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ZIP Code 79839

Primary City:Fort Hancock, TX (View All Cities)
County: Hudspeth County
Timezone: Mountain (7:37am)
Area code: 915 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:31.4, -105.7
ZIP (~41 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79839

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79839. 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 79839. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79839, 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:
Fort Hancock, TX
Unacceptable:
Mc Nary

Stats and Demographics for the 79839 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79839 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 79839 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 an extremely small number of single adults and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79839 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,938
Population Density 4 people per sq mi
Housing Units 715
Median Home Value $38,500
Land Area 483.54 sq mi
Water Area 0.30 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 582
Median Household Income $19,583

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 30Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 31

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male8575107106575633485266504146442620164
Female7210098116525559516869634950342520205
Total15717520522210911192991201351139096785140369

Gender

 Male 932 48%
 Female 1,006 52%
Gender

Race

 White 1,458 75.2%
 Black Or African American 8 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 13 0.7%
 Asian 6 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 419 21.6%
 Two Or More Races 34 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1362961128271386
Renter12171325161072
Total25791091379881458

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 361 62.0%
 Single Guardian 121 20.8%
 Singles 96 16.5%
 Singles With Roommate 4 0.7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 265 46%
 Households with Kids 317 54%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1717191114151812161728152720232517261514
Female1013111924222121122115201824213125112810
Total2730303038373933283843354544445642374324

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79839 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79839 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 2000s. Looking at 79839 real estate data, the median home value of $38,500 is low compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 79839 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79839 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,938 100%
 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 107 15%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 373 52%
 Renter Occupied Households 102 14%
 Households Vacant 133 19%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 5 3.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.8%
 For Sale Only 1 0.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 2.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 52 39.1%
 For Migrant Workers 3 2.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 68 51.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 7 9%
 2 Bedroom 21 27%
 3+ Bedroom 50 64%
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 $19,583 is compared to the rest of the country.

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. However, that is not the case in 79839. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 500 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 244 18%
 No Earnings 597 45%
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 500 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 244 18%
 No Earnings 597 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 583 87%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 48 7%
 Worked at Home 39 6%
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 285 57%
 High School Graduate 123 25%
 Associate's degree 6 1%
 Bachelor's degree 58 12%
 Master's degree 8 2%
 Professional school degree 16 3%
 Doctorate degree 4 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 470 91%
 Enrolled in Private School 2 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 47 9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79839

ZIP Code 79839 is in the Ft Hancock Independent School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79839.

Fort Hancock Middle School
100 School Dr
Fort Hancock, TX 79839
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Ft Hancock Independent School District
Benito Martinez Elementary
100 School Dr
Fort Hancock, TX 79839
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ft Hancock Independent School District
Fort Hancock High School
100 School Dr
Fort Hancock, TX 79839
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Ft Hancock Independent School District

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