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ZIP Code 78550

Primary City:Harlingen, TX (View All Cities)
County: Cameron County
Timezone: Central (4:52am)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.2, -97.7
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78550

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78550. 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 78550. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78550, 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:
Harlingen, TX
Unacceptable:
Adams Gardens, Arroyo, Avondale, Hgn, Kayare, Primera, Stuart Place

Stats and Demographics for the 78550 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78550 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 78550 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 a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78550 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 53,152
Population Density 556 people per sq mi
Housing Units 19,973
Median Home Value $78,400
Land Area 95.61 sq mi
Water Area 0.98 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 17,554
Median Household Income $33,780

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 32Male Median Age: 29Female Median Age: 34

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2,4422,3472,2502,2471,8751,7901,5521,5971,4711,4601,4401,2641,159746573532358332
Female2,2452,3732,0912,0151,8591,9801,7311,8041,6881,6471,6241,5001,330971746792640681
Total4,6874,7204,3414,2623,7343,7703,2833,4013,1593,1073,0642,7642,4891,7171,3191,3249981,013

Gender

 Male 25,435 48%
 Female 27,717 52%
Gender

Race

 White 45,948 86.4%
 Black Or African American 583 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 280 0.5%
 Asian 634 1.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 32 0.1%
 Other Race 4,711 8.9%
 Two Or More Races 964 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner978871,7172,0282,1271,3591,097416
Renter8222,0891,7251,323860450368189
Total9192,9763,4423,3512,9871,8091,465605

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 8,309 47%
 Single Guardian 4,718 27%
 Singles 3,770 21%
 Singles With Roommate 757 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 9,760 56%
 Households with Kids 7,794 44%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male485482513502457492463472463456475452427440461491483445367427
Female450438431448510454463509437400422415441413439389397387403390
Total935920944950967946926981900856897867868853900880880832770817

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78550 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78550 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 78550 real estate data, the median home value of $78,400 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 78550. Rentals in 78550 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 $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78550 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 52,215 98.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 42 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 415 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 282 0.5%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 198 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,044 25%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 4,684 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,826 39%
 Households Vacant 2,419 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 849 35.1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 29 1.2%
 For Sale Only 195 8.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 72 3.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 547 22.6%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 726 30.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 349 5%
 1 Bedroom 1,699 23%
 2 Bedroom 2,914 40%
 3+ Bedroom 2,328 32%
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 $33,780 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 78550 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 78550 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 78550 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 13,764 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,512 15%
 No Earnings 18,441 49%
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 13,764 36%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,512 15%
 No Earnings 18,441 49%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 16,729 95.3%
 Public transportation 60 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 36 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 555 3.2%
 Worked at Home 181 1.0%
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 4,199 28.1%
 High School Graduate 6,707 44.9%
 Associate's degree 1,089 7.3%
 Bachelor's degree 2,082 13.9%
 Master's degree 413 2.8%
 Professional school degree 398 2.7%
 Doctorate degree 41 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 11,383 83.2%
 Enrolled in Private School 537 3.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,758 12.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78550

ZIP Code 78550 is in the Harlingen Cisd School District. There are 33 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78550.

Secondary Alternative Center
1310 Sam Houston
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Keys Academy
2809 North 7th St
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Horizon Montessori III
801 North 13th St
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Texas Educational Technologies Inc School District
Austin Elementary
700 East Austin Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Ben Milam Elementary
1215 Rangerville Rd
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Bonham Elementary
2400 East Jefferson
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Bowie Elementary
309 West Lincoln Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Coakley Middle School
1402 South 6th St
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Crockett Elementary
1406 West Jefferson St
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Memorial Middle School
310 North 13th St
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Houston Elementary
301 East Taft Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Jefferson Elementary
601 South J St
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Lamar Elementary
1100 McLarry Rd
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Stuart Place Elementary
6701 Business Hwy 83
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Travis Elementary
600 East Polk Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Vernon Middle School
125 South 13th St
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Zavala Elementary
1111 North B St
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Treasure Hills Elementary
2525 Haine Dr
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Long Elementary
2601 North 7th
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
New Pathways Center
208 South F St
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Lee H Means Elementary
1204 East Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Bcfs - Harlingen
3700 East Harrison Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Jubilee Academic Center School District
Harlingen High School
1201 East Marshall Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Cameron County J J a E P
1409 East Harrison St
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Edna Tamayo House
1438 North 7th
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
Early College High School
2510 Pecan Bldg R
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
New 9th Grade Campus
1701 Lozano
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Harlingen Cisd School District
St Anthony Catholic School
1015 E Harrison Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Marine Military Academy
320 Iwo Jima Blvd
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
St Albans Episcopal Day School
1417 E Austin Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Calvary Christian School
1815 N 7th St
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Harlingen Adventist Elementary School
20811 Montezuma Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Montessori Academy
3943 Bourbon St
Harlingen, TX 78550
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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