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ZIP Code 79042

Primary City:Happy, TX (View All Cities)
County: Swisher County
Timezone: Central (3:54pm)
Area code: 806 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:34.8, -101.8
ZIP (~26 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79042

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79042. 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 79042. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79042, 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:
Happy, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 79042 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79042 is located in north Texas and covers an extremely large 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 79042 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single parents and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79042 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,169
Population Density 3 people per sq mi
Housing Units 558
Median Home Value $58,000
Land Area 428.96 sq mi
Water Area 2.55 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 464
Median Household Income $54,821

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 41

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male363766321928363047403647322922122015
Female434543351935352738443431284022262416
Total7982109673863715785847078606944384431

Gender

 Male 584 50%
 Female 585 50%
Gender

Race

 White 1,070 91.5%
 Black Or African American 3 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 12 1.0%
 Asian 2 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 64 5.5%
 Two Or More Races 18 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner041616371655220
Renter822151317664
Total863767688715824

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 265 57%
 Single Guardian 57 12%
 Singles 128 28%
 Singles With Roommate 14 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 302 65%
 Households with Kids 162 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male6678869861412121315487856
Female879109138691211104641011642
Total1413161817191714152623221721818181498

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79042 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79042 were primarily built in the 1940s or the 1960s. Looking at 79042 real estate data, the median home value of $58,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 79042 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 79042 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79042 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,169 100%
 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 156 28%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 217 39%
 Renter Occupied Households 91 16%
 Households Vacant 94 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 12 13%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 4 4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 15 16%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 58 62%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 43 49%
 3+ Bedroom 44 51%
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 $54,821 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 79042 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. Most commuters in 79042 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 515 51%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 213 21%
 No Earnings 275 27%
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 515 51%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 213 21%
 No Earnings 275 27%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 576 94%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 9 1%
 Worked at Home 27 4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. 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 64 13.6%
 High School Graduate 318 67.5%
 Associate's degree 4 0.8%
 Bachelor's degree 64 13.6%
 Master's degree 12 2.5%
 Professional school degree 1 0.2%
 Doctorate degree 8 1.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 245 82%
 Enrolled in Private School 5 2%
 Not Enrolled in School 47 16%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79042

ZIP Code 79042 is in the Happy Independent School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79042.

Happy Elementary
400 North West 3rd
Happy, TX 79042
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Happy Independent School District
Happy High School
500 North West 3rd
Happy, TX 79042
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Happy Independent School District

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