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ZIP Code 78520

Primary City:Brownsville, TX (View All Cities)
County: Cameron County
Timezone: Central (6:51pm)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.0, -97.5
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78520

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78520. 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 78520. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78520, 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:
Brownsville, TX
Unacceptable:
Acacia Lake, Boca Chica, Bville, El Jardin, Keller Corner, Kennedy Shores, Palm Village, Palo Alto Battlefield Nation, Portway Acres, Villa Cavazos, Villa Nueva

Stats and Demographics for the 78520 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78520 is located in southeast 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 78520 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 78520 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 59,408
Population Density 1,627 people per sq mi
Housing Units 19,417
Median Home Value $78,500
Land Area 36.50 sq mi
Water Area 2.47 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 17,566
Median Household Income $29,835

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 33

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2,6622,8292,7982,5991,9781,8901,7891,8021,5871,4931,4741,2551,084798740535408336
Female2,5092,7422,6412,5212,0542,0402,1462,1571,8831,7981,7061,6061,3431,082980850695598
Total5,1715,5715,4395,1204,0323,9303,9353,9593,4703,2913,1802,8612,4271,8801,7201,3851,103934

Gender

 Male 28,057 47%
 Female 31,351 53%
Gender

Race

 White 52,721 88.7%
 Black Or African American 262 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 211 0.4%
 Asian 306 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 20 0.0%
 Other Race 5,068 8.5%
 Two Or More Races 820 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1271,1882,0712,1411,9661,4261,001333
Renter5491,6781,5331,222881682577191
Total6762,8663,6043,3632,8472,1081,578524

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 8,788 50%
 Single Guardian 4,971 28%
 Singles 3,304 19%
 Singles With Roommate 503 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 8,805 50%
 Households with Kids 8,761 50%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male493532517552552571549599558584616567518513518506590527458469
Female465502502529526594575523524569509550547466496543532480470460
Total9581,0341,0191,0811,0781,1651,1241,1221,0821,1531,1251,1171,0659791,0141,0491,1221,007928929

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78520 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78520 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 78520 real estate data, the median home value of $78,500 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78520 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 78520 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 $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78520 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 58,214 98.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 186 0.3%
 Juvenile Facilities 50 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 363 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 310 0.5%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 285 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,641 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 4,612 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,313 38%
 Households Vacant 1,851 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 498 26.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 74 4.0%
 For Sale Only 213 11.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 34 1.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 394 21.3%
 For Migrant Workers 8 0.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 630 34.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 890 12%
 1 Bedroom 1,633 22%
 2 Bedroom 2,591 35%
 3+ Bedroom 2,323 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 $29,835 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78520 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 78520 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 14,866 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,140 23%
 No Earnings 18,725 43%
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 14,866 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10,140 23%
 No Earnings 18,725 43%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 20,202 91.6%
 Public transportation 430 1.9%
 Taxicab 10 0.0%
 Motorcycle 44 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 789 3.6%
 Worked at Home 582 2.6%
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 5,716 36%
 High School Graduate 6,794 43%
 Associate's degree 733 5%
 Bachelor's degree 1,529 10%
 Master's degree 629 4%
 Professional school degree 234 1%
 Doctorate degree 193 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 14,128 84.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,057 6.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,602 9.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78520

ZIP Code 78520 is in the Ignite Public Schools and Community Service Center. There are 31 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78520.

Ignite Public School and Comm Serv Center at Brownsville
508 East Elizabeth
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Ignite Public Schools and Community Service Center
Harmony Science Academy - Brownsville
1124 Central Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Harmony Science Academy - Brownsville
Cummings Middle School
1800 Cummings Place
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Adult Ed
708 Palm Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Raul Yzaguirre School for Success
2255 North Coria St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Raul Yzaguirre School for Success School District
Living Way Leadership Academy
350 Ruben M Torres Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Jubilee Academic Center School District
Yturria Elementary
2955 West Tandy Rd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Garden Park Elementary
855 Military Hwy
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Longoria Elementary
2400 East Van Buren St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Putegnat Elementary
730 East 8th St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Martin Elementary
1701 Stanford Ave
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Resaca Elementary
901 Filmore St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Russell Elementary
800 Lakeside Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Sharp Elementary
1439 Palm Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Skinner Elementary
411 West St Charles St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Stell Middle School
1105 Los Ebanos Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Villa Nueva Elementary
7455 Old Military Rd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Benavides Elementary
3101 McAllen Rd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Pullam Elementary
3200 Madrid Ave
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Keller Elementary
2540 West Alton Gloor
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Pace High School
314 West Los Ebanos Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Veterans Memorial High School
4550 U South Military Hwy 281
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Brownsville Early College High School
733 Palm Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
St Mary'S Catholic School
1300 E Los Ebanos Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Joseph Academy
101 Saint Joseph Dr
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Incarnate Word Academy
244 Resaca Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Episcopal Day School
34 N Coria St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Kenmont Montessori School
2734 N Coria St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
First Baptist School
1600 Boca Chica Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Brownsville Montessori Academy
36 S Coria St
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Montessori School
204 Boca Chica Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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