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ZIP Code 78721

Primary City:Austin, TX (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Mlk-183
County: Travis County
Timezone: Central (12:29pm)
Area code: 512 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.27, -97.68
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78721

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78721. 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 78721. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78721, 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:
Austin, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 78721 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78721 is located in east Texas and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 78721 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 an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78721 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 11,425
Population Density 3,077 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,153
Median Home Value $124,800
Land Area 3.71 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,775
Median Household Income $33,798

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 29Female Median Age: 32

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male553529442408433484456413334320330227202134105936049
Female496453422418431510498394332324303281223211165170115107
Total1,049982864826864994954807666644633508425345270263175156

Gender

 Male 5,572 49%
 Female 5,853 51%
Gender

Race

 White 4,303 37.7%
 Black Or African American 3,976 34.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 176 1.5%
 Asian 79 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0%
 Other Race 2,545 22.3%
 Two Or More Races 342 3.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner14298346330290251243100
Renter1685393682942601698223
Total182837714624550420325123

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,076 29%
 Single Guardian 1,364 36%
 Singles 940 25%
 Singles With Roommate 395 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 2,280 60%
 Households with Kids 1,495 40%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male111102119106115120871109790918410176719183956888
Female921061069395967394959491857577916781829784
Total203208225199210216160204192184182169176153162158164177165172

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78721 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 78721 were primarily built in the 2000s or the 1960s. Looking at 78721 real estate data, the median home value of $124,800 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78721 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 78721 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78721 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 11,282 98.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 53 0.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 90 0.8%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,148 28%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 724 17%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,903 46%
 Households Vacant 378 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 165 44%
 Rented & Unoccupied 9 2%
 For Sale Only 62 16%
 Sold & Unoccupied 20 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 15 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 107 28%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 36 2%
 1 Bedroom 358 17%
 2 Bedroom 715 34%
 3+ Bedroom 965 47%
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 $33,798 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78721 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. Residents in ZIP code 78721 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. 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 78721 can expect to fall in that range. 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 3,016 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,395 27%
 No Earnings 3,459 39%
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 3,016 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,395 27%
 No Earnings 3,459 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,445 79%
 Public transportation 291 7%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 81 2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 421 10%
 Worked at Home 144 3%
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 1,142 32.0%
 High School Graduate 1,861 52.2%
 Associate's degree 109 3.1%
 Bachelor's degree 376 10.5%
 Master's degree 60 1.7%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 19 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,101 83%
 Enrolled in Private School 79 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 347 14%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78721

ZIP Code 78721 is in the The East Austin College Prep Academy. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78721.

The East Austin College Prep Academy
6002 Jain Ln
Austin, TX 78721
Grade Level: Middle/Combined or Ungraded
District: The East Austin College Prep Academy
Travis County J J a E P
6002 Jain Ln
Austin, TX 78721
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Austin Independent School District
Norman Elementary
4001 Tannehill Ln
Austin, TX 78721
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Austin Independent School District
Ortega Elementary
1135 Garland Ave
Austin, TX 78721
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Austin Independent School District
Sims Elementary
1203 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78721
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Austin Independent School District
The East Austin College Prep at Mlk
5800 East Martin Luther King J
Austin, TX 78721
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: The East Austin College Prep Academy
International High School
1012 Arthur Stiles
Austin, TX 78721
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Austin Independent School District
Eastside Memorial at the Johnston Campus
1012 Arthur Stiles
Austin, TX 78721
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Austin Independent School District
St James' Episcopal School
1941 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78721
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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