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ZIP Code 78597

Primary City:South Padre Island, TX (View All Cities)
County: Cameron County
Timezone: Central (3:47pm)
Area code: 956 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:26.2, -97.2
ZIP (~13 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78597

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 78597. 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 78597. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 78597, 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:
South Padre Island, TX
Acceptable:
S Padre Isl E, S Padre Isle
Unacceptable:
Port Isabel

Stats and Demographics for the 78597 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78597 is located in southeast 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 78597 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78597 ZIP code is extremely small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,885
Population Density 320 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,767
Median Home Value $270,800
Land Area 9.00 sq mi
Water Area 121.91 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,386
Median Household Income $45,432

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 52Male Median Age: 53Female Median Age: 52


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5435497
5-95856114
10-145256108
15-196946115
20-245453107
25-295653109
30-346856124
35-396258120
40-448296178
45-49120130250
50-54122132254
55-59142168310
60-64159144303
65-69146126272
70-7410475179
75-797754131
80-84353166
85 Plus262248

Gender

 Male 1,475 51%
 Female 1,410 49%
Gender

Race

 White 2,696 93.4%
 Black Or African American 33 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 13 0.5%
 Asian 42 1.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 64 2.2%
 Two Or More Races 36 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24122638
25-343177108
35-447285157
45-54171124295
55-6425889347
65-7421657273
75-8410830138
85 Plus23730

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 705 51%
 Single Guardian 104 8%
 Singles 451 33%
 Singles With Roommate 126 9%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,162 84%
 Households with Kids 224 16%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
181321
281018
310818
491423
581119
6131124
78816
881220
9211435
1061016
1111920
12101121
13101222
14151429
1581119
16131427
1725530
18101323
1913316
206915

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78597 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are vacant. Homes in ZIP code 78597 were primarily built in the 1980s. Looking at 78597 real estate data, the median home value of $270,800 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 78597. Rentals in 78597 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 78597 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,885 100%
 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 437 6%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 454 7%
 Renter Occupied Households 495 7%
 Households Vacant 5,381 80%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 833 15.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 35 0.7%
 For Sale Only 179 3.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 0.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 4,111 76.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 218 4.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 128 28%
 2 Bedroom 298 64%
 3+ Bedroom 39 8%
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 $45,432 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 78597 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 78597 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 679 25%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 547 20%
 No Earnings 1,499 55%
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 679 25%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 547 20%
 No Earnings 1,499 55%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 848 79%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 70 7%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 60 6%
 Worked at Home 90 8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 84 7%
 High School Graduate 441 37%
 Associate's degree 63 5%
 Bachelor's degree 304 25%
 Master's degree 186 15%
 Professional school degree 26 2%
 Doctorate degree 103 9%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 86 33%
 Enrolled in Private School 49 19%
 Not Enrolled in School 128 49%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Nearby ZIP Codes