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ZIP Code 79602

Primary City:Abilene, TX (View All Cities)
County: Taylor County
Timezone: Central (3:38am)
Area code: 325 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.3, -99.7
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79602

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79602. 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 79602. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79602, 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:
Abilene, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 79602 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79602 is located in central 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 79602 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79602 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 21,519
Population Density 187 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,917
Median Home Value $124,400
Land Area 114.79 sq mi
Water Area 1.16 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,133
Median Household Income $51,295

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 34Female Median Age: 35

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male84177575770468187470867668479583860953734328323011782
Female874777724700777880711667663800840680509434383263162141
Total1,7151,5521,4811,4041,4581,7541,4191,3431,3471,5951,6781,2891,046777666493279223

Gender

 Male 10,534 49%
 Female 10,985 51%
Gender

Race

 White 17,539 81.5%
 Black Or African American 1,192 5.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 140 0.7%
 Asian 320 1.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 21 0.1%
 Other Race 1,599 7.4%
 Two Or More Races 708 3.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1509319571,3401,079737471134
Renter4256384443992411006126
Total5751,5691,4011,7391,320837532160

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,348 53%
 Single Guardian 1,415 17%
 Singles 1,921 24%
 Singles With Roommate 449 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,161 63%
 Households with Kids 2,972 37%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male175178187148174167154154126157153141153153152144149151108142
Female159174170192174151134149169162143140140139130171158137104124
Total334352357340348318288303295319296281293292282315307288212266

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79602 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79602 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 2000s. Looking at 79602 real estate data, the median home value of $124,400 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 79602. Rentals in 79602 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 $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79602 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 20,826 96.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 100 0.5%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 593 2.8%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,823 43%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,976 22%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,334 26%
 Households Vacant 784 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 269 34.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 15 1.9%
 For Sale Only 140 17.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 49 6.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 46 5.9%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 264 33.7%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 109 4%
 1 Bedroom 642 26%
 2 Bedroom 874 35%
 3+ Bedroom 889 35%
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 $51,295 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 79602 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. The commute in 79602 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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 7,515 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,095 25%
 No Earnings 4,909 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 7,515 45%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,095 25%
 No Earnings 4,909 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 9,318 91%
 Public transportation 92 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 92 1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 498 5%
 Worked at Home 240 2%
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 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 1,012 14%
 High School Graduate 3,683 52%
 Associate's degree 535 8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,265 18%
 Master's degree 339 5%
 Professional school degree 139 2%
 Doctorate degree 97 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,720 79%
 Enrolled in Private School 425 9%
 Not Enrolled in School 589 12%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79602

ZIP Code 79602 is in the Abilene Independent School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79602.

Jefferson Opportunity Center
1741 South 14th St
Abilene, TX 79602
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Abilene Independent School District
Adult Learning Center
1929 South 11th
Abilene, TX 79602
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Abilene Independent School District
Reassignment Center
1101 South 9th St
Abilene, TX 79602
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Abilene Independent School District
Juvenile Detention Center
889 South 25th St
Abilene, TX 79602
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Abilene Independent School District
Acadia Abilene Behavioral Health
4225 Woods Place
Abilene, TX 79602
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Abilene Independent School District
Taylor County Learning Center
889 South 25th
Abilene, TX 79602
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Merkel Independent School District
Bowie Elementary
1733 South 20th St
Abilene, TX 79602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Locust Ecc
625 South 8th St
Abilene, TX 79602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Thomas Elementary
1240 Lakeside Dr
Abilene, TX 79602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Day Nursery of Abilene
625 South 8th St
Abilene, TX 79602
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District

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