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ZIP Code 78947

Primary City:Lexington, TX (View All Cities)
County: Lee County
Timezone: Central (11:48pm)
Area code: 979 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.4, -97.1
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78947

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78947. 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 78947. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78947, 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:
Lexington, TX
Unacceptable:
Blue, Leo, Tanglewood

Stats and Demographics for the 78947 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78947 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 78947 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a large number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78947 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,475
Population Density 21 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,149
Median Home Value $124,500
Land Area 213.75 sq mi
Water Area 1.24 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,791
Median Household Income $64,516

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1261331771549510711414312718219317516011984663429
Female1391461401447898125112146203211163167114105784345
Total2652793172981732052392552733854043383272331891447774

Gender

 Male 2,218 50%
 Female 2,257 50%
Gender

Race

 White 4,025 89.9%
 Black Or African American 263 5.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 23 0.5%
 Asian 8 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.2%
 Other Race 76 1.7%
 Two Or More Races 70 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1813920434035723114753
Renter2352625846351511
Total4119126639840326616264

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,072 60%
 Single Guardian 237 13%
 Singles 418 23%
 Singles With Roommate 64 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,222 68%
 Households with Kids 569 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2229301925282416403435373041303333411716
Female2032342824333233242628223430442728232211
Total4261644749615649646063596471746061643927

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78947 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78947 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 2000s. Looking at 78947 real estate data, the median home value of $124,500 is slightly less than average 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 78947. Rentals in 78947 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78947 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,475 100%
 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 780 36%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 709 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 302 14%
 Households Vacant 358 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 38 10.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 0.6%
 For Sale Only 29 8.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 148 41.3%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 137 38.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 4 2%
 1 Bedroom 30 14%
 2 Bedroom 106 48%
 3+ Bedroom 81 37%
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 $64,516 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 78947 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. However, that is not the case in 78947. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. 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 1,752 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 581 16%
 No Earnings 1,357 37%
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 1,752 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 581 16%
 No Earnings 1,357 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,844 88.5%
 Public transportation 13 0.6%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 17 0.8%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 71 3.4%
 Worked at Home 139 6.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 141 9%
 High School Graduate 1,102 67%
 Associate's degree 128 8%
 Bachelor's degree 217 13%
 Master's degree 31 2%
 Professional school degree 18 1%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 886 92.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 3 0.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 65 6.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78947

ZIP Code 78947 is in the Lexington Independent School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78947.

Lexington Elementary School
222 Fifth St
Lexington, TX 78947
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lexington Independent School District
Lexington Middle School
121 Third St
Lexington, TX 78947
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Lexington Independent School District
Lexington High School
8783 North Hwy 77
Lexington, TX 78947
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Lexington Independent School District

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