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78576 Zip Code (La Joya, TX) Detailed Profile




Cities: La Joya, TX (7.23%), Penitas, TX (6.92%), Abram, TX (0.01%)
County: Hidalgo County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 10,715
Zip code population in 2010: 8,775
Zip code population in 2000: 3,329

Houses and condos: 2,848
Renter-occupied apartments: 547
% of renters here:

21%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 78576: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 38.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 279 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 78576
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

2.0% ($1,441)
Texas:

1.7% ($3,390)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,507 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,283 (2.2%)

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Males: 4,893  (45.7%)
Females: 5,822  (54.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 78576:

  • High school or higher: 46.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 78576:

  • Never married: 48.3%
  • Now married: 36.3%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

Zip code 78576 compared to state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 78576 (2019)
    • 8,65998.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1091.2%White
    • 50.06%American Indian
    • 20.02%Two or more races
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Urban population: 4,683
Rural population: 6,031

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $72,648
78576:

$72,648
Texas:

$200,400



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in 78576 zip code as of June 13, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 78576 is 407 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

20.4 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

4.2 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 78576, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $27,524 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$27,524
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $27,640 (reported on 88.1% of returns)
Here:

$27,640
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 80.8% for AGIs below $25k, 94.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 92.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 91.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 87.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $316 (reported on 5.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$316
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $300 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
Here:

$300
State:

$9,721

Profit/loss from business: +$4,350 (reported on 33.0% of returns)
Here:

+$4,350
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $6,600 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
78576:

$6,600
Texas:

$19,511

Total itemized deductions: $23,531 (41% of AGI, reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

$23,531
State:

$24,724

Here:

41.3% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $25k, 17.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 25.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 20.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,034 (reported on 8.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,034
State:

$6,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $3,150 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
78576:

$3,150
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $3,619 (reported on 53.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,619
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.4% for AGIs below $25k, 3.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 80.6%
Here:

81%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 80.3% for AGIs below $25k, 78.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 85.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 78576, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $20,549 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$20,549
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $20,132 (reported on 87.1% of returns)
Here:

$20,132
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 68.5% for AGIs below $10k, 81.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 91.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 96.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $263 (reported on 8.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$263
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $77 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
Here:

$77
State:

$4,261

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,643 (reported on 0.7% of returns)
Here:

+$3,643
State:

+$16,110

Profit/loss from business: +$5,183 (reported on 31.2% of returns)
Here:

+$5,183
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 31.5% for AGIs below $10k, 15.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, -1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,887 (45% of AGI, reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

$19,887
State:

$19,631

Here:

45.3% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 20.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 24.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,858 (4% of AGI, reported on 8.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,858
State:

$4,753

Here:

4.0% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total tax: $1,632 (reported on 48.6% of returns)
78576:

$1,632
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $2,714 (reported on 63.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,714
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 82.3%
Here:

82%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 80.5% for AGIs below $10k, 84.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 61.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$22,199
Texas:

$64,034
La Joya, TX (78576) map Nearest zip codes: 78595, 78560, 78574, 78565, 78572, 78573.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

72.4%
Texas:

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

128.4%
Texas:

49.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 3.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,090
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,373


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 343 (106 now married, 232 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,605 (809 now married, 1,806 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 78576 with a mortgage: 921
Houses without a mortgage: 1,095

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $891
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $409

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

61.5%
Whole state:

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

32.1%
Whole state:

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

5.0
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

4.1
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  • Notable locations in zip code 78576: Edinburg Pump (A), Santa Rita Ranch (B), La Joya Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 3622014 or later
  • 1782010 to 2013
  • 1,3052000 to 2009
  • 3621990 to 1999
  • 4351980 to 1989
  • 1331970 to 1979
  • 911960 to 1969
  • 51950 to 1959
  • 91940 to 1949
  • 391939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in La Joya, TX (78576)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in La Joya, TX (78576)
  • 29no bedroom
  • 3191 bedroom
  • 2362 bedrooms
  • 9613 bedrooms
  • 4124 bedrooms
  • 415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in La Joya, TX (78576)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in La Joya, TX (78576)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1451 bedroom
  • 2872 bedrooms
  • 813 bedrooms
  • 344 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in La Joya, TX (78576) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in La Joya, TX (78576) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 170no vehicle
  • 6781 vehicle
  • 5612 vehicles
  • 5053 vehicles
  • 774 vehicles
  • 65+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in La Joya, TX (78576) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in La Joya, TX (78576) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 127no vehicle
  • 1001 vehicle
  • 2852 vehicles
  • 353 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 78576 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 78576 household income distribution in 2019
  • 517Less than $10,000
  • 238$10,000 to $14,999
  • 348$15,000 to $19,999
  • 331$20,000 to $24,999
  • 124$25,000 to $29,999
  • 99$30,000 to $34,999
  • 47$35,000 to $39,999
  • 68$40,000 to $44,999
  • 113$45,000 to $49,999
  • 155$50,000 to $59,999
  • 68$60,000 to $74,999
  • 134$75,000 to $99,999
  • 144$100,000 to $124,999
  • 46$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 78576

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 78576
  • 21Less than $10,000
  • 34$10,000 to $14,999
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 29$25,000 to $29,999
  • 391$35,000 to $39,999
  • 106$40,000 to $49,999
  • 194$50,000 to $59,999
  • 153$60,000 to $69,999
  • 74$70,000 to $79,999
  • 205$80,000 to $89,999
  • 30$90,000 to $99,999
  • 136$100,000 to $124,999
  • 9$125,000 to $149,999
  • 142$150,000 to $174,999
  • 111$175,000 to $199,999
  • 77$200,000 to $249,999
  • 16$250,000 to $299,999
  • 14$300,000 to $399,999
  • 17$400,000 to $499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 78576

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 78576
  • 14$150 to $199
  • 28$200 to $249
  • 100$300 to $349
  • 50$350 to $399
  • 36$550 to $599
  • 35$650 to $699
  • 13$700 to $749
  • 59$750 to $799
  • 177No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $557.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $103,453
  • Some other race householders: $133,800
  • Two or more races householders: $67,130
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $78,854

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $72,648
78576:

$72,648
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,287 - $116,359

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $136,591
Here:

$136,591
State:

$268,991

Townhouses or other attached units: $88,079
Here:

$88,079
State:

$268,635

In 2-unit structures: $67,958
Here:

$67,958
State:

$309,107

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $142,202
Here:

$142,202
State:

$205,835

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $163,019
Here:

$163,019
State:

$312,503

Mobile homes: $50,178
Here:

$50,178
State:

$94,014

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $41,722
Here:

$41,722
State:

$52,538
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 78576

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,059
  • Two: 38
  • 3 or 4: 67
  • 5 to 9: 39
  • Mobile homes: 606
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Unemployment: 3.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78576

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 78576
  • 88.2%2,730Drove a car alone
  • 5.8%178Carpooled
  • 6.0%185Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78576

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 78576
  • 3005 to 9 minutes
  • 37410 to 14 minutes
  • 64915 to 19 minutes
  • 18720 to 24 minutes
  • 21625 to 29 minutes
  • 59930 to 34 minutes
  • 16235 to 39 minutes
  • 7540 to 44 minutes
  • 29645 to 59 minutes
  • 4660 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 90.9%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,715
  • Male householders: 875 (151 living alone), Female householders: 1,676 (250 living alone)
  • 845 spouses (845 opposite-sex spouses), 448 unmarried partners, (377 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,556 children (5,547 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 698 grandchildren, 85 brothers or sisters, 120 parents, 0 foster children, 344 other relatives, 83 non-relatives

Size of family households: 272 2-persons, 554 3-persons, 219 4-persons, 608 5-persons, 86 6-persons, 354 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 400 1-person, 38 2-persons

1,179 married couples with children.
2,769 single-parent households (248 men, 2,521 women).

2.1% of residents of 78576 zip code speak English at home.
98.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% very well, 9% well, 7% not well, 20% not at all).

Foreign born population: 3,161 (29.5%)
(16.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

29.5%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 95%Honduras
Most common first ancestries reported in 78576
  • 1%American
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5562010 or later
  • 9702000 to 2009
  • 9771990 to 1999
  • 717Before 1990

Zip code 78576 marital status for males
Zip code 78576 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 9.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 99.4%Electricity

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

  • This state: 6,895
  • Midwest: 155
  • South: 316
  • West: 81

66% of the 78576 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 80% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

96% of the 78576 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 86% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in La Joya, TX (78576)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
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 ($)
  • 86,123Transportation occupations
  • 46,930Management occupations
  • 22,540Material moving occupations
  • 21,955Construction and extraction occupations
  • 16,502Office and administrative support occupations
  • 15,441Production occupations

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

  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Funeral Homes and Funeral Services (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (20-49: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Home Health Care Services (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Manufacturing (10-19: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (10-19: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Other Activities Related to Credit Intermediation (10-19: 1)
  • Construction: Roofing Contractors (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (5-9: 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

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

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

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$95,0685$82,2948$84,1792$29,9451$81,0401$48,370
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$85,8030$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$90,2504$78,00321$80,3708$31,1491$68,6802$22,825
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$63,8701$53,8202$87,4251$84,3900$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$70,9903$100,1631$41,4600$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0242.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$105,5401$230,550
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$102,1900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0242.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 78576
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 78576 - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 14. The highest number of reported fires - 53 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 78576 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.5%), and Structure Fires (41.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 78576
    • 10347.5%Outside Fires
    • 9041.5%Structure Fires
    • 2310.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 10.5%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 78576, Texas

Most common first names in zip code 78576 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Maria1970.1 years
Jose874.4 years
Guadalupe576.8 years
Jesus569.8 years
Francisco478.2 years
Juan487.5 years
Domingo372.7 years
Alberto373.3 years
Carlos387.3 years
Alicia366.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 78576 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Garza1875.8 years
Zamora1671.0 years
Garcia1370.1 years
Ramirez1175.1 years
Gonzalez1075.2 years
Ochoa1077.2 years
Cardenas875.7 years
Cedillo675.0 years
Martinez661.9 years
Perez676.5 years
Businesses in zip code 78576
NameCountNameCount
Cricket Wireless3McDonald's1
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx1Walmart1
IHOP1
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