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ZIP Code 78543

Primary City:Elsa, TX (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Hidalgo County
Timezone: Central (8:38am)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.290, -97.986
ZIP (~500 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78543

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78543. 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 78543. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78543, 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:
Elsa, TX
Unacceptable:
Engelman

Stats and Demographics for the 78543 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78543 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 higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 78543 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 78543 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,447
Population Density 1,420 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,635
Median Home Value $55,300
Land Area 5.95 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,435
Median Household Income $22,121

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 32

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male36840746040928324825322226823621117316312094726746
Female3403954133393002712692833252602421992051531001049455
Total708802873748583519522505593496453372368273194176161101

Gender

 Male 4,100 49%
 Female 4,347 51%
Gender

Race

 White 6,803 80.5%
 Black Or African American 54 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 25 0.3%
 Asian 4 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 1,442 17.1%
 Two Or More Races 119 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2116836838431823317761
Renter531881458695675714
Total7435651347041330023475

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,322 54%
 Single Guardian 699 29%
 Singles 374 15%
 Singles With Roommate 40 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,173 48%
 Households with Kids 1,262 52%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male74747279728677987493126807091839195736760
Female8161656494658467858672838191678172605966
Total155135137143166151161165159179198163151182150172167133126126

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78543 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78543 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1970s. Looking at 78543 real estate data, the median home value of $55,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78543 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 78543 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78543 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,447 100%
 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 706 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,024 39%
 Renter Occupied Households 705 27%
 Households Vacant 200 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 43 22%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 2%
 For Sale Only 17 9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 17 9%
 For Migrant Workers 2 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 112 56%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 147 15%
 1 Bedroom 141 14%
 2 Bedroom 177 18%
 3+ Bedroom 532 53%
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 $22,121 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78543 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. However, that is not the case in 78543. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. 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 1,611 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,268 22%
 No Earnings 2,802 49%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,611 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,268 22%
 No Earnings 2,802 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,282 88%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 197 8%
 Worked at Home 112 4%
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. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 910 46.2%
 High School Graduate 952 48.3%
 Associate's degree 13 0.7%
 Bachelor's degree 70 3.6%
 Master's degree 26 1.3%
 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 2,096 88%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 279 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78543

ZIP Code 78543 is in the Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78543.

Kennedy Elementary
500 West 9th St
Elsa, TX 78543
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
L B J Elementary
200 South Fannin St
Elsa, TX 78543
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
Jorge R Gutierrez Early Childhood Center
920 East Santa Rosa Ave
Edcouch, TX 78543
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
Edcouch-Elsa High School
N Yellowjacket Dr
Elsa, TX 78543
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District
Carlos Truan J H
Mile 4 North and Mile 17
Elsa, TX 78543
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Edcouch-Elsa Independent School District

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