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ZIP Code 78742

Primary City:Austin, TX (View All Cities)
County: Travis County
Timezone: Central (8:26am)
Area code: 512 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.24, -97.66
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78742

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78742. 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 78742. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78742, 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 78742 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78742 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 less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 78742 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 78742 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 820
Population Density 143 people per sq mi
Housing Units 322
Median Home Value $72,100
Land Area 5.74 sq mi
Water Area 0.20 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 292
Median Household Income $19,688

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 31Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 31

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male483130243528312326302327158131242
Female354428342334322720262181616171865
Total83755858586263504656443531243030107

Gender

 Male 410 50%
 Female 410 50%
Gender

Race

 White 536 65.4%
 Black Or African American 30 3.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 12 1.5%
 Asian 2 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.7%
 Other Race 184 22.4%
 Two Or More Races 50 6.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner41523303026265
Renter1243272914620
Total165850594432285

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 107 37%
 Single Guardian 77 26%
 Singles 88 30%
 Singles With Roommate 20 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 174 60%
 Households with Kids 118 40%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male12812864310867557284466
Female7784891377973451038765
Total19152012141316171515148912121112111211

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78742 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78742 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1970s. Looking at 78742 real estate data, the median home value of $72,100 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78742 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 78742 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78742 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 820 100%
 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 60 19%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 99 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 133 41%
 Households Vacant 30 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 14 47%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 7%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 3 10%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 9 30%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 10 9%
 2 Bedroom 75 64%
 3+ Bedroom 32 27%
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 $19,688 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78742 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 78742 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 178 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 194 34%
 No Earnings 202 35%
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 178 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 194 34%
 No Earnings 202 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 255 92%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 6 2%
 Worked at Home 15 5%
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 152 54%
 High School Graduate 81 29%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 27 10%
 Master's degree 15 5%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 5 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 132 74%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 46 26%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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