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ZIP Code 77979

Primary City:Port Lavaca, TX (View All Cities)
County: Calhoun County
Timezone: Central (5:15pm)
Area code: 361 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:28.6, -96.7
ZIP (~19 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 77979

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 77979. 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 77979. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 77979, 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:
Port Lavaca, TX
Acceptable:
Long Mott
Unacceptable:
Clarks, Green Lake, Indianola, Kamey, Magnolia Beach, Olivia, Port Alto, Weedhaven

Stats and Demographics for the 77979 ZIP Code

ZIP code 77979 is located in southeast Texas and covers a 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 77979 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 77979 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 17,144
Population Density 50 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,643
Median Home Value $97,400
Land Area 340.97 sq mi
Water Area 131.99 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,066
Median Household Income $46,296

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male639635661727534524486472536672597550449377274206174107
Female637615645675479497460496581622591502439380300281191133
Total1,2761,2501,3061,4021,0131,0219469681,1171,2941,1881,052888757574487365240

Gender

 Male 8,620 50%
 Female 8,524 50%
Gender

Race

 White 13,788 80.4%
 Black Or African American 547 3.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 81 0.5%
 Asian 780 4.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.0%
 Other Race 1,596 9.3%
 Two Or More Races 346 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner65358614997871670487134
Renter1874574053542391306830
Total2528151,0191,3511,110800555164

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,305 54%
 Single Guardian 1,134 19%
 Singles 1,345 22%
 Singles With Roommate 282 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,736 62%
 Households with Kids 2,330 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male11413512913410813714312911813714412813811414915116014911896
Female10912213313512413312811311713712112013413311015114613813097
Total223257262269232270271242235274265248272247259302306287248193

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 77979 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 77979 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 77979 real estate data, the median home value of $97,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 77979. Rentals in 77979 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 77979 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 16,951 98.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 48 0.3%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 130 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 15 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,813 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,383 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,870 24%
 Households Vacant 1,577 21%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 331 21.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 0.4%
 For Sale Only 106 6.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 13 0.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 701 44.5%
 For Migrant Workers 19 1.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 400 25.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 8 0.4%
 1 Bedroom 289 14.4%
 2 Bedroom 970 48.5%
 3+ Bedroom 734 36.7%
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 $46,296 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 77979 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. More commuters in 77979 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 5,272 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,271 25%
 No Earnings 4,502 35%
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 5,272 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,271 25%
 No Earnings 4,502 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,637 93.9%
 Public transportation 133 1.9%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 6 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 52 0.7%
 Worked at Home 238 3.4%
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 population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,395 25.1%
 High School Graduate 2,933 52.9%
 Associate's degree 291 5.2%
 Bachelor's degree 541 9.8%
 Master's degree 212 3.8%
 Professional school degree 143 2.6%
 Doctorate degree 32 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,143 84.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 290 7.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 282 7.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 77979

ZIP Code 77979 is in the Calhoun County Independent School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 77979.

Harrison/Jefferson/Madison Complex
605 North Commerce St
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calhoun County Independent School District
Jackson/Roosevelt Complex
1512 Jackson St
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Calhoun County Independent School District
Travis Middle School
705 North Nueces St
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Calhoun County Independent School District
Calhoun High School
201 Sandcrab Blvd
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Calhoun County Independent School District
Hope High School
300 Alcoa Dr 12
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Calhoun County Independent School District
Hope Alternative High School
300 Alcoa
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Edna Independent School District
Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic School
301 S San Antonio St
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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