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ZIP Code 79720

Primary City:Big Spring, TX (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (5:39am)
Coordinates:32.3, -101.4
ZIP (~37 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79720

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79720. 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 79720. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79720, 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:
Big Spring, TX
Acceptable:
Vealmoor

Stats and Demographics for the 79720 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79720 is located in central 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 79720 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 large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79720 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 33,640
Population Density 37 people per sq mi
Housing Units 12,529
Median Home Value $65,700
Land Area 910.98 sq mi
Water Area 3.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 10,805
Median Household Income $45,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,0951,0819681,3581,5031,4251,3281,0301,3011,8352,0201,294771686445416277208
Female1,0661,0209891,0749239378378128571,0011,025924767638549504356320
Total2,1612,1011,9572,4322,4262,3622,1651,8422,1582,8363,0452,2181,5381,324994920633528

Gender

 Male 19,041 57%
 Female 14,599 43%
Gender

Race

 White 24,719 73.5%
 Black Or African American 2,169 6.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 308 0.9%
 Asian 266 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 13 0.0%
 Other Race 5,452 16.2%
 Two Or More Races 713 2.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1617809881,5291,5451,166856235
Renter42582460666647526321175
Total5861,6041,5942,1952,0201,4291,067310

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,067 47%
 Single Guardian 2,285 21%
 Singles 2,959 27%
 Singles With Roommate 494 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 7,082 66%
 Households with Kids 3,723 34%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male227201227233225208210233205200193200172203185214297374288429
Female220199218208218187187211217203193229180184191203197248235194
Total447400445441443395397444422403386429352387376417494622523623

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79720 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79720 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 79720 real estate data, the median home value of $65,700 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 79720 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 79720 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $750-$999/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79720 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 27,560 81.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 5,296 15.7%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 280 0.8%
 Other Institutional 192 0.6%
 College Student Housing 264 0.8%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 48 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,260 26%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 4,000 32%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,545 28%
 Households Vacant 1,724 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 463 27%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 1%
 For Sale Only 142 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 54 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 59 3%
 For Migrant Workers 14 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 972 56%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 237 7%
 1 Bedroom 590 17%
 2 Bedroom 1,364 39%
 3+ Bedroom 1,306 37%
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 $45,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 79720 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. More commuters in 79720 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 9,455 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,122 19%
 No Earnings 12,878 47%
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 9,455 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,122 19%
 No Earnings 12,878 47%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,426 93.9%
 Public transportation 3 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 24 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 494 4.1%
 Worked at Home 224 1.8%
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. 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 3,997 29.8%
 High School Graduate 7,125 53.2%
 Associate's degree 840 6.3%
 Bachelor's degree 904 6.7%
 Master's degree 348 2.6%
 Professional school degree 151 1.1%
 Doctorate degree 28 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 5,289 85.0%
 Enrolled in Private School 244 3.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 692 11.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79720

ZIP Code 79720 is in the Big Spring Independent School District. There are 9 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79720.

Big Spring Aep
708 East 11th Place
Big Spring, TX 79720
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Big Spring Independent School District
Goliad Elementary
1900 South Goliad
Big Spring, TX 79720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Big Spring Independent School District
Goliad Int
2000 Goliad St
Big Spring, TX 79720
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Big Spring Independent School District
Kentwood Elementary
2500 Merrily Dr
Big Spring, TX 79720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Big Spring Independent School District
Marcy Elementary
2101 Wasson Rd
Big Spring, TX 79720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Big Spring Independent School District
Moss Elementary
3200 Fordham Ave
Big Spring, TX 79720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Big Spring Independent School District
Washington Elementary
1201 Birdwell Ln
Big Spring, TX 79720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Big Spring Independent School District
Forsan El at Elbow
5001 Nichols Rd
Big Spring, TX 79720
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Forsan Independent School District
Big Spring High School
707 East 11th Place
Big Spring, TX 79720
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Big Spring Independent School District

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