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ZIP Code 78942

Primary City:Giddings, TX (View All Cities)
County: Lee County
Timezone: Central (4:50am)
Area code: 979 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.2, -96.9
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78942

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78942. 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 78942. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78942, 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:
Giddings, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 78942 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78942 is located in east 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 78942 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78942 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,989
Population Density 44 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,712
Median Home Value $115,500
Land Area 205.64 sq mi
Water Area 0.90 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,091
Median Household Income $43,798

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 36Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male3203163705822822442862602732923202891991991401137578
Female332335327303234259248241277314300244187197160120134139
Total652651697885516503534501550606620533386396300233209217

Gender

 Male 4,638 52%
 Female 4,351 48%
Gender

Race

 White 6,759 75.2%
 Black Or African American 959 10.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 71 0.8%
 Asian 45 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 7 0.1%
 Other Race 967 10.8%
 Two Or More Races 181 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3323535549542434426494
Renter6822717316889603725
Total101462528663513404301119

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,723 56%
 Single Guardian 518 17%
 Singles 734 24%
 Singles With Roommate 116 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,935 63%
 Households with Kids 1,156 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male6260686262634472757676597881971371371377470
Female7658637664667362706271636071696070594537
Total138118131138126129117134145138147122138152166197207196119107

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78942 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78942 were primarily built in the 1970s. Looking at 78942 real estate data, the median home value of $115,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78942 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 78942 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78942 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,464 94.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 38 0.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 293 3.3%
 Nursing Facilities 161 1.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 3 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 30 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 989 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,255 34%
 Renter Occupied Households 847 23%
 Households Vacant 621 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 114 18.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 10 1.6%
 For Sale Only 48 7.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 20 3.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 206 33.2%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 221 35.6%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 41 5%
 1 Bedroom 70 8%
 2 Bedroom 458 54%
 3+ Bedroom 283 33%
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 $43,798 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78942 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 78942 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 2,702 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,541 23%
 No Earnings 2,330 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 2,702 41%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,541 23%
 No Earnings 2,330 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,319 88.9%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 11 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 267 7.2%
 Worked at Home 135 3.6%
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 747 30%
 High School Graduate 1,413 56%
 Associate's degree 97 4%
 Bachelor's degree 133 5%
 Master's degree 114 5%
 Professional school degree 22 1%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,651 84.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 124 6.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 188 9.6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78942

ZIP Code 78942 is in the Giddings Independent School District. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78942.

Giddings Elementary
1402 East Industry St
Giddings, TX 78942
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Giddings Independent School District
Giddings Middle School
2248 North Main
Giddings, TX 78942
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Giddings Independent School District
Giddings Int
2337 North Main
Giddings, TX 78942
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Giddings Independent School District
Giddings State School
2261 James Turman Rd
Giddings, TX 78942
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Texas Juvenile Justice Department School District
Giddings High School
2337 North Main
Giddings, TX 78942
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Giddings Independent School District
St Paul Lutheran Serbin School
1578 County Road 211
Giddings, TX 78942
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Immanuel Lutheran School
382 N Grimes St
Giddings, TX 78942
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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