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ZIP Code 78516

Primary City:Alamo, TX (View All Cities)
County: Hidalgo County
Timezone: Central (6:17am)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.18, -98.12
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78516

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78516. 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 78516. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78516, 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:
Alamo, TX
Unacceptable:
Campo Alto, El Gato

Stats and Demographics for the 78516 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78516 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 78516 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 small number of single adults and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78516 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 33,722
Population Density 887 people per sq mi
Housing Units 11,498
Median Home Value $54,400
Land Area 38.04 sq mi
Water Area 0.22 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 9,114
Median Household Income $32,977

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 28Male Median Age: 27Female Median Age: 29

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,6751,7911,6001,5981,2491,0871,0171,022925839730566552550466400272171
Female1,7051,7201,6101,5711,1931,0581,0981,1031,045863775702705604555451258196
Total3,3803,5113,2103,1692,4422,1452,1152,1251,9701,7021,5051,2681,2571,1541,021851530367

Gender

 Male 16,510 49%
 Female 17,212 51%
Gender

Race

 White 30,895 91.6%
 Black Or African American 107 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 61 0.2%
 Asian 39 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 2,344 7.0%
 Two Or More Races 275 0.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1728591,4091,3331,1471,071781217
Renter2436344873081841479626
Total4151,4931,8961,6411,3311,218877243

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,644 62%
 Single Guardian 2,085 23%
 Singles 1,183 13%
 Singles With Roommate 202 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 4,201 46%
 Households with Kids 4,913 54%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male328311350335388354358335356323316321321319332344350313259308
Female338362338326332357338330363334279327354316296318339325293272
Total666673688661720711696665719657595648675635628662689638552580

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78516 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78516 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 78516 real estate data, the median home value of $54,400 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78516 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 78516 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78516 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 33,717 100.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 2 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 3 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,074 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,915 34%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,125 18%
 Households Vacant 2,384 21%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 183 7.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 15 0.6%
 For Sale Only 106 4.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 27 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,725 72.4%
 For Migrant Workers 17 0.7%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 311 13.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 50 2%
 1 Bedroom 318 15%
 2 Bedroom 1,077 52%
 3+ Bedroom 640 31%
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 $32,977 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 78516 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 78516 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 8,061 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,899 26%
 No Earnings 11,648 44%
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 8,061 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,899 26%
 No Earnings 11,648 44%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 12,028 96.1%
 Public transportation 1 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 50 0.4%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 155 1.2%
 Worked at Home 285 2.3%
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 4,576 47.4%
 High School Graduate 4,081 42.2%
 Associate's degree 192 2.0%
 Bachelor's degree 553 5.7%
 Master's degree 128 1.3%
 Professional school degree 64 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 68 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 9,346 88.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 84 0.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,155 10.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78516

ZIP Code 78516 is in the Idea Public Schools. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78516.

Idea College Preparatory Alamo
327 East Fm 495
Alamo, TX 78516
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Idea Public Schools
Idea Academy Alamo
325 East Fm 495
Alamo, TX 78516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Idea Public Schools
Capt D Salinas II Elementary
333 East Hwy 83
Alamo, TX 78516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Donna Independent School District
James Bowie Elementary
811 Bowie St
Alamo, TX 78516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Zeferino Farias Elementary
1100 West Acacia St
Alamo, TX 78516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Alamo Middle School
1819 West Hwy 83
Alamo, TX 78516
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
North Alamo Elementary
733 North Alamo Rd
Alamo, TX 78516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Augusto Guerra Elementary
807 Fm495
Alamo, TX 78516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Audie Murphy Middle School
924 West Sioux Rd
Alamo, TX 78516
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Marcia R Garza
810 East El Gato
Alamo, TX 78516
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Psja Memorial High School
800 South Alamo Rd
Alamo, TX 78516
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District
Valley Christian Heritage School
932 N Alamo Rd
Alamo, TX 78516
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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