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ZIP Code 78578

Primary City:Port Isabel, TX (View All Cities)
County: Cameron County
Timezone: Central (12:24pm)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.1, -97.3
ZIP (~7 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78578

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78578. 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 78578. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78578, 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:
Port Isabel, TX
Acceptable:
Laguna Heights, Laguna Hts, Laguna Vista
Unacceptable:
Bahia Mar, Isabel, Pt Isabel

Stats and Demographics for the 78578 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78578 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 78578 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 small number of single adults and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78578 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,516
Population Density 209 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,314
Median Home Value $124,500
Land Area 59.88 sq mi
Water Area 25.65 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 4,387
Median Household Income $35,523

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 37Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 37

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male52348841445340736436032433435437138737234327222214252
Female51747238744337941537939534039943139936232528120012684
Total1,040960801896786779739719674753802786734668553422268136

Gender

 Male 6,182 49%
 Female 6,334 51%
Gender

Race

 White 10,812 86.4%
 Black Or African American 66 0.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 56 0.4%
 Asian 60 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.1%
 Other Race 1,295 10.3%
 Two Or More Races 219 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2917230449565960740965
Renter1434303573012031375521
Total17260266179686274446486

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,432 55%
 Single Guardian 868 20%
 Singles 879 20%
 Singles With Roommate 208 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,774 63%
 Households with Kids 1,613 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male11711410485112101100839296887391667286889611168
Female11894921019581931119275789369729185107897186
Total235208196186207182193194184171166166160138163171195185182154

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78578 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78578 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 2000s. Looking at 78578 real estate data, the median home value of $124,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78578 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 78578 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78578 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 12,507 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 9 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,211 19%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,529 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,647 26%
 Households Vacant 1,927 31%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 408 21%
 Rented & Unoccupied 29 2%
 For Sale Only 138 7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 39 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 1,186 62%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 127 7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 78 5%
 1 Bedroom 256 18%
 2 Bedroom 655 46%
 3+ Bedroom 439 31%
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 $35,523 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78578 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. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 78578 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 78578 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 2,694 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,221 26%
 No Earnings 3,552 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 2,694 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,221 26%
 No Earnings 3,552 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,332 78.8%
 Public transportation 188 4.4%
 Taxicab 42 1.0%
 Motorcycle 10 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 443 10.5%
 Worked at Home 213 5.0%
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 population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 919 28%
 High School Graduate 1,534 46%
 Associate's degree 127 4%
 Bachelor's degree 367 11%
 Master's degree 306 9%
 Professional school degree 38 1%
 Doctorate degree 35 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,803 72.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 100 4.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 577 23.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78578

ZIP Code 78578 is in the Point Isabel Independent School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78578.

Derry Elementary
1702 2nd St
Port Isabel, TX 78578
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Point Isabel Independent School District
Garriga Elementary
200 West Adams
Port Isabel, TX 78578
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Point Isabel Independent School District
Port Isabel J H
17001 Hwy 100
Port Isabel, TX 78578
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Point Isabel Independent School District
Port Isabel High School
18001 Hwy 100
Port Isabel, TX 78578
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Point Isabel Independent School District
Cameron County J J a E P
101 Port Rd
Port Isabel, TX 78578
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Point Isabel Independent School District
Laguna Madre Christian Academy
1441 Santa Isabel Blvd
Laguna Vista, TX 78578
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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