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ZIP Code 77617

Primary City:Gilchrist, TX (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Galveston County
Timezone: Central (12:10pm)
Coordinates:29.55, -94.44
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 77617

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 77617. 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 77617. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 77617, 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:
Gilchrist, TX
Caplen, Port Bolivar

Stats and Demographics for the 77617 ZIP Code

ZIP code 77617 is located in east Texas and covers a slightly less than average 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 77617 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also an extremely large number of single adults and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 77617 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 73
Population Density 13 people per sq mi
Housing Units 112
Median Home Value $47,900
Land Area 5.78 sq mi
Water Area 1.38 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 41
Median Household Income $35,625

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 57Male Median Age: 59Female Median Age: 55

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


 Male 42 58%
 Female 31 42%


 White 67 92%
 Black Or African American 3 4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 3 4%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 0 0%
 Two Or More Races 0 0%

Head of Household by Age

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

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 17 41%
 Single Guardian 3 7%
 Singles 17 41%
 Singles With Roommate 4 10%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 37 90%
 Households with Kids 4 10%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 77617 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 77617 were primarily built in the 1990s. Looking at 77617 real estate data, the median home value of $47,900 is low compared to the rest of the country.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 73 100%
 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 10 9%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 27 24%
 Renter Occupied Households 4 4%
 Households Vacant 71 63%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 6 8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 1 1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 61 86%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 3 4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $35,625 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. More commuters in 77617 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 43 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 18 18%
 No Earnings 38 38%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 43 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 18 18%
 No Earnings 38 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 43 84%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 5 10%
 Worked at Home 3 6%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 5 10%
 High School Graduate 34 67%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 12 24%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

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