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ZIP Code 79843

Primary City:Marfa, TX (View All Cities)
County: Presidio County
Timezone: Central (6:42am)
Area code: 432 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.2, -104.4
ZIP (~41 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79843

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79843. 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 79843. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79843, 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:
Marfa, TX
Acceptable:
Shafter

Stats and Demographics for the 79843 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79843 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 79843 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79843 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,503
Population Density 2 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,536
Median Home Value $89,100
Land Area 1,473.62 sq mi
Water Area 0.60 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,105
Median Household Income $45,245

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male847968826668625787888080937473352926
Female896764615386658374708599977364444949
Total173146132143119154127140161158165179190147137797875

Gender

 Male 1,231 49%
 Female 1,272 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,220 88.7%
 Black Or African American 14 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 17 0.7%
 Asian 1 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 193 7.7%
 Two Or More Races 58 2.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1043861211791419346
Renter3110166606038219
Total4114415218123917911455

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 443 40%
 Single Guardian 217 20%
 Singles 360 33%
 Singles With Roommate 85 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 823 74%
 Households with Kids 282 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male15221719122214171491514171318191218158
Female141819222281710101081217179131616715
Total2940364134303127241923263430273228342223

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79843 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79843 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 79843 real estate data, the median home value of $89,100 is slightly less than average 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 79843. Rentals in 79843 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally < $200/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79843 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,503 100%
 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 249 16%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 470 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 386 25%
 Households Vacant 431 28%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 31 7.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.2%
 For Sale Only 35 8.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 0.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 219 50.8%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 142 32.9%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 15 6%
 1 Bedroom 167 65%
 2 Bedroom 27 11%
 3+ Bedroom 47 18%
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 $45,245 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 79843 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. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 79843 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 79843 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 781 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 510 24%
 No Earnings 830 39%
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 781 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 510 24%
 No Earnings 830 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 943 84%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 69 6%
 Worked at Home 104 9%
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 191 20%
 High School Graduate 304 32%
 Associate's degree 15 2%
 Bachelor's degree 331 35%
 Master's degree 71 8%
 Professional school degree 24 3%
 Doctorate degree 9 1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 254 89%
 Enrolled in Private School 9 3%
 Not Enrolled in School 21 7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79843

ZIP Code 79843 is in the Marfa Independent School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79843.

Marfa Elementary
413 West Columbia St
Marfa, TX 79843
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Marfa Independent School District
Marfa Junior/Senior High School
300 North Gonzales St
Marfa, TX 79843
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Marfa Independent School District

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