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ZIP Code 79556

Primary City:Sweetwater, TX (View All Cities)
Timezone: Central (1:49am)
Coordinates:32.4, -100.4
ZIP (~19 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79556

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79556. 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 79556. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79556, 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:
Sweetwater, TX
Unacceptable:
Claytonville, Palava

Stats and Demographics for the 79556 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79556 is located in central Texas and covers a large 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 79556 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79556 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 12,995
Population Density 43 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,038
Median Home Value $54,200
Land Area 304.25 sq mi
Water Area 1.86 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,130
Median Household Income $36,499

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 40


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5496487983
5-9495468963
10-14453430883
15-19494424918
20-24432352784
25-29377370747
30-34350349699
35-39354384738
40-44392378770
45-49378408786
50-54435464899
55-59444451895
60-64388419807
65-69306338644
70-74244262506
75-79184205389
80-84131155286
85 Plus84214298

Gender

 Male 6,437 50%
 Female 6,558 50%
Gender

Race

 White 10,871 83.7%
 Black Or African American 688 5.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 72 0.6%
 Asian 67 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 999 7.7%
 Two Or More Races 298 2.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2459235294
25-34283391674
35-44475327802
45-54690269959
55-64755238993
65-74588155743
75-8441361474
85 Plus14645191

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,378 46%
 Single Guardian 1,012 20%
 Singles 1,514 30%
 Singles With Roommate 226 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 3,448 67%
 Households with Kids 1,682 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
17888166
2110113223
310297199
499109208
510195196
699103202
710790197
89488182
99492186
109179170
118993182
129178169
138692178
149688184
158384167
169095185
177674150
1810297199
1914374217
2010973182

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79556 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79556 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 79556 real estate data, the median home value of $54,200 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 79556 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 79556 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79556 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 12,585 96.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 49 0.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 128 1.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 206 1.6%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 27 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,349 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,060 34%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,721 29%
 Households Vacant 908 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 230 25.3%
 Rented & Unoccupied 8 0.9%
 For Sale Only 82 9.0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 34 3.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 133 14.6%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 420 46.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 20 1%
 1 Bedroom 444 29%
 2 Bedroom 606 39%
 3+ Bedroom 474 31%
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 $36,499 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 79556 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 79556 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 79556 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 3,868 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,588 26%
 No Earnings 3,586 36%
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 3,868 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,588 26%
 No Earnings 3,586 36%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,981 90.9%
 Public transportation 57 1.0%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 39 0.7%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 321 5.9%
 Worked at Home 80 1.5%
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 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 848 21.7%
 High School Graduate 2,213 56.6%
 Associate's degree 373 9.5%
 Bachelor's degree 362 9.3%
 Master's degree 32 0.8%
 Professional school degree 54 1.4%
 Doctorate degree 31 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,465 90.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 58 2.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 190 7.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79556

ZIP Code 79556 is in the Sweetwater Independent School District. There are 6 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79556.

Cowen Early Childhood Center
700 West 4th
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Sweetwater Independent School District
East Ridge Elementary
1700 East 12th St
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Sweetwater Independent School District
Sweetwater Int
705 East 3rd
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Sweetwater Independent School District
Sweetwater Middle School
305 Lamar
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Sweetwater Independent School District
Southeast Elementary
1201 Mustang Dr
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Sweetwater Independent School District
Sweetwater High School
1205 Ragland
Sweetwater, TX 79556
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Sweetwater Independent School District

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