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ZIP Code 78526

Primary City:Brownsville, TX (View All Cities)
County: Cameron County
Timezone: Central (6:33pm)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:25.98, -97.46
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78526

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78526. 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 78526. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78526, 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 78526 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78526 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 78526 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 78526 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 42,460
Population Density 964 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,240
Median Home Value $97,500
Land Area 44.03 sq mi
Water Area 1.72 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,477
Median Household Income $44,672

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 29Male Median Age: 27Female Median Age: 31

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,8232,2562,2492,0561,3081,1971,3741,4671,3611,1551,103846688497351245175110
Female1,8102,0842,2161,9441,3751,3481,6051,8381,5921,4231,2361,017791603487332289209
Total3,6334,3404,4654,0002,6832,5452,9793,3052,9532,5782,3391,8631,4791,100838577464319

Gender

 Male 20,261 48%
 Female 22,199 52%
Gender

Race

 White 37,736 88.9%
 Black Or African American 207 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 146 0.3%
 Asian 568 1.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.0%
 Other Race 3,145 7.4%
 Two Or More Races 650 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1111,2252,3832,1601,58183737796
Renter20771773743924920412232
Total3181,9423,1202,5991,8301,041499128

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 7,275 63%
 Single Guardian 2,694 23%
 Singles 1,265 11%
 Singles With Roommate 243 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 4,631 40%
 Households with Kids 6,846 60%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male343352397363422435454449496487434440432456425425432407367325
Female348343371374413391431416433492407449431437387416442374325309
Total691695768737835826885865929979841889863893812841874781692634

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78526 has a small 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 78526 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 78526 real estate data, the median home value of $97,500 is slightly less than average 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 78526. Rentals in 78526 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78526 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 42,227 99.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 233 0.5%
 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 5,888 48%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,882 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,707 22%
 Households Vacant 763 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 147 19.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 13 1.7%
 For Sale Only 109 14.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 29 3.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 279 36.6%
 For Migrant Workers 6 0.8%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 180 23.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 170 5%
 1 Bedroom 390 12%
 2 Bedroom 869 27%
 3+ Bedroom 1,762 55%
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 $44,672 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 78526 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 78526 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 12,024 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,126 23%
 No Earnings 11,919 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 12,024 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 7,126 23%
 No Earnings 11,919 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 15,698 93.6%
 Public transportation 80 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 31 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 527 3.1%
 Worked at Home 440 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 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 3,100 28%
 High School Graduate 4,573 41%
 Associate's degree 754 7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,812 16%
 Master's degree 428 4%
 Professional school degree 352 3%
 Doctorate degree 150 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 11,031 81.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 810 6.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,769 13.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78526

ZIP Code 78526 is in the Brownsville Independent School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78526.

Brownsville Academic Center
4350 Morrison Rd
Brownsville, TX 78526
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Idea Brownsville College Preparatory
4395 Paredes Line Rd
Brownsville, TX 78526
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Idea Public Schools
Idea Brownsville Academy
4395 Paredes Line Rd
Brownsville, TX 78526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Idea Public Schools
Raquel Pena Elementary
4975 Salida De La Luna
Brownsville, TX 78526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Brownsville Independent School District
Olmito Elementary
2500 Arroyo Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Los Fresnos Cisd School District
Rancho Verde Elementary
101 Rancho Alegre
Brownsville, TX 78526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Los Fresnos Cisd School District
Faith Christian Academy
1944 E Alton Gloor Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78526
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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