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ZIP Code 78591

Primary City:Santa Elena, TX (View All Cities)
County: Starr County
Timezone: Central (8:11am)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.7, -98.5
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78591

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78591. 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 78591. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78591, 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:
Santa Elena, TX
Unacceptable:
La Gloria

Stats and Demographics for the 78591 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78591 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 78591 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78591 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 265
Population Density 2 people per sq mi
Housing Units 132
Median Home Value $55,000
Land Area 124.79 sq mi
Water Area 0.05 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 104
Median Household Income $38,625

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 46Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 47

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male411914114784151181077464
Female769824631111125599464
Total111718221381311152623131516168128

Gender

 Male 144 54%
 Female 121 46%
Gender

Race

 White 232 88%
 Black Or African American 3 1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 7 3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 20 8%
 Two Or More Races 3 1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner169271517116
Renter13121130
Total2910291618146

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 56 54%
 Single Guardian 13 13%
 Singles 30 29%
 Singles With Roommate 5 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 73 70%
 Households with Kids 31 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male01104111432103441323
Female21402130002214052100
Total22506241434317493423

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78591 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78591 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1960s. Looking at 78591 real estate data, the median home value of $55,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78591 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 78591 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally < $200/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78591 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 265 100%
 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 21 16%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 71 54%
 Renter Occupied Households 12 9%
 Households Vacant 28 21%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 1 4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 9 32%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 16 57%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 0 0%
 3+ Bedroom 3 100%
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 $38,625 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 78591 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, 78591 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 78591 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 44 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 60 32%
 No Earnings 85 45%
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 44 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 60 32%
 No Earnings 85 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 69 93%
 Public transportation 2 3%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 3 4%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 6 10%
 High School Graduate 38 61%
 Associate's degree 10 16%
 Bachelor's degree 5 8%
 Master's degree 3 5%
 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 36 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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