occupations
  • 37,031Management occupations
  • 20,882Sales and related occupations
  • 15,625Production occupations
  • 11,000Office and administrative support 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 2010:

  • 86 people in federal detention centers

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 32 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 3
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Most common first names in zip code 79851 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James477.7 years
William478.0 years
Robert481.5 years
George374.7 years
John374.3 years
Frank281.0 years
Albert269.5 years
Refugio278.0 years
Elizabeth288.5 years
Esther263.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 79851 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ramirez1175.1 years
Mcadoo584.0 years
Love578.2 years
Baylor485.5 years
Rose462.7 years
Diaz377.6 years
Kypfer371.3 years
Gomez378.6 years
Neely379.0 years
Peace367.0 years

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