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ZIP Code 79842

Primary City:Marathon, TX (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Brewster County
Timezone: Central (5:46am)
Area code: 432 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.0, -102.8
ZIP (~35 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79842

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79842. 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 79842. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79842, 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:
Marathon, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 79842 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79842 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 79842 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a large number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79842 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 498
Population Density 1 people per sq mi
Housing Units 392
Median Home Value $69,100
Land Area 620.31 sq mi
Water Area 0.62 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 218
Median Household Income $40,500

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 52Male Median Age: 52Female Median Age: 51

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


 Male 235 47%
 Female 263 53%


 White 445 89.4%
 Black Or African American 1 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 1.2%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.2%
 Other Race 43 8.6%
 Two Or More Races 2 0.4%

Head of Household by Age

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

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 106 49%
 Single Guardian 30 14%
 Singles 70 32%
 Singles With Roommate 12 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 171 78%
 Households with Kids 47 22%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79842 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 79842 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 79842 real estate data, the median home value of $69,100 is low 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 79842. Rentals in 79842 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79842 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 498 100%
 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 51 13%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 111 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 56 14%
 Households Vacant 174 44%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 15 8.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.6%
 For Sale Only 7 4.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 62 35.6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 87 50.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 26 38%
 2 Bedroom 12 17%
 3+ Bedroom 31 45%
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 $40,500 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 79842 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. A higher percentage of people in 79842 than almost anywhere in the country avoid a commute altogether by working at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 79842 can expect to fall in that range. 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 205 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 158 28%
 No Earnings 198 35%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 205 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 158 28%
 No Earnings 198 35%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 256 76%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 13 4%
 Worked at Home 70 21%
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. 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 56 23%
 High School Graduate 115 46%
 Associate's degree 19 8%
 Bachelor's degree 33 13%
 Master's degree 25 10%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 67 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79842

ZIP Code 79842 is in the Marathon Independent School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79842.

Marathon Independent School Dist
109 NE 5th St
Marathon, TX 79842
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Marathon Independent School District

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