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ZIP Code 78579

Primary City:Progreso, TX (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Hidalgo County
Timezone: Central (11:59pm)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.094, -97.959
ZIP (~200 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78579

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78579. 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 78579. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78579, 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:
Progreso, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 78579 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78579 is located in south 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 78579 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is extremely large. There are also an extremely small number of single adults and an extremely large number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78579 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,580
Population Density 546 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,177
Median Home Value $64,400
Land Area 8.38 sq mi
Water Area 0.11 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,063
Median Household Income $31,099

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 25Male Median Age: 23Female Median Age: 26


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5263252515
5-9208238446
10-14254222476
15-19271229500
20-24180201381
25-29161143304
30-34112145257
35-39135167302
40-44117147264
45-49126130256
50-5493133226
55-598480164
60-647484158
65-696457121
70-74453984
75-79212748
80-84171936
85 Plus182442

Gender

 Male 2,243 49%
 Female 2,337 51%
Gender

Race

 White 3,972 86.7%
 Black Or African American 7 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 14 0.3%
 Asian 2 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 535 11.7%
 Two Or More Races 50 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24222648
25-3410943152
35-4421045255
45-5421520235
55-6415023173
65-7411014124
75-8444549
85 Plus25227

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 699 65.8%
 Single Guardian 278 26.2%
 Singles 79 7.4%
 Singles With Roommate 7 0.7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 378 36%
 Households with Kids 685 64%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1554499
25350103
35547102
45068118
5445094
6415293
7445195
8333770
9464894
10454489
11524092
12404181
135950109
145847105
15583593
167541116
17514495
185150101
19365995
20444185

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78579 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78579 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 78579 real estate data, the median home value of $64,400 is low compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 78579 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78579 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,576 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 4 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 215 18%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 670 57%
 Renter Occupied Households 178 15%
 Households Vacant 114 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 35 31%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 1%
 For Sale Only 5 4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 8 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 6 5%
 For Migrant Workers 1 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 58 51%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 42 35%
 3+ Bedroom 78 65%
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 $31,099 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 78579 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 78579 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 819 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 684 25%
 No Earnings 1,214 45%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 819 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 684 25%
 No Earnings 1,214 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,200 92%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 90 7%
 Worked at Home 13 1%
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. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 469 43%
 High School Graduate 577 53%
 Associate's degree 12 1%
 Bachelor's degree 18 2%
 Master's degree 13 1%
 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 1,120 92%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 96 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78579

ZIP Code 78579 is in the Progreso Independent School District. There are 8 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78579.

Hidalgo County J J a E P
Fm Rd 1015
Progreso, TX 78579
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Progreso Independent School District
Progreso El East
600 Business Fm 1015
Progreso, TX 78579
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Progreso Independent School District
North Elementary
1401 North Business Fm 1015
Progreso, TX 78579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Progreso Independent School District
Progreso El West
1201 Business Fm 1015
Progreso, TX 78579
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Progreso Independent School District
Progreso High School
Int'L Blvd and Jr Becerra Ave
Progreso, TX 78579
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Progreso Independent School District
Dorothy Thompson Middle School
Int'L Blvd and East Malone Dr
Progreso, TX 78579
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Progreso Independent School District
School of Choice
N Fm 88 and Colonia Ramirez
Progreso, TX 78579
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Progreso Independent School District
Daep
F M Rd 1015
Progreso, TX 78579
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Progreso Independent School District

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