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ZIP Code 78959

Primary City:Waelder, TX (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (6:32am)
Coordinates:29.7, -97.3
ZIP (~11 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78959

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78959. 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 78959. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78959, 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:
Waelder, TX
Unacceptable:
Thompsonville

Stats and Demographics for the 78959 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78959 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 78959 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 single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78959 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,837
Population Density 12 people per sq mi
Housing Units 969
Median Home Value $53,800
Land Area 156.23 sq mi
Water Area 0.22 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 680
Median Household Income $39,648

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male53656263645647575870837567483424177
Female706558625445545046617266593532182020
Total1231301201251181011011071041311551411268366423727

Gender

 Male 950 52%
 Female 887 48%
Gender

Race

 White 1,119 61%
 Black Or African American 205 11%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 18 1%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 462 25%
 Two Or More Races 33 2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner92652114130864619
Renter194435373216114
Total2870871511621025723

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 332 49%
 Single Guardian 147 22%
 Singles 162 24%
 Singles With Roommate 39 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 469 69%
 Households with Kids 211 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male9175111412131313138111614999231316
Female8102114151210151315131497101412141214
Total1727262529242328262821252521192321372530

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78959 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78959 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 78959 real estate data, the median home value of $53,800 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78959 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 78959 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78959 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,837 100%
 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 197 20%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 285 29%
 Renter Occupied Households 198 20%
 Households Vacant 289 30%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 24 8.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 0.7%
 For Sale Only 10 3.5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 144 49.8%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 108 37.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 6 3%
 1 Bedroom 15 8%
 2 Bedroom 60 32%
 3+ Bedroom 106 57%
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 $39,648 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78959 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. Most commuters in 78959 can expect to fall in that range. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 918 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 209 11%
 No Earnings 798 41%
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 918 48%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 209 11%
 No Earnings 798 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 972 93.1%
 Public transportation 5 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 34 3.3%
 Worked at Home 33 3.2%
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 a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 307 39.9%
 High School Graduate 373 48.4%
 Associate's degree 9 1.2%
 Bachelor's degree 76 9.9%
 Master's degree 5 0.6%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 255 86.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 5 1.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 35 11.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78959

ZIP Code 78959 is in the Waelder Independent School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78959.

Waelder School
201 Us Hwy 90 West
Waelder, TX 78959
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Waelder Independent School District

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