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ZIP Code 79505

Primary City:Benjamin, TX (View All Cities)
County: Knox County
Timezone: Central (3:49pm)
Area code: 940 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:33.61, -99.78
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79505

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79505. 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 79505. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79505, 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:
Benjamin, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 79505 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79505 is located in north Texas and covers a slightly higher 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 79505 are primarily white. The number of seniors is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79505 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 296
Population Density 2 people per sq mi
Housing Units 155
Median Home Value $36,700
Land Area 185.72 sq mi
Water Area 0.48 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 112
Median Household Income $35,278

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 40Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 41

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


 Male 144 49%
 Female 152 51%


 White 276 93%
 Black Or African American 4 1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 9 3%
 Two Or More Races 7 2%

Head of Household by Age

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

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 56 50%
 Single Guardian 23 21%
 Singles 29 26%
 Singles With Roommate 4 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 72 64%
 Households with Kids 40 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79505 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79505 were primarily built in the 1960s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 79505 real estate data, the median home value of $36,700 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 79505 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 79505 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79505 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 285 96%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 11 4%
 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 19 12%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 57 37%
 Renter Occupied Households 36 23%
 Households Vacant 43 28%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 2 5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 2 5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 18 42%
 For Migrant Workers 1 2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 19 44%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 1 2%
 2 Bedroom 10 19%
 3+ Bedroom 41 79%
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 $35,278 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 79505 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 79505 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 79505 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. 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 80 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 106 38%
 No Earnings 95 34%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 80 28%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 106 38%
 No Earnings 95 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 123 99%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 1 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. 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 28 28%
 High School Graduate 40 40%
 Associate's degree 7 7%
 Bachelor's degree 25 25%
 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 94 95%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 5 5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79505

ZIP Code 79505 is in the Benjamin Independent School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79505.

Benjamin School
300 Hays St
Benjamin, TX 79505
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Benjamin Independent School District

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