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ZIP Code 79603

Primary City:Abilene, TX (View All Cities)
County: Taylor County
Timezone: Central (9:08pm)
Area code: 325 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.4, -99.9
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79603

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79603. 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 79603. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79603, 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
Unacceptable:
Impact

Stats and Demographics for the 79603 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79603 is located in central Texas and covers a slightly less 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 79603 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79603 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 24,288
Population Density 416 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,590
Median Home Value $66,600
Land Area 58.40 sq mi
Water Area 0.04 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,764
Median Household Income $38,176

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 35

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,112960903858920925694645687795730643553425362261193144
Female963988874860908942733716680782766696644478446427315260
Total2,0751,9481,7771,7181,8281,8671,4271,3611,3671,5771,4961,3391,197903808688508404

Gender

 Male 11,810 49%
 Female 12,478 51%
Gender

Race

 White 16,881 69.5%
 Black Or African American 2,787 11.5%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 187 0.8%
 Asian 189 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 17 0.1%
 Other Race 3,373 13.9%
 Two Or More Races 854 3.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1577067961,0841,096894697239
Renter4548155895683511819839
Total6111,5211,3851,6521,4471,075795278

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,955 45%
 Single Guardian 2,186 25%
 Singles 2,150 25%
 Singles With Roommate 473 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,389 61%
 Households with Kids 3,375 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male233210248225210193208175174199181188169166174173180170161163
Female163202204181223190187178210189182170165168182168202171137161
Total396412452406433383395353384388363358334334356341382341298324

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79603 has a small 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 79603 were primarily built in the 1950s. Looking at 79603 real estate data, the median home value of $66,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 79603 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 79603 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79603 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 23,763 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 294 1%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 231 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,953 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,716 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,095 32%
 Households Vacant 826 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 383 46%
 Rented & Unoccupied 11 1%
 For Sale Only 95 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 20 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 30 4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 287 35%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 92 3%
 1 Bedroom 428 16%
 2 Bedroom 711 26%
 3+ Bedroom 1,515 55%
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 $38,176 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 79603 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, 79603 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. The commute in 79603 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 7,403 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,087 23%
 No Earnings 6,348 36%
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 7,403 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,087 23%
 No Earnings 6,348 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 9,380 94.2%
 Public transportation 28 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 20 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 434 4.4%
 Worked at Home 100 1.0%
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. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,753 25.0%
 High School Graduate 4,112 58.6%
 Associate's degree 382 5.4%
 Bachelor's degree 597 8.5%
 Master's degree 120 1.7%
 Professional school degree 24 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 30 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,959 85.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 209 3.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 645 11.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79603

ZIP Code 79603 is in the Abilene Independent School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79603.

Taylor County Learning Center
2002 Jameson St
Abilene, TX 79603
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Abilene Independent School District
New J J a E P
842 Mockingbird
Abilene, TX 79603
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Jim Ned Cisd School District
Fannin Elementary
2726 North 18th St
Abilene, TX 79603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Lee Elementary
1026 North Pioneer Dr
Abilene, TX 79603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Long Elementary
3600 Sherry Ln
Abilene, TX 79603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Mann Middle School
2545 Mimosa Dr
Abilene, TX 79603
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Ortiz Elementary
2550 Vogel
Abilene, TX 79603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Martinez Elementary
1250 Merchant St
Abilene, TX 79603
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Abilene High School
2800 North 6th St
Abilene, TX 79603
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Taylor County Learning Center
2002 Jameson St
Abilene, TX 79603
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Wylie Independent School District

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