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ZIP Code 79831

Primary City:Alpine, TX (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Brewster County
Timezone: Central (7:02am)
Area code: 432 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:29.9, -103.5
ZIP (~60 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79831

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79831. 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 79831. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79831, 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 79831 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79831 is located in west Texas and covers a 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 79831 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely small while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also an extremely small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79831 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 29
Population Density 0 people per sq mi
Housing Units 29
Land Area 348.19 sq mi
Water Area 0.22 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 18

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 60Male Median Age: 62Female Median Age: 60

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


 Male 17 59%
 Female 12 41%


 White 23 79%
 Black Or African American 0 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 4 14%
 Two Or More Races 2 7%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 9 50%
 Single Guardian 1 6%
 Singles 8 44%
 Singles With Roommate 0 0%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 18 100%
 Households with Kids 0 0%
Households with Kids

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79831 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79831 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Rentals in 79831 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79831 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 29 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5 17%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 6 21%
 Renter Occupied Households 7 24%
 Households Vacant 11 38%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 6 55%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 5 45%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 0 0%
 3+ Bedroom 6 100%
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

ZIP 79831 is unusual in that "Worked at Home" is the most frequent method of transportation to work instead of vehicles. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. A higher percentage of people in 79831 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11 52%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10 48%
 No Earnings 0 0%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 11 52%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 10 48%
 No Earnings 0 0%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 0 0%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 21 100%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 79831 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. 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 0 0%
 High School Graduate 5 45%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 0 0%
 Master's degree 6 55%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

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