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ZIP Code 78661

Post Office City:Prairie Lea, TX (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Caldwell County
Timezone: Central (7:04am)
Coordinates:29.726, -97.755
ZIP (~1000 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 78661

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Primary/preferred city:
Prairie Lea, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 78661 ZIP Code

ZIP code 78661 is located in eastern 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 78661 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 78661 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 335
Population Density 132 people per sq mi
Housing Units 128
Median Home Value $43,300
Land Area 2.54 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 112
Median Household Income $39,821

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 38

Under 5171330
85 Plus538


 Male 161 48%
 Female 174 52%


 White 273 81.5%
 Black Or African American 17 5.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 6 1.8%
 Asian 1 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 30 9.0%
 Two Or More Races 8 2.4%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus347

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 50 45%
 Single Guardian 33 29%
 Singles 25 22%
 Singles With Roommate 4 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 68 61%
 Households with Kids 44 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 78661 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 78661 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 78661 real estate data, the median home value of $43,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 78661 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 78661 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 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 78661 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 335 100%
 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 32 25%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 47 37%
 Renter Occupied Households 33 26%
 Households Vacant 16 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 13%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 25%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 2 13%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 8 50%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 13 33%
 2 Bedroom 16 41%
 3+ Bedroom 10 26%
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 $39,821 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 78661 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 78661. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 109 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 97 33%
 No Earnings 84 29%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 109 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 97 33%
 No Earnings 84 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 178 96%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 7 4%
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 53 22%
 High School Graduate 171 71%
 Associate's degree 7 3%
 Bachelor's degree 11 5%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 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 30 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 78661

ZIP Code 78661 is in the Prairie Lea Independent School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 78661.

Prairie Lea School
6910 Hwy 80
Prairie Lea, TX 78661
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Prairie Lea Independent School District

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