79855 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Van Horn, TX (0.15%)
Counties: Culberson County, TX (74.30%), Hudspeth County, TX (16.48%), Jeff Davis County, TX (9.23%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 2,338
Zip code population in 2010: 2,336
Zip code population in 2000: 2,847

Houses and condos: 1,095
Renter-occupied apartments: 297
% of renters here:

36%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 79855: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: -829.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: -2.820 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.6% ($748)
Texas:

1.9% ($2,510)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,109 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $452 (1.6%)

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Males: 1,126  (48.2%)
Females: 1,212  (51.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 79855:

For population 15 years and over in 79855:

Zip code 79855 compared to 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79855

  • Zip code 79855 races chart
    • 475White population
    • 8Black population
    • 13American Indian population
    • 22Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 22Two or more races population
    • 1,796Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $46,600
79855:

$46,600
Texas:

$132,000



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 79855 zip code as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 79855 to the number of sex offenders is 504 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:

37.0 years
Texas median age:

34.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79855, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $22,000 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$22,000
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $21,095 (reported on 90.4% of returns)
Here:

$21,095
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 147.7% for AGIs below $10k, 94.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 90.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 89.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 30.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $909 (reported on 16.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$909
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,750 (reported on 4.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,750
State:

$4,261

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,756 (reported on 4.1% of returns)
Here:

+$3,756
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.3% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from business: +$324 (reported on 20.1% of returns)
Here:

+$324
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.1% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, -1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,632 (27% of AGI, reported on 6.3% of returns)
Here:

$15,632
State:

$19,631

Here:

27.3% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $2,868 (5% of AGI, reported on 4.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,868
State:

$4,753

Here:

5.1% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI

Total tax: $2,955 (reported on 51.1% of returns)
79855:

$2,955
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 21.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $2,267 (reported on 45.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,267
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 80.2%
Here:

80%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 75.9% for AGIs below $10k, 84.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 92.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$36,779
Texas:

$51,704
Van Horn, TX (79855) map Nearest zip codes: 79854, 79851, 79785, 79734, 79847, 79718.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

51.3%
Texas:

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

3.5%
Texas:

5.5%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 229
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 599


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 17 (6 now married, 11 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 525 (269 now married, 256 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79855 with a mortgage: 222
Houses without a mortgage: 309

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $871
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S262

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

25.5%
Whole state:

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

13.1%
Whole state:

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

5.3
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 79855: Carrizo Spring Windmill (A), Center Windmill (B), Corn Ranch (C), Crow Windmill (D), Dagger Windmill (E), Dallas Windmill (F), Deep Well Windmill (G), Digger Windmill (H), Durrill Camp (I), Eagle Mountain Ranch (J), Espy Ranch (K), Farmer Ranch (L), Farrell Windmill (M), Figure Two Ranch (N), Foster Ranch (O), Foster Windmill (P), Gardner Camp (Q), Garren Ranch (R), Gentry Ranch (S), Harper Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 79855: First Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Goat Shed Waterhole (A), Tank Number One (B), Tank Number Three (C), Powder Bluff Tank (D), Sink Hole Tank (E), Threemile Tank (F), Point Tank (G), Tidwell Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creeks: Sacaton Creek (A), Sulphur Creek (B), Hackberry Creek (C), Carrizo Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 79855 include: Sierra Diablo Wildlife Management Area (1), Rivas Park (2), Toolen Field (3), Eagle Field (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 852000 to 2009
  • 881990 to 1999
  • 1141980 to 1989
  • 1761970 to 1979
  • 2831960 to 1969
  • 1971950 to 1959
  • 1001940 to 1949
  • 521939 or earlier

Zip code 79855 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Van Horn, TX (79855)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 61 bedroom
  • 1372 bedrooms
  • 2833 bedrooms
  • 1024 bedrooms
  • 35+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Horn, TX (79855)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 681 bedroom
  • 592 bedrooms
  • 1453 bedrooms
  • 254 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Van Horn, TX (79855) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 52no vehicle
  • 1721 vehicle
  • 1612 vehicles
  • 973 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 255+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Van Horn, TX (79855) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 50no vehicle
  • 1471 vehicle
  • 1002 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $499.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $46,600
79855:

$46,600
Texas:

$132,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $23,800 - $82,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $65,950
Here:

$65,950
State:

$188,898

Mobile homes: $33,056
Here:

$33,056
State:

$60,009

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 12.0%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 90.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,298

Size of family households: 259 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 115 4-persons, 38 5-persons, 54 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 244 1-person, 15 2-persons

535 married couples with children.
79 single-parent households (18 men, 61 women).

35.5% of residents of 79855 zip code speak English at home.
64.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% very well, 6% well, 8% not well, 5% not at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 298 (12.7%)
(48.7% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

12.7%
Whole state:

16.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 99%Mexico
  • 1%Oceania, n.e.c.

Most common first ancestries reported in 79855 (%)

  • 74%Other groups
  • 15%American
  • 4%German
  • 2%Irish
  • 1%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%English
  • 1%Swedish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 482000 to 2009
  • 471990 to 1999
  • 244Before 1990

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 79855:

All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 79855

Zip code 79855 marital status for males
Zip code 79855 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 10.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 60%Utility gas
  • 20%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17%Electricity
  • 1%No fuel used
  • 1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 3,090. Population change in the 1990s: -243 (-7.9%).

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


68% of the 79855 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

91% of the 79855 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 67% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 25% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% 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: 6
Here:

20.0%
Texas:

14.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 70,078Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 53,047Production occupations
  • 46,696Education, training, and library occupations
  • 46,019Management occupations
  • 28,750Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 27,176Construction 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 2010:

  • 10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • 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: 1
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 79855 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Jose1281.7 years
John1177.3 years
William1075.8 years
Robert968.2 years
Jesus868.7 years
Manuel878.6 years
George673.4 years
Jack668.7 years
Maria672.1 years
James668.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 79855 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Tarango1175.9 years
Sanchez1066.4 years
Gomez969.6 years
Carrillo776.7 years
Valdez781.0 years
Carrasco774.7 years
Baeza664.0 years
Smith675.3 years
Mendez660.9 years
Williams685.5 years
Businesses in zip code 79855
NameCountNameCount
Days Inn1Ramada1
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Knights Inn1Wendy's1

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