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ZIP Code 78559

Primary City:La Feria, TX (View All Cities)
County: Cameron County
Timezone: Central (5:59am)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.13, -97.82
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78559

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78559. 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 78559. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78559, 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:
La Feria, TX
Unacceptable:
Lafkin

Stats and Demographics for the 78559 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78559 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 78559 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78559 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,751
Population Density 362 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,726
Median Home Value $61,300
Land Area 35.23 sq mi
Water Area 0.88 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,972
Median Household Income $31,901

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 34

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male54560755455435434036037032730137133528821719018511965
Female55560554251939640638943840341139637428924524422314490
Total1,1001,2121,0961,073750746749808730712767709577462434408263155

Gender

 Male 6,082 48%
 Female 6,669 52%
Gender

Race

 White 11,118 87.2%
 Black Or African American 34 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 42 0.3%
 Asian 41 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 1,325 10.4%
 Two Or More Races 190 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3629550663360344838798
Renter702252051681241025715
Total106520711801727550444113

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,201 55%
 Single Guardian 895 23%
 Singles 757 19%
 Singles With Roommate 119 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,162 54%
 Households with Kids 1,810 46%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male105121107101108119120141119112113109112108104125971339568
Female12510797115120124133107121113116120801131021011201108694
Total230228204216228243253248240225229229192221206226217243181162

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78559 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78559 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1980s. Looking at 78559 real estate data, the median home value of $61,300 is low 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 78559. Rentals in 78559 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78559 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 12,751 100%
 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 1,382 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,624 34%
 Renter Occupied Households 966 20%
 Households Vacant 754 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 131 17.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 2.7%
 For Sale Only 40 5.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 24 3.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 329 43.6%
 For Migrant Workers 4 0.5%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 206 27.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 95 10%
 1 Bedroom 220 23%
 2 Bedroom 333 35%
 3+ Bedroom 307 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 $31,901 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 78559 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, 78559 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 78559 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 2,552 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,940 22%
 No Earnings 4,220 48%
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 2,552 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,940 22%
 No Earnings 4,220 48%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,606 93%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 32 1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 179 5%
 Worked at Home 59 2%
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. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,093 34%
 High School Graduate 1,606 50%
 Associate's degree 197 6%
 Bachelor's degree 255 8%
 Master's degree 65 2%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,090 86%
 Enrolled in Private School 84 2%
 Not Enrolled in School 409 11%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78559

ZIP Code 78559 is in the La Feria Independent School District. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78559.

C E Vail Elementary
209 West Jessamine Ave
La Feria, TX 78559
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: La Feria Independent School District
Sam Houston Elementary
500 North Beddoes
La Feria, TX 78559
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: La Feria Independent School District
Noemi Dominguez Elementary
600 Pancho Maples Dr
La Feria, TX 78559
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: La Feria Independent School District
David G Sanchez Elementary
1601 South Main St
La Feria, TX 78559
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: La Feria Independent School District
W B Green J H
501 North Canal St
La Feria, TX 78559
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: La Feria Independent School District
La Feria High School
901 North Canal St
La Feria, TX 78559
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: La Feria Independent School District
La Feria Academy
614 South Main St
La Feria, TX 78559
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: La Feria Independent School District
Cameron County Jjaep
203 East Oleander
La Feria, TX 78559
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: La Feria Independent School District

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