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ZIP Code 78503

Primary City:Mcallen, TX (View All Cities)
County: Hidalgo County
Timezone: Central (2:21pm)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.15, -98.25
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78503

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78503. 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 78503. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78503, 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:
Mcallen, TX
Unacceptable:
Mc Allen

Stats and Demographics for the 78503 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78503 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 slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 78503 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 a large number of single parents and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78503 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 21,706
Population Density 1,274 people per sq mi
Housing Units 7,188
Median Home Value $89,000
Land Area 17.04 sq mi
Water Area 0.17 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,279
Median Household Income $35,660

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 30Female Median Age: 32

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male955957929833753797745734594546462481440331236203178173
Female991952899895801835811834666604618609500384290235204231
Total1,9461,9091,8281,7281,5541,6321,5561,5681,2601,1501,0801,090940715526438382404

Gender

 Male 10,347 48%
 Female 11,359 52%
Gender

Race

 White 18,868 86.9%
 Black Or African American 101 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 80 0.4%
 Asian 251 1.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 2,001 9.2%
 Two Or More Races 404 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner60479790762878573337105
Renter22268353335021211611267
Total2821,1621,3231,1121,090689449172

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,460 55%
 Single Guardian 1,568 25%
 Singles 1,025 16%
 Singles With Roommate 226 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,174 51%
 Households with Kids 3,105 49%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male195183204194205170196183203213204155167190160190161168154141
Female197185199203176168201209198193190160169187171192187182163154
Total392368403397381338397392401406394315336377331382348350317295

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78503 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78503 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 78503 real estate data, the median home value of $89,000 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 78503. Rentals in 78503 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78503 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 21,436 99%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 270 1%
 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 2,110 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,874 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,295 32%
 Households Vacant 909 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 214 23.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 2.0%
 For Sale Only 138 15.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 20 2.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 391 43.0%
 For Migrant Workers 3 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 125 13.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 21 1%
 1 Bedroom 419 20%
 2 Bedroom 850 40%
 3+ Bedroom 837 39%
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 $35,660 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 78503 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. The commute in 78503 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 5,924 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,501 22%
 No Earnings 6,839 42%
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 5,924 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,501 22%
 No Earnings 6,839 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 7,714 90.3%
 Public transportation 48 0.6%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 425 5.0%
 Worked at Home 356 4.2%
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 2,054 33.4%
 High School Graduate 2,258 36.7%
 Associate's degree 341 5.5%
 Bachelor's degree 969 15.7%
 Master's degree 191 3.1%
 Professional school degree 311 5.1%
 Doctorate degree 29 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,652 87.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 365 6.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 319 6.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78503

ZIP Code 78503 is in the Mcallen Independent School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78503.

Brown Middle School
2700 South Ware Rd
Mcallen, TX 78503
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: Mcallen Independent School District
Bonham Elementary
2400 Jordan Rd
Mcallen, TX 78503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mcallen Independent School District
Crockett Elementary
2112 North Main St
Mcallen, TX 78503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mcallen Independent School District
Escandon Elementary
2901 Colbath Ave
Mcallen, TX 78503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mcallen Independent School District
Roosevelt Elementary
4801 South 26th St
Mcallen, TX 78503
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mcallen Independent School District
J J a E P
3017 South 10th
Mcallen, TX 78503
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Edinburg Cisd School District
J J a E P
3017 South 10th St
Mcallen, TX 78503
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: La Joya Independent School District
Student Alternative Prog
3017 South 10th St
Mcallen, TX 78503
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Hidalgo County J J a E P
3017 South 10 St
Mcallen, TX 78503
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Sharyland Independent School District

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