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ZIP Code 78159

Primary City:Smiley, TX (View All Cities)
County: Gonzales County
Timezone: Central (6:30pm)
Area code: 830 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:29.2, -97.6
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78159

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78159. 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 78159. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78159, 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:
Smiley, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 78159 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78159 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 78159 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78159 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,023
Population Density 7 people per sq mi
Housing Units 505
Median Home Value $103,500
Land Area 155.22 sq mi
Water Area 0.18 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 377
Median Household Income $31,630

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male344142502526271834333635373215121315
Female243936332415283431353525381726192514
Total588078834941555265687160754941313829

Gender

 Male 525 51%
 Female 498 49%
Gender

Race

 White 757 74.0%
 Black Or African American 2 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 9 0.9%
 Asian 3 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.1%
 Other Race 233 22.8%
 Two Or More Races 18 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner422365555453616
Renter6191716211496
Total1041537176594522

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 218 58%
 Single Guardian 48 13%
 Singles 94 25%
 Singles With Roommate 17 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 248 66%
 Households with Kids 129 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male954786118858101361013101166
Female349210675117739105911715
Total1291391812181319121513221615222118711

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78159 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78159 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 78159 real estate data, the median home value of $103,500 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 78159. Rentals in 78159 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78159 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,023 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 93 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 176 35%
 Renter Occupied Households 108 21%
 Households Vacant 128 25%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 8 6.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.8%
 For Sale Only 4 3.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 2.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 50 39.1%
 For Migrant Workers 3 2.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 59 46.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 23 19%
 2 Bedroom 46 39%
 3+ Bedroom 49 42%
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 $31,630 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78159 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

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 78159 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. However, that is not the case in 78159. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 238 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 111 16%
 No Earnings 344 50%
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 238 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 111 16%
 No Earnings 344 50%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 281 85%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 13 4%
 Worked at Home 37 11%
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 64 21%
 High School Graduate 196 64%
 Associate's degree 3 1%
 Bachelor's degree 37 12%
 Master's degree 5 2%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 157 95%
 Enrolled in Private School 1 1%
 Not Enrolled in School 8 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78159

ZIP Code 78159 is in the Nixon-Smiley Cisd School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78159.

Nixon Smiley Elementary
500 Anglin St
Smiley, TX 78159
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Nixon-Smiley Cisd School District

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