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ZIP Code 76856

Primary City:Mason, TX (View All Cities)
County: Mason County
Timezone: Central (8:38am)
Area code: 325 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.7, -99.3
ZIP (~20 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 76856

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 76856. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 76856. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 76856, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Mason, TX
Unacceptable:
Streeter

Stats and Demographics for the 76856 ZIP Code

ZIP code 76856 is located in central Texas and covers an extremely large land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 76856 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 76856 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,582
Population Density 5 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,272
Median Home Value $165,900
Land Area 711.18 sq mi
Water Area 2.86 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,564
Median Household Income $46,471

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 49Male Median Age: 48Female Median Age: 49

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1019311712570587084101115148141150133107634835
Female831051309049708584110131126142163148103717063
Total18419824721511912815516821124627428331328121013411898

Gender

 Male 1,759 49%
 Female 1,823 51%
Gender

Race

 White 3,322 92.7%
 Black Or African American 18 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 17 0.5%
 Asian 7 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 179 5.0%
 Two Or More Races 39 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner197112920729627515563
Renter2367616044512221
Total4213819026734032617784

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 844 54%
 Single Guardian 207 13%
 Singles 462 30%
 Singles With Roommate 51 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,164 74%
 Households with Kids 400 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1723262015182126132623202028302230241911
Female152316162419163016193824262318221523125
Total3246423639373756294561444651484445473116

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 76856 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 76856 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 76856 real estate data, the median home value of $165,900 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 76856 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 76856 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $200-$299/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 76856 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,579 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 3 0.1%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 463 20%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 752 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 349 15%
 Households Vacant 708 31%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 30 4.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 29 4.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 0.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 479 67.7%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 167 23.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 115 42%
 2 Bedroom 60 22%
 3+ Bedroom 100 36%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $46,471 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 76856 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 76856 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 76856 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 991 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 926 30%
 No Earnings 1,181 38%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 991 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 926 30%
 No Earnings 1,181 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,397 84%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 40 2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 65 4%
 Worked at Home 161 10%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 276 21%
 High School Graduate 557 42%
 Associate's degree 104 8%
 Bachelor's degree 259 20%
 Master's degree 97 7%
 Professional school degree 30 2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 515 81%
 Enrolled in Private School 77 12%
 Not Enrolled in School 44 7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 76856

ZIP Code 76856 is in the Mason Independent School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 76856.

Mason Elementary
911 West College Ave
Mason, TX 76856
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mason Independent School District
Mason J H
911 West College Ave
Mason, TX 76856
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Mason Independent School District
Mason High School
1105 West College Ave
Mason, TX 76856
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mason Independent School District

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