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ZIP Code 78538

Primary City:Edcouch, TX (View All Cities)
County: Hidalgo County
Timezone: Central (1:47am)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.4, -98.0
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78538

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78538. 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 78538. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78538, 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:
Edcouch, TX
Acceptable:
Monte Alto

Stats and Demographics for the 78538 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78538 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 78538 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 78538 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 10,657
Population Density 150 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,127
Median Home Value $55,900
Land Area 71.01 sq mi
Water Area 3.76 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,793
Median Household Income $25,806

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 26Male Median Age: 25Female Median Age: 27

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male555582553521375354324334295277244198192120120643944
Female548566562512401360344352352271272225217169127755558
Total1,1031,1481,1151,03377671466868664754851642340928924713994102

Gender

 Male 5,191 49%
 Female 5,466 51%
Gender

Race

 White 9,179 86.1%
 Black Or African American 33 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 52 0.5%
 Asian 2 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 1,243 11.7%
 Two Or More Races 147 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner4527648644439127512356
Renter801871521048554278
Total12546363854847632915064

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,594 57%
 Single Guardian 798 29%
 Singles 336 12%
 Singles With Roommate 65 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 1,165 42%
 Households with Kids 1,628 58%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male88129105991081291101181171191101111081051229510110010389
Female10999981321001131111261161101181151269310610596100105105
Total197228203231208242221244233229228226234198228200197200208194

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78538 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78538 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1980s. Looking at 78538 real estate data, the median home value of $55,900 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78538 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 78538 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 78538 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 10,657 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 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 792 25%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,304 42%
 Renter Occupied Households 697 22%
 Households Vacant 334 11%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 56 16.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 0.9%
 For Sale Only 21 6.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 2.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 63 18.9%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 181 54.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 101 12%
 1 Bedroom 150 18%
 2 Bedroom 282 33%
 3+ Bedroom 319 37%
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 $25,806 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78538 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. Most commuters in 78538 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 2,126 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,828 25%
 No Earnings 3,466 47%
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 2,126 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,828 25%
 No Earnings 3,466 47%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,033 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 139 4%
 Worked at Home 103 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 1,374 47.4%
 High School Graduate 1,177 40.6%
 Associate's degree 73 2.5%
 Bachelor's degree 263 9.1%
 Master's degree 14 0.5%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,654 86%
 Enrolled in Private School 11 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 570 13%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78538

ZIP Code 78538 is in the Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78538.

Santiago Garcia Elementary
101 East Santa Rosa Ave
Edcouch, TX 78538
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
Ruben C Rodriguez Elementary
920 Santa Rosa
Edcouch, TX 78538
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
David Ybarra Middle School
619 Mile 17
Edcouch, TX 78538
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
Monte Alto Elementary
25149 First St
Monte Alto, TX 78538
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Monte Alto Independent School District
Jose Borrego Middle School
25149 First St
Monte Alto, TX 78538
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Monte Alto Independent School District
Monte Alto High School
25149 1st St
Monte Alto, TX 78538
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Monte Alto Independent School District

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