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ZIP Code 79605

Primary City:Abilene, TX (View All Cities)
County: Taylor County
Timezone: Central (2:15am)
Area code: 325 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:32.43, -99.80
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79605

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79605. 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 79605. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79605, 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 79605 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79605 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 higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 79605 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 small number of families and a large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79605 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 30,098
Population Density 2,744 people per sq mi
Housing Units 13,083
Median Home Value $88,300
Land Area 10.97 sq mi
Water Area 0.03 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 11,994
Median Household Income $41,305

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 31Female Median Age: 36

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,1911,0649081,1011,4451,298921774710906975811602463446377272195
Female1,1119329391,1051,3691,2469077698481,0271,043948761631584527424468
Total2,3021,9961,8472,2062,8142,5441,8281,5431,5581,9332,0181,7591,3631,0941,030904696663

Gender

 Male 14,459 48%
 Female 15,639 52%
Gender

Race

 White 23,975 79.7%
 Black Or African American 2,226 7.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 222 0.7%
 Asian 438 1.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 25 0.1%
 Other Race 2,162 7.2%
 Two Or More Races 1,050 3.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1798928941,4161,4181,069917331
Renter8801,354791789474306170114
Total1,0592,2461,6852,2051,8921,3751,087445

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,369 45%
 Single Guardian 2,348 20%
 Singles 3,512 29%
 Singles With Roommate 765 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 8,117 68%
 Households with Kids 3,877 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male219278230234216211218203216197174196161180216196183228278299
Female242219222192200203179178172209162198199171182159195271298289
Total461497452426416414397381388406336394360351398355378499576588

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79605 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79605 were primarily built in the 1950s. Looking at 79605 real estate data, the median home value of $88,300 is slightly less than average 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 79605. Rentals in 79605 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79605 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 29,250 97.2%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 232 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 565 1.9%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 51 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,142 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,974 23%
 Renter Occupied Households 4,878 37%
 Households Vacant 1,089 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 544 50.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 1.7%
 For Sale Only 155 14.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 38 3.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 35 3.2%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 297 27.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 115 2%
 1 Bedroom 1,005 20%
 2 Bedroom 2,199 44%
 3+ Bedroom 1,652 33%
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 $41,305 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 79605 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. The commute in 79605 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 9,887 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,530 24%
 No Earnings 7,491 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 9,887 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,530 24%
 No Earnings 7,491 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 12,730 92%
 Public transportation 133 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 621 5%
 Worked at Home 302 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 1,160 14%
 High School Graduate 4,636 55%
 Associate's degree 535 6%
 Bachelor's degree 1,454 17%
 Master's degree 369 4%
 Professional school degree 103 1%
 Doctorate degree 110 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,561 80%
 Enrolled in Private School 320 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 793 14%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79605

ZIP Code 79605 is in the Premier High School District. There are 15 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79605.

Premier High School of Abilene
3161 South 23rd St 4
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Premier High School District
Sp Ed Homebound
2970 South 6th St
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Abilene Independent School District
Austin Elementary
2341 Greenbriar Dr
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Bonham Elementary
4250 Potomac Ave
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Jackson Elementary
2650 South 32nd St
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Johnston Elementary
3602 North 12th St
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Madison Middle School
3145 Barrow St
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Reagan Elementary
5340 Hartford St
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Clack Middle School
1610 Corsicana Ave
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Sp Ed O J T
2970 South 6th St
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Crockett Early Headstart
3282 South 13th
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Reagan Early Childhood
5340 Hartford St
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Abilene Independent School District
Cooper High School
3639 Sayles Blvd
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Abilene Independent School District
St Johns Episcopal School
1600 Sherman Dr
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Cornerstone Christian School
718 Barrow St
Abilene, TX 79605
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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