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ZIP Code 78521

Primary City:Brownsville, TX (View All Cities)
County: Cameron County
Timezone: Central (8:07pm)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.0, -97.3
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78521

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78521. 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 78521. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78521, 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

Stats and Demographics for the 78521 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78521 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 78521 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 an extremely small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78521 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 93,818
Population Density 1,007 people per sq mi
Housing Units 27,808
Median Home Value $67,500
Land Area 93.14 sq mi
Water Area 27.91 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 25,763
Median Household Income $26,684

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 28Male Median Age: 26Female Median Age: 30

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4,5864,7354,7114,3493,2242,9732,7672,8682,4732,2492,1131,9641,7411,308921658433330
Female4,4344,7644,3924,3783,4943,4333,3663,3872,9652,7942,5852,4422,0411,5551,190982660553
Total9,0209,4999,1038,7276,7186,4066,1336,2555,4385,0434,6984,4063,7822,8632,1111,6401,093883

Gender

 Male 44,403 47%
 Female 49,415 53%
Gender

Race

 White 82,043 87.4%
 Black Or African American 284 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 309 0.3%
 Asian 296 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 18 0.0%
 Other Race 9,480 10.1%
 Two Or More Races 1,388 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2081,4363,0283,3803,3982,2361,288341
Renter9022,9532,5831,6531,101696403157
Total1,1104,3895,6115,0334,4992,9321,691498

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 13,867 54%
 Single Guardian 7,857 30%
 Singles 3,476 13%
 Singles With Roommate 563 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 11,212 44%
 Households with Kids 14,551 56%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male8899479349119519209788841,0021,010938889921953934933886849747704
Female834948869904957917940975975911895916799871917897887880797735
Total1,7231,8951,8031,8151,9081,8371,9181,8591,9771,9211,8331,8051,7201,8241,8511,8301,7731,7291,5441,439

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78521 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78521 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1970s. Looking at 78521 real estate data, the median home value of $67,500 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78521 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 78521 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78521 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 93,608 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 37 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 75 0.1%
 Other Institutional 19 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 79 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 7,114 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 8,201 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 10,448 38%
 Households Vacant 2,045 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 633 31.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 47 2.3%
 For Sale Only 130 6.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 62 3.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 637 31.1%
 For Migrant Workers 11 0.5%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 525 25.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 1,004 10%
 1 Bedroom 1,511 16%
 2 Bedroom 3,525 36%
 3+ Bedroom 3,637 38%
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 $26,684 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78521 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 78521 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 19,790 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 13,837 22%
 No Earnings 29,102 46%
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 19,790 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 13,837 22%
 No Earnings 29,102 46%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 27,423 93.5%
 Public transportation 152 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 27 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 930 3.2%
 Worked at Home 789 2.7%
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 9,367 42.0%
 High School Graduate 9,405 42.1%
 Associate's degree 1,132 5.1%
 Bachelor's degree 1,954 8.8%
 Master's degree 260 1.2%
 Professional school degree 149 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 54 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 23,330 88.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 333 1.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 2,728 10.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78521

ZIP Code 78521 is in the Idea Public Schools. There are 45 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78521.

Idea Frontier College Preparatory
2800 South Dakota Ave
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Idea Public Schools
Lincoln Park School
7 Orange St
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Cameron County Juvenile Detention Center
854 East Harrison
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Idea Frontier Academy
2800 South Dakota Ave
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Idea Public Schools
Vela Middle School
4905 Paredes Line Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Canales Elementary
1811 International Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Cromack Elementary
3200 East 30th St
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Del Castillo Elementary
105 Morningside Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Egly Elementary
445 Land O Lakes
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
El Jardin Elementary
6911 Boca Chica Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Faulk Middle School
2000 Roosevelt St
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Garza Elementary
200 Esperanza Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Castaneda Elementary
3201 Lima St
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Palm Grove Elementary
7942 Southmost Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Perez Elementary
2514 Shidler Dr
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Victoria Heights Elementary
2801 East 13th St
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Besteiro Middle School
6280 Southmost Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Oliveira Middle School
444 Land O Lakes
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Vermillion Road Elementary
6895 Fm 802
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Burns Elementary
1974 Alton Gloor Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Gonzalez Elementary
4350 Coffeeport Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Morningside Elementary
1025 Morningside Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Perkins Middle School
4750 Austin Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Southmost Elementary
5245 Southmost Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Aiken Elementary
6290 Southmost Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Lucio Middle School
300 North Vermillion Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Hudson Elementary
2980 Fm 802
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Champion Elementary
4750 Bowie Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Paredes Elementary
3700 Heritage Trl
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Gallegos Elementary
2700 Avenida Rancho Viejo
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Garcia Middle School
5701 Fm 802
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Stillman Middle School
2977 West Tandy Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Ortiz Elementary
2500 West Alton Gloor Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Brite Elementary
450 South Browne Ave
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Manzano Middle School
2580 West Alton Gloor
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Daniel Breeden Elementary
3955 Dana Ave
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Premier High School of Brownsville
955 Paredes Line Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Premier High School District
Hanna High School
2615 Price Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Porter High School
3500 International Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Lopez High School
3205 South Dakota Ave
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Rivera High School
6955 Fm 802
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Brownsville Learning Academy
1351 East Polk St
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Valley Christian High School
1190 Mackintosh Dr
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Guadalupe Regional Middle School
1214 Lincoln St
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Private
St Luke Catholic School
2850 E Price Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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