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ZIP Code 78879

Primary City:Rio Frio, TX (View All Cities)
County: Real County
Timezone: Central (4:07pm)
Area code: 830 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:29.68, -99.68
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78879

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78879. 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 78879. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78879, 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:
Rio Frio, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 78879 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78879 is located in central 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 78879 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78879 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 264
Population Density 6 people per sq mi
Housing Units 223
Median Home Value $134,200
Land Area 45.25 sq mi
Water Area 0.10 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 117
Median Household Income $36,806

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 56Male Median Age: 56Female Median Age: 55

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4356652655618121311822
Female361373067761318131181257
Total79181395813121119362524192079

Gender

 Male 119 45%
 Female 145 55%
Gender

Race

 White 234 88.6%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.4%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 28 10.6%
 Two Or More Races 1 0.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner116102525147
Renter12658411
Total2312153329158

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 65 56%
 Single Guardian 13 11%
 Singles 36 31%
 Singles With Roommate 3 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 94 80%
 Households with Kids 23 20%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male20020030010202013021
Female12002010302344221110
Total32022040312546234131

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78879 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 78879 were primarily built in the 2000s. Looking at 78879 real estate data, the median home value of $134,200 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78879 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 264 100%
 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 29 13%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 60 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 28 13%
 Households Vacant 106 48%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 5 5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 94 89%
 For Migrant Workers 1 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 5 5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $36,806 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78879 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. A higher percentage of people in 78879 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. In 78879 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 29 10%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 34 11%
 No Earnings 237 79%
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 29 10%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 34 11%
 No Earnings 237 79%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 24 51%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 23 49%
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 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 27 20%
 High School Graduate 23 17%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 44 33%
 Master's degree 32 24%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 7 5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

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