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79855 Zip Code (Van Horn, TX) 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 2019: 2,130
Zip code population in 2010: 2,336
Zip code population in 2000: 2,847

Houses and condos: 979
Renter-occupied apartments: 176
% of renters here:

31%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 79855: 77.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 1821.9 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 79855
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.5% ($1,030)
Texas:

1.7% ($3,390)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,458 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $800 (1.3%)

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Males: 1,178  (55.3%)
Females: 952  (44.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 79855:

  • High school or higher: 65.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79855:

  • Never married: 44.0%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

Zip code 79855 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79855 (2019)
    • 1,79676.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 47520.3%White
    • 220.9%Asian
    • 220.9%Two or more races
    • 130.6%American Indian
    • 80.3%Black
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $68,446
79855:

$68,446
Texas:

$200,400



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in 79855 zip code as of January 24, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 79855 is 572 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.4 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.7 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 2019:
This zip code:

$37,448
Texas:

$64,034
Van Horn, TX (79855) map Nearest zip codes: 79854, 79851, 79785, 79734, 79847, 79718.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

44.3%
Texas:

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

6.9%
Texas:

49.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 73
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 491


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 17 (3 now married, 13 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 387 (173 now married, 213 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79855 with a mortgage: 62
Houses without a mortgage: 335

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,293
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $342

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

28.6%
Whole state:

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

23.3%
Whole state:

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

5.5
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1
  • 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
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 232010 to 2013
  • 642000 to 2009
  • 521990 to 1999
  • 1761980 to 1989
  • 1331970 to 1979
  • 2451960 to 1969
  • 1501950 to 1959
  • 351940 to 1949
  • 831939 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)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Van Horn, TX (79855)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 111 bedroom
  • 522 bedrooms
  • 2733 bedrooms
  • 514 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Horn, TX (79855)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Van Horn, TX (79855)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 311 bedroom
  • 542 bedrooms
  • 803 bedrooms
  • 104 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Van Horn, TX (79855) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Van Horn, TX (79855) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 19no vehicle
  • 951 vehicle
  • 1762 vehicles
  • 573 vehicles
  • 434 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Van Horn, TX (79855) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Van Horn, TX (79855) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 25no vehicle
  • 761 vehicle
  • 502 vehicles
  • 163 vehicles
  • 114 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 79855 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 79855 household income distribution in 2019
  • 38Less than $10,000
  • 39$10,000 to $14,999
  • 65$15,000 to $19,999
  • 44$20,000 to $24,999
  • 63$25,000 to $29,999
  • 4$30,000 to $34,999
  • 43$35,000 to $39,999
  • 24$40,000 to $44,999
  • 7$45,000 to $49,999
  • 56$50,000 to $59,999
  • 38$60,000 to $74,999
  • 55$75,000 to $99,999
  • 58$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5$125,000 to $149,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79855

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79855
  • 23Less than $10,000
  • 56$20,000 to $24,999
  • 11$30,000 to $34,999
  • 35$40,000 to $49,999
  • 39$50,000 to $59,999
  • 34$60,000 to $69,999
  • 22$70,000 to $79,999
  • 10$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1$90,000 to $99,999
  • 39$100,000 to $124,999
  • 15$125,000 to $149,999
  • 11$150,000 to $174,999
  • 12$175,000 to $199,999
  • 15$200,000 to $249,999
  • 17$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79855

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79855
  • 3Less than $100
  • 11$150 to $199
  • 39$250 to $299
  • 4$300 to $349
  • 16$350 to $399
  • 11$400 to $449
  • 12$450 to $499
  • 4$800 to $899
  • 9$1,000 to $1,249
  • 53No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $459.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $827,117.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $106,810
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $25,503
  • Asian householders: $185,283
  • Some other race householders: $62,342
  • Two or more races householders: $81,742
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $59,726

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $68,446
79855:

$68,446
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,681 - $120,523

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $131,293
Here:

$131,293
State:

$268,991

Mobile homes: $45,839
Here:

$45,839
State:

$94,014
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 79855

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 721
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 42
  • 10 to 19: 9
  • Mobile homes: 180
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Unemployment: 7.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79855

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79855
  • 85.8%845Drove a car alone
  • 1.5%15Walked
  • 9.2%91Other means
  • 3.9%38Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79855

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79855
  • 146Less than 5 minutes
  • 4125 to 9 minutes
  • 10410 to 14 minutes
  • 16215 to 19 minutes
  • 6630 to 34 minutes
  • 735 to 39 minutes
  • 940 to 44 minutes
  • 2060 to 89 minutes
  • 1590 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 96.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,130
  • Male householders: 247 (73 living alone), Female householders: 319 (90 living alone)
  • 248 spouses (248 opposite-sex spouses), 42 unmarried partners, (42 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 909 children (899 natural, 0 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 248 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 64 parents, 0 foster children, 26 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 31 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 186 2-persons, 98 3-persons, 58 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 31 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 163 1-person

122 married couples with children.
289 single-parent households (25 men, 264 women).

35.9% of residents of 79855 zip code speak English at home.
64.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% very well, 45% well, 5% not well, 5% not at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% not well).

Foreign born population: 309 (14.5%)
(64.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

14.5%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 91%Honduras
  • 4%Thailand
Most common first ancestries reported in 79855
  • 4%American
  • 1%Scottish
  • 0%German
  • 0%Swedish
  • 0%Irish
  • 0%Welsh
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 82010 or later
  • 252000 to 2009
  • 281990 to 1999
  • 247Before 1990

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

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 25.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 21.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 34.7%Electricity
  • 11.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Wood

Population in 1990: 3,090.

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

  • This state: 1,420
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 24
  • South: 194
  • West: 166

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.

90% of the 79855 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Van Horn, TX (79855)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

2.8%
Texas:

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

0.0%
Texas:

6.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
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 ($)
  • 42,877Production occupations
  • 33,754Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
  • 22,886Office and administrative support occupations
  • 21,656Education, training, and library occupations
  • 17,579Healthcare support occupations
  • 17,487Sales and related occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • D J COLLINS INC (1700 WEST BROADWAY in VAN HORN, TX; small business)
    $12,108 with Army for Fueling and Other Petroleum Services - Excluding Storage. Signed on 2002-04-18. Completion date: 2002-04-16.
  • VAN HORN, CITY OF (1801 WEST BROADWAY STE 102 in VAN HORN, TX) : $2,931 in 3 contracts in 2002
    $1,994 with Army for Water Services. Signed on 2002-07-30. Completion date: 2002-04-30.
    $875, same as above. Signed on 2002-05-09. Completion date: 2002-04-30.
    $62, same as above. Signed on 2002-09-30. Completion date: 2002-04-30.
  • WEST TEXAS AVIATION (CULBERSON COUNTY AIRPORT in VAN HORN, TX; small business) : $0 in 3 contracts in 2004
    $223,811 with Defense Logistics Agency for Liquid Propellants and Fuels, Petroleum Base. Signed on 2004-03-25. Completion date: 2007-03-31.
    $0, same as above. Signed on 2004-11-30. Completion date: 2004-11-30.
    -$223,811, same as above. Signed on 2004-11-30. Completion date: 2004-11-30.

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (10-19 employees: 6 establishments, 5-9 employees: 2 establishments, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 1, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 4, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (20-49: 1)
  • Mining: All Other Nonmetallic Mineral Mining (10-19: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (10-19: 1)
  • Mining: Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations (10-19: 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

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 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 10
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • 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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