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ZIP Code 78542

Primary City:Edinburg, TX (View All Cities)
County: Hidalgo County
Timezone: Central (10:15pm)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.4, -98.1
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78542

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78542. 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 78542. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78542, 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:
Edinburg, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 78542 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78542 is located in south 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 78542 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is small. 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 78542 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 63,293
Population Density 373 people per sq mi
Housing Units 16,056
Median Home Value $72,800
Land Area 169.86 sq mi
Water Area 0.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 14,746
Median Household Income $29,878

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3,4193,6673,3773,1482,5582,6082,5342,5642,1021,7151,4151,056802569390291179112
Female3,3993,4193,3092,9332,0762,3152,4062,3371,9261,7011,3711,021872574440328210150
Total6,8187,0866,6866,0814,6344,9234,9404,9014,0283,4162,7862,0771,6741,143830619389262

Gender

 Male 32,506 51%
 Female 30,787 49%
Gender

Race

 White 56,688 89.6%
 Black Or African American 766 1.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 193 0.3%
 Asian 292 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0%
 Other Race 4,662 7.4%
 Two Or More Races 687 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3332,2563,1932,5481,682895458111
Renter3301,0768484732741569914
Total6633,3324,0413,0211,9561,051557125

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 9,604 65%
 Single Guardian 3,625 25%
 Singles 1,230 8%
 Singles With Roommate 287 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 5,013 34%
 Households with Kids 9,733 66%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male715705637705755745715726726713693647638686644677637599591530
Female678691644699711693638698679727700626634622616622609586500425
Total1,3931,3961,2811,4041,4661,4381,3531,4241,4051,4401,3931,2731,2721,3081,2601,2991,2461,1851,091955

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78542 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78542 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1990s. Looking at 78542 real estate data, the median home value of $72,800 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 78542. Rentals in 78542 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 78542 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 60,482 95.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 2,549 4.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 65 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 103 0.2%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 94 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,282 39%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 5,194 32%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,270 20%
 Households Vacant 1,310 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 239 18%
 Rented & Unoccupied 35 3%
 For Sale Only 189 14%
 Sold & Unoccupied 64 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 368 28%
 For Migrant Workers 24 2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 391 30%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 37 1%
 1 Bedroom 588 16%
 2 Bedroom 1,515 42%
 3+ Bedroom 1,455 40%
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 $29,878 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 78542 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 78542 can expect to fall in that range. 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 13,846 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 11,846 27%
 No Earnings 18,493 42%
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 13,846 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 11,846 27%
 No Earnings 18,493 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 18,928 90.0%
 Public transportation 56 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 37 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,247 5.9%
 Worked at Home 752 3.6%
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 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 7,749 45.1%
 High School Graduate 7,371 42.9%
 Associate's degree 530 3.1%
 Bachelor's degree 1,101 6.4%
 Master's degree 281 1.6%
 Professional school degree 95 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 53 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 16,891 85.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 389 2.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 2,380 12.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78542

ZIP Code 78542 is in the Edinburg Cisd School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78542.

Macaria Dela Garza Gorena Elementary
1801 East Freddy Gonzalez Dr
Edinburg, TX 78542
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Edinburg Cisd School District
Juvenile Detention Center
1001 North Doolittle Rd
Edinburg, TX 78542
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Edinburg Cisd School District

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