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ZIP Code 79830

Primary City:Alpine, TX (View All Cities)
County: Brewster County
Timezone: Central (9:39am)
Area code: 432 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.0, -103.4
ZIP (~54 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79830

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79830. 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 79830. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79830, 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:
Alpine, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 79830 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79830 is located in west 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 79830 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79830 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 7,682
Population Density 4 people per sq mi
Housing Units 4,117
Median Home Value $127,600
Land Area 2,009.76 sq mi
Water Area 3.69 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 3,460
Median Household Income $42,062

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 38Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male254242204194326357202229192224255296283195175967941
Female22520522321229425623519822027625829227420313612495112
Total479447427406620613437427412500513588557398311220174153

Gender

 Male 3,844 50%
 Female 3,838 50%
Gender

Race

 White 6,678 86.9%
 Black Or African American 99 1.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 81 1.1%
 Asian 60 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 526 6.8%
 Two Or More Races 236 3.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner4619726138851039422588
Renter241355171203206925429
Total287552432591716486279117

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,471 43%
 Single Guardian 491 14%
 Singles 1,239 36%
 Singles With Roommate 259 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 2,607 75%
 Households with Kids 853 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4947466039535554415629393743353545304950
Female4134385843333944464638434353314642365754
Total90818411882869498871026782809666818766106104

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79830 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79830 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 79830 real estate data, the median home value of $127,600 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 79830. Rentals in 79830 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79830 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 7,611 99.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 36 0.5%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 33 0.4%
 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 971 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,138 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,351 33%
 Households Vacant 657 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 122 18.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 12 1.8%
 For Sale Only 59 9.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 18 2.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 229 34.9%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 216 32.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 131 10%
 1 Bedroom 267 20%
 2 Bedroom 553 41%
 3+ Bedroom 385 29%
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 $42,062 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 79830 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 79830 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 2,668 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,513 25%
 No Earnings 1,840 31%
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 2,668 44%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,513 25%
 No Earnings 1,840 31%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 3,217 89.4%
 Public transportation 1 0.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 12 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 228 6.3%
 Worked at Home 139 3.9%
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 306 12.5%
 High School Graduate 1,173 47.9%
 Associate's degree 115 4.7%
 Bachelor's degree 486 19.8%
 Master's degree 250 10.2%
 Professional school degree 16 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 105 4.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,023 80.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 177 13.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 70 5.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79830

ZIP Code 79830 is in the Alpine Independent School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79830.

Alpine Elementary
200 East Ave a
Alpine, TX 79830
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Alpine Independent School District
Alpine Middle School
801 Middle School Dr
Alpine, TX 79830
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Alpine Independent School District
Alpine High School
300 East Hendryx
Alpine, TX 79830
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Alpine Independent School District
Alpine Montessori School
908 N 6th St
Alpine, TX 79830
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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