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ZIP Code 79536

Primary City:Merkel, TX (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (2:05am)
Coordinates:32.5, -100.0
ZIP (~21 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79536

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79536. 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 79536. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79536, 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:
Merkel, TX
Unacceptable:
Blair, Noodle, Stith

Stats and Demographics for the 79536 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79536 is located in central Texas and covers a 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 79536 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 slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79536 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,988
Population Density 16 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,264
Median Home Value $64,600
Land Area 316.65 sq mi
Water Area 0.31 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,956
Median Household Income $45,054

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male146166164191134135129165156209204152143117105603427
Female147160182171123142147158155200216183141119107854768
Total2933263463622572772763233114094203352842362121458195

Gender

 Male 2,437 49%
 Female 2,551 51%
Gender

Race

 White 4,511 90.4%
 Black Or African American 53 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 34 0.7%
 Asian 11 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.1%
 Other Race 304 6.1%
 Two Or More Races 70 1.4%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner3115823038232424413045
Renter4776967647352213
Total7823432645837127915258

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,108 57%
 Single Guardian 282 14%
 Singles 481 25%
 Singles With Roommate 85 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 1,312 67%
 Households with Kids 644 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2235343736312536382833294133392740473834
Female1728294029363329333237482441353751252322
Total3963637765675865716070776574746491726156

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79536 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79536 were primarily built in the 1980s. Looking at 79536 real estate data, the median home value of $64,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 79536 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 79536 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79536 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,935 98.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 51 1.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 2 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 759 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 785 35%
 Renter Occupied Households 412 18%
 Households Vacant 308 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 42 14%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 2%
 For Sale Only 28 9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 18 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 27 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 186 60%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 20 6%
 2 Bedroom 129 36%
 3+ Bedroom 205 58%
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 $45,054 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 79536 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, 79536 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 79536 can expect to fall in that range. 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 1,539 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 904 26%
 No Earnings 1,072 30%
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 1,539 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 904 26%
 No Earnings 1,072 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,990 95.4%
 Public transportation 9 0.4%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 73 3.5%
 Worked at Home 13 0.6%
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. 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 286 21.0%
 High School Graduate 761 55.8%
 Associate's degree 118 8.6%
 Bachelor's degree 165 12.1%
 Master's degree 8 0.6%
 Professional school degree 10 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 17 1.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 615 81.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 26 3.4%
 Not Enrolled in School 113 15.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79536

ZIP Code 79536 is in the Merkel Independent School District. There are 5 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79536.

Merkel Elementary
1602 South 5th
Merkel, TX 79536
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Merkel Independent School District
Merkel Int
1601 South 3rd
Merkel, TX 79536
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Merkel Independent School District
Merkel Middle School
S 3rd and Ash
Merkel, TX 79536
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Merkel Independent School District
Merkel High School
2000 South 7th St
Merkel, TX 79536
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Merkel Independent School District
Merkel J H
S 3rd and Ash St
Merkel, TX 79536
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Merkel Independent School District

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