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ZIP Code 79079

Primary City:Shamrock, TX (View All Cities)
County: Wheeler County
Timezone: Central (8:39am)
Area code: 806 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.2, -100.3
ZIP (~19 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79079

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79079. 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 79079. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79079, 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:
Shamrock, TX
Acceptable:
Twitty

Stats and Demographics for the 79079 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79079 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 79079 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79079 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,646
Population Density 5 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,469
Median Home Value $64,300
Land Area 535.65 sq mi
Water Area 0.17 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,136
Median Household Income $41,625

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
Male100828087586763747278105111757770522212
Female86849187607350876285128101718778504536
Total1861661711741181401131611341632332121461641481026748

Gender

 Male 1,285 49%
 Female 1,361 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,242 84.7%
 Black Or African American 102 3.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 36 1.4%
 Asian 12 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 191 7.2%
 Two Or More Races 63 2.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner207810917018218610833
Renter224953513223137
Total4212716222121420912140

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 586 52%
 Single Guardian 168 15%
 Singles 337 30%
 Singles With Roommate 45 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 822 72%
 Households with Kids 314 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male221614242216211211161519151513182320139
Female141914202219171313181820201516231618149
Total3635284444353825243433393530294139382718

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79079 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79079 were primarily built in the 1940s or the 1970s. Looking at 79079 real estate data, the median home value of $64,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 79079. Rentals in 79079 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79079 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,646 100%
 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 303 21%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 583 40%
 Renter Occupied Households 250 17%
 Households Vacant 333 23%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 28 8.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 0.6%
 For Sale Only 17 5.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 1.2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 95 28.5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 187 56.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 52 18%
 2 Bedroom 79 28%
 3+ Bedroom 154 54%
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 $41,625 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 79079 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 79079 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 79079 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 879 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 424 22%
 No Earnings 648 33%
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 879 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 424 22%
 No Earnings 648 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,074 91.2%
 Public transportation 5 0.4%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 89 7.6%
 Worked at Home 10 0.8%
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 150 17.5%
 High School Graduate 452 52.7%
 Associate's degree 70 8.2%
 Bachelor's degree 129 15.1%
 Master's degree 39 4.6%
 Professional school degree 6 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 11 1.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 260 71.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 22 6.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 81 22.3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79079

ZIP Code 79079 is in the Samnorwood Independent School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79079.

Samnorwood School
15781 Fm 1036
Samnorwood, TX 79079
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Samnorwood Independent School District
Shamrock Middle School
100 South Illinois
Shamrock, TX 79079
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Shamrock Independent School District
Shamrock Elementary
100 South Illinois
Shamrock, TX 79079
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Shamrock Independent School District
Shamrock High School
100 South Illinois
Shamrock, TX 79079
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Shamrock Independent School District

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