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ZIP Code 78242

Primary City:San Antonio, TX (View All Cities)
County: Bexar County
Timezone: Central (6:21am)
Area code: 210 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:29.35, -98.60
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78242

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78242. 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 78242. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78242, 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:
San Antonio, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 78242 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78242 is located in south Texas and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 78242 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78242 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 31,395
Population Density 4,019 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,734
Median Home Value $68,200
Land Area 7.81 sq mi
Water Area 0.08 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,951
Median Household Income $35,451

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 27Male Median Age: 26Female Median Age: 28

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,6081,5801,5571,5191,1971,2351,0399548968817686325213562862368861
Female1,5441,5631,4531,4091,2821,2471,0891,04693892685573462347435722713183
Total3,1523,1433,0102,9282,4792,4822,1282,0001,8341,8071,6231,3661,144830643463219144

Gender

 Male 15,414 49%
 Female 15,981 51%
Gender

Race

 White 22,640 72.1%
 Black Or African American 1,060 3.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 362 1.2%
 Asian 205 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 28 0.1%
 Other Race 6,164 19.6%
 Two Or More Races 936 3.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner846711,0561,2401,07772838481
Renter4321,1488385893821636414
Total5161,8191,8941,8291,45989144895

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,264 48%
 Single Guardian 2,949 33%
 Singles 1,403 16%
 Singles With Roommate 335 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 4,119 46%
 Households with Kids 4,832 54%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male304351311318297320338291334349324285310289310297316301295238
Female303302353303293340323295312302286284293288302280291259277219
Total607653664621590660661586646651610569603577612577607560572457

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78242 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78242 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 78242 real estate data, the median home value of $68,200 is low 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 78242. Rentals in 78242 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78242 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 31,380 100.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 15 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 3,371 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,950 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,630 37%
 Households Vacant 783 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 447 57.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 0.6%
 For Sale Only 115 14.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 13 1.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 14 1.8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 189 24.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 221 6%
 1 Bedroom 451 12%
 2 Bedroom 670 18%
 3+ Bedroom 2,290 63%
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 $35,451 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78242 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 78242 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 78242 can expect to fall in that range. 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 8,307 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,582 25%
 No Earnings 8,427 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 8,307 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,582 25%
 No Earnings 8,427 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,360 94.9%
 Public transportation 256 2.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 36 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 187 1.6%
 Worked at Home 132 1.1%
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 a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 2,776 34.4%
 High School Graduate 4,376 54.2%
 Associate's degree 390 4.8%
 Bachelor's degree 396 4.9%
 Master's degree 78 1.0%
 Professional school degree 56 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 8,542 87.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 195 2.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,022 10.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78242

ZIP Code 78242 is in the Shekinah Radiance Academy. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78242.

Shekinah Radiance Academy
5203 Old Pearsall Rd
San Antonio, TX 78242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Shekinah Radiance Academy
Alan B Shepard Middle School
5558 Ray Ellison Dr
San Antonio, TX 78242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: South San Antonio Independent School District
Five Palms Elementary
7138 Five Palms Dr
San Antonio, TX 78242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South San Antonio Independent School District
Neil Armstrong Elementary
7111 Apple Valley Dr
San Antonio, TX 78242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South San Antonio Independent School District
Frank Madla Elementary
6100 Royalgate Dr
San Antonio, TX 78242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South San Antonio Independent School District
Indian Creek Elementary
5830 Old Pearsall Rd
San Antonio, TX 78242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Southwest Independent School District
Sky Harbour Elementary
5902 Fishers Bend
San Antonio, TX 78242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Southwest Independent School District
Sharon Christa Mcauliffe Middle School
9390 South West Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78242
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Southwest Independent School District
Hidden Cove Elementary
5003 Gray Buffalo
San Antonio, TX 78242
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Southwest Independent School District
Bexar County J J a E P
5622 Ray Ellison Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78242
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: South San Antonio Independent School District
Gateway Christian School
6623 Five Palms Dr
San Antonio, TX 78242
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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