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ZIP Code 78596

Primary City:Weslaco, TX (View All Cities)
County: Hidalgo County
Timezone: Central (8:24pm)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.2, -98.0
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78596

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78596. 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 78596. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78596, 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:
Weslaco, TX
Acceptable:
Progreso Lakes, Progreso Lks
Unacceptable:
Ramona

Stats and Demographics for the 78596 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78596 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 78596 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 small number of single adults and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78596 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 63,844
Population Density 1,076 people per sq mi
Housing Units 21,949
Median Home Value $67,600
Land Area 59.36 sq mi
Water Area 0.75 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 18,076
Median Household Income $34,297

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 31

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2,9283,0863,0162,8682,2042,0121,9381,9091,8131,6411,4991,3361,143921824709537407
Female2,9952,9702,8772,7572,2362,1332,1152,1832,0361,8401,7391,5161,3581,114984894653653
Total5,9236,0565,8935,6254,4404,1454,0534,0923,8493,4813,2382,8522,5012,0351,8081,6031,1901,060

Gender

 Male 30,791 48%
 Female 33,053 52%
Gender

Race

 White 54,613 85.5%
 Black Or African American 283 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 310 0.5%
 Asian 455 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.0%
 Other Race 7,268 11.4%
 Two Or More Races 908 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2031,6132,7402,6622,3611,7821,322368
Renter4361,2771,078787562382334169
Total6392,8903,8183,4492,9232,1641,656537

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 10,674 59%
 Single Guardian 4,333 24%
 Singles 2,642 15%
 Singles With Roommate 427 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 8,804 49%
 Households with Kids 9,272 51%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male575579607614662592611633588612630577557640595646594531502462
Female604577612631585527582641635587535580594581547577569550514478
Total1,1791,1561,2191,2451,2471,1191,1931,2741,2231,1991,1651,1571,1511,2211,1421,2231,1631,0811,016940

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78596 has a slightly higher 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 78596 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 2000s. Looking at 78596 real estate data, the median home value of $67,600 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 78596. Rentals in 78596 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 $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78596 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 63,195 99.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 102 0.2%
 Nursing Facilities 488 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 12 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 47 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,912 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 7,139 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 5,025 23%
 Households Vacant 3,873 18%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 434 11.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 37 1.0%
 For Sale Only 194 5.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 80 2.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 2,408 62.2%
 For Migrant Workers 16 0.4%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 704 18.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 179 3%
 1 Bedroom 972 18%
 2 Bedroom 2,291 42%
 3+ Bedroom 1,949 36%
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 $34,297 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 78596 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 78596 can expect to fall in that range. 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 14,376 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 12,778 28%
 No Earnings 19,023 41%
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 14,376 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 12,778 28%
 No Earnings 19,023 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 21,537 94.9%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 70 0.3%
 Motorcycle 63 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 404 1.8%
 Worked at Home 626 2.8%
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 6,731 40.1%
 High School Graduate 7,346 43.8%
 Associate's degree 722 4.3%
 Bachelor's degree 1,435 8.6%
 Master's degree 370 2.2%
 Professional school degree 104 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 71 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 16,289 87.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 447 2.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,812 9.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78596

ZIP Code 78596 is in the Ignite Public Schools and Community Service Center. There are 28 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78596.

Ignite Public School and Comm Serv Center at Weslaco
615 South International
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Ignite Public Schools and Community Service Center
Horton Disciplinary Alternative Education Program
104 South Garza
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Weslaco Early College High School
503 East 6th St
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Horizon Montessori II
12222 Sugarcane Dr
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Texas Educational Technologies Inc School District
Idea College Prep Weslaco
2931 East Sugar Cane Dr
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Idea Public Schools
Idea Academy Weslaco
2931 East Sugar Cane Dr
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Idea Public Schools
Central Middle School
506 East 6th St
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
F D Roosevelt Elementary
814 East Plaza
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Sam Houston Elementary
608 North Cantu
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Raul a Gonzalez Jr Elementary
3801 North 5 1/2 West
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Dr R E Margo Elementary
1701 South Bridge Ave
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Rodolfo Rudy Silva Jr Elementary
1001 West Mile 10
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Airport Elementary
410 North Airport Dr
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Memorial Elementary
1700 South Border
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
A N Rico Elementary
2202 North International Blvd
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Cleckler/Heald Elementary
1601 West Sugarcane
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Mary Hoge Middle School
2302 North International Blvd
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Beatriz G Garza Middle School
1111 West Sugar Cane Dr
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Pfc Mario Ybarra Elementary
1800 East Mile 10 North
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Armando Cuellar Middle School
1201 South Bridge St
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
North Bridge Elementary
2001 North Bridge St
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Santa Maria Daep
811 East Pk
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Santa Maria Independent School District
Weslaco High School
1005 West Pk Ave
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Hidalgo County Boot Camp
1711 North Bridge
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Weslaco East High School
810 South Pleasantview Dr
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Weslaco Independent School District
Mid Valley Christian School
417 S Westgate Dr
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Valley Grande Adventist Academy
1000 S Bridge Ave
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
San Martin De Porres Catholic School
905 N Texas Blvd
Weslaco, TX 78596
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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