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ZIP Code 77488

Primary City:Wharton, TX (View All Cities)
County: Wharton County
Timezone: Central (10:08pm)
Area code: 979 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:29.3, -96.1
ZIP (~14 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 77488

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 77488. 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 77488. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 77488, 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:
Wharton, TX
Unacceptable:
Burr, Crescent, Dinsmore, Mackay, Magnet, Spanish Camp

Stats and Demographics for the 77488 ZIP Code

ZIP code 77488 is located in southeast Texas and covers a slightly higher than average 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 77488 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 77488 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 14,148
Population Density 65 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,220
Median Home Value $88,300
Land Area 216.98 sq mi
Water Area 2.31 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,445
Median Household Income $36,257

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male499548475528461445407362413441490480391317226157129116
Female504458498475443425456393397471531512432363269229202205
Total1,0031,0069731,0039048708637558109121,021992823680495386331321

Gender

 Male 6,885 49%
 Female 7,263 51%
Gender

Race

 White 8,488 60.0%
 Black Or African American 3,394 24.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 65 0.5%
 Asian 54 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 1,837 13.0%
 Two Or More Races 309 2.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner33299427674753604402185
Renter21945035037631117712263
Total2527497771,0501,064781524248

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,518 46%
 Single Guardian 1,183 22%
 Singles 1,530 28%
 Singles With Roommate 214 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,598 66%
 Households with Kids 1,847 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male103111113811121031021211101139510977819211111097118107
Female9612194101871089381891051027112298801099682108102
Total199232207182199211195202199218197180199179172220206179226209

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 77488 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 77488 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 77488 real estate data, the median home value of $88,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 77488. Rentals in 77488 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 77488 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 13,917 98.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 88 0.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 59 0.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 72 0.5%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 12 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,464 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,913 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,068 33%
 Households Vacant 775 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 237 30.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 0.5%
 For Sale Only 61 7.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 24 3.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 100 12.9%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 347 44.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 217 10%
 1 Bedroom 594 27%
 2 Bedroom 918 42%
 3+ Bedroom 462 21%
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 $36,257 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 77488 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 77488 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,916 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,234 20%
 No Earnings 4,258 37%
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 4,916 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,234 20%
 No Earnings 4,258 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,992 94.7%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 35 0.6%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 123 1.9%
 Worked at Home 177 2.8%
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. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,218 26.2%
 High School Graduate 2,575 55.4%
 Associate's degree 248 5.3%
 Bachelor's degree 383 8.2%
 Master's degree 168 3.6%
 Professional school degree 49 1.1%
 Doctorate degree 9 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,510 85.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 233 7.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 201 6.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 77488

ZIP Code 77488 is in the Wharton Independent School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 77488.

Wharton J H
1120 North Rusk St
Wharton, TX 77488
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Wharton Independent School District
C G Sivells Elementary
1605 Alabama Rd
Wharton, TX 77488
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wharton Independent School District
Wharton Elementary
2030 East Boling Hwy
Wharton, TX 77488
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wharton Independent School District
Wharton High School
1 Tiger Ave
Wharton, TX 77488
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Wharton Independent School District
Faith Christian Academy
5227 Fm 1301 Rd
Wharton, TX 77488
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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