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79908 Zip Code (Fort Bliss, TX) Detailed Profile




Cities: Fort Bliss, TX (7.80%), El Paso, TX (0.95%)
County: El Paso County, TX
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 6,492
Zip code population in 2010: 3,673
Zip code population in 2000: 1,384

Houses and condos: 1,048
Renter-occupied apartments: 869
% of renters here:

100%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 79908: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 19.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 333 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Males: 3,958  (61.0%)
Females: 2,532  (39.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 79908:

  • High school or higher: 98.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79908:

  • Never married: 50.0%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

Zip code 79908 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79908 (2019)
    • 2,06856.3%White
    • 72719.8%Black
    • 60316.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1293.5%Two or more races
    • 772.1%Asian
    • 330.9%American Indian
    • 270.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
    • 90.2%Some other race
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Urban population: 4,972
Rural population: 1,519

Median resident age:
This zip code:

22.0 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

4.3 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 79908, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $45,042 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$45,042
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $46,841 (reported on 91.7% of returns)
Here:

$46,841
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 65.6% for AGIs below $25k, 100.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 98.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 97.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 96.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $167 (reported on 16.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$167
Texas:

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

Ordinary dividends: $10,118 (reported on 15.3% of returns)
Here:

$10,118
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 33.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$100 (reported on 4.2% of returns)
Here:

+$100
State:

+$35,319

Total itemized deductions: $19,000 (29% of AGI, reported on 6.9% of returns)
Here:

$19,000
State:

$24,724

Here:

29.4% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI

Charity contributions: $1,867 (reported on 4.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,867
State:

$6,808

Taxes paid: $3,540 (reported on 6.9% of returns)
79908:

$3,540
State:

$6,921

Earned income credit: $2,708 (reported on 33.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,708
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 29.2%
Here:

29%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 23.8% for AGIs below $25k, 29.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 31.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79908, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $38,748 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,748
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $39,632 (reported on 97.5% of returns)
Here:

$39,632
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 87.0% for AGIs below $10k, 99.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 101.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 98.2% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $188 (reported on 30.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$188
Texas:

$2,255

Taxable dividends: $125 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
Here:

$125
State:

$4,261

Total itemized deductions: $13,526 (31% of AGI, reported on 23.9% of returns)
Here:

$13,526
State:

$19,631

Here:

31.0% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,964 (4% of AGI, reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,964
State:

$4,753

Here:

4.3% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI

Total tax: $2,558 (reported on 59.7% of returns)
79908:

$2,558
State:

$9,058

Earned income credit: $1,586 (reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,586
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 64.8%
Here:

65%
State:

57%

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$65,857
Texas:

$64,034
Fort Bliss, TX (79908) map Nearest zip codes: 79906, 79924, 79916, 79925, 79904, 79920.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

96.5%
Texas:

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

0.0%
Texas:

49.6%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 21
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 992


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 25 (25 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,190 (800 now married, 379 unmarried)


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

2.6%
Whole state:

13.6%
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.1
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 1742014 or later
  • 2872010 to 2013
  • 3362000 to 2009
  • 831990 to 1999
  • 481980 to 1989
  • 911970 to 1979
  • 01960 to 1969
  • 761950 to 1959
  • 01940 to 1949
  • 01939 or earlier

Zip code 79908 satellite photo by USGS

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fort Bliss, TX (79908)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Fort Bliss, TX (79908)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 402 bedrooms
  • 3573 bedrooms
  • 4524 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Fort Bliss, TX (79908) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Fort Bliss, TX (79908) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 1531 vehicle
  • 5702 vehicles
  • 1353 vehicles
  • 144 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 79908 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 79908 household income distribution in 2019
  • 29Less than $10,000
  • 8$20,000 to $24,999
  • 84$25,000 to $29,999
  • 64$35,000 to $39,999
  • 88$40,000 to $44,999
  • 40$45,000 to $49,999
  • 111$50,000 to $59,999
  • 224$60,000 to $74,999
  • 149$75,000 to $99,999
  • 126$100,000 to $124,999
  • 42$125,000 to $149,999
  • 33$150,000 to $199,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79908

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79908
  • 68$450 to $499
  • 7$650 to $699
  • 90$1,000 to $1,249
  • 322$1,250 to $1,499
  • 528$1,500 to $1,999
  • 12$3,500 or more
  • 33No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,585.

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

  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $200,400

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $173,259
Here:

$173,259
State:

$268,991

Townhouses or other attached units: $159,232
Here:

$159,232
State:

$268,635

In 2-unit structures: $251,982
Here:

$251,982
State:

$309,107

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $102,114
Here:

$102,114
State:

$205,835

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,870
Here:

$220,870
State:

$312,503

Mobile homes: $46,628
Here:

$46,628
State:

$94,014

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,321
Here:

$25,321
State:

$52,538
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 79908

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 596
  • One, attached: 153
  • Two: 72
  • 3 or 4: 187
  • 10 to 19: 19
  • Mobile homes: 11

Unemployment: 6.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79908

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79908
  • 61.4%2,200Drove a car alone
  • 10.6%380Carpooled
  • 0.8%27Motorcycle
  • 1.5%55Bicycle
  • 17.7%635Walked
  • 5.2%188Other means
  • 2.4%87Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79908

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79908
  • 777Less than 5 minutes
  • 8835 to 9 minutes
  • 97910 to 14 minutes
  • 57915 to 19 minutes
  • 12620 to 24 minutes
  • 3025 to 29 minutes
  • 5430 to 34 minutes
  • 435 to 39 minutes
  • 940 to 44 minutes
  • 3845 to 59 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 95.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,492
  • Male householders: 838 (0 living alone), Female householders: 167 (0 living alone)
  • 827 spouses (827 opposite-sex spouses), 0 unmarried partners, (0 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,419 children (2,252 natural, 60 adopted, 107 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,186 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 132 2-persons, 185 3-persons, 355 4-persons, 204 5-persons, 83 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons

1,983 married couples with children.
279 single-parent households (186 men, 93 women).

79.6% of residents of 79908 zip code speak English at home.
11.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (26% very well, 73% well, 1% not well).
4.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% very well, 25% well).
3.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (18% very well, 82% well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (80% well, 20% not well).

Foreign born population: 478 (7.4%)
(53.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

7.4%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 16%Germany
  • 11%Malaysia
  • 10%Bangladesh
  • 10%Honduras
  • 8%Azores Islands
  • 8%Japan
  • 6%Kazakhstan
Most common first ancestries reported in 79908
  • 18%American
  • 2%English
  • 2%Irish
  • 2%Dutch
  • 1%German
  • 1%French
  • 1%Italian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4002010 or later
  • 2312000 to 2009
  • 1251990 to 1999
  • 106Before 1990

Zip code 79908 topographic map

There are 2 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 79908.
Zip code 79908 marital status for males
Zip code 79908 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 50.1%Electricity
  • 45.5%Utility gas
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Solar energy

Population in 1990: 2,918.

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

  • This state: 1,381
  • Northeast: 530
  • Midwest: 1,013
  • South: 1,711
  • West: 1,048

16% of the 79908 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

53% of the 79908 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 11% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Fort Bliss, TX (79908)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 49
Here:

4.7%
Texas:

7.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

9.6%
Texas:

6.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 26
Here:

6.4%
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 ($)
  • 71,073Management occupations
  • 63,779Business and financial operations occupations
  • 55,348Education, training, and library occupations
  • 30,211Food preparation and serving related occupations
  • 27,951Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 25,981Sales and related occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • CYR, TRICIA (10856 CARSWELL DRIVE in EL PASO, TX) : $1,800 in 3 contracts in 2004
    $3,330 with Army for Other Social Services. Signed on 2004-04-12. Completion date: 2004-09-30.
    -$153, same as above. Signed on 2004-08-20. Completion date: 2004-09-30.
    -$1,377, same as above. Signed on 2004-08-24. Completion date: 2004-09-30.

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

  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Computer Facilities Management Services (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Computer Systems Design Services (5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Information: Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services (5-9: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Other Accounting Services (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Other Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance (1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Optometrists (1-4: 1)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 1,772 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 242 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 82 people in military barracks, etc.

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • 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
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$181,9634$145,9700$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$194,9600$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$21,995
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2005
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$114,975
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 79908
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 79908 - Value

Businesses in zip code 79908

  • Burger King: 1

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