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ZIP Code 79778

Primary City:Rankin, TX (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Upton County
Timezone: Central (3:49am)
Area code: 432 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:31.23, -101.94
ZIP (~1400 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79778

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79778. 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 79778. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79778, 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:
Rankin, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 79778 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79778 is located in central 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 79778 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a large number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79778 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 878
Population Density 8 people per sq mi
Housing Units 397
Median Home Value $51,600
Land Area 104.38 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 331
Median Household Income $61,806

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 39Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 39

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


 Male 444 51%
 Female 434 49%


 White 766 87.2%
 Black Or African American 18 2.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 17 1.9%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 70 8.0%
 Two Or More Races 7 0.8%

Head of Household by Age

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

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 197 60%
 Single Guardian 44 13%
 Singles 82 25%
 Singles With Roommate 8 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 201 61%
 Households with Kids 130 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79778 has a slightly higher than average 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 79778 were primarily built in the 1950s. Looking at 79778 real estate data, the median home value of $51,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 79778 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 79778 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 842 95.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 33 3.8%
 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 3 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 77 19%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 177 45%
 Renter Occupied Households 77 19%
 Households Vacant 66 17%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 8 12%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 2%
 For Sale Only 2 3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 4 6%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 8 12%
 For Migrant Workers 1 2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 42 64%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 10 12%
 2 Bedroom 38 46%
 3+ Bedroom 34 41%
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 $61,806 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 79778 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 307 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 196 26%
 No Earnings 259 34%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 307 40%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 196 26%
 No Earnings 259 34%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 370 92%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 15 4%
 Worked at Home 16 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. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 92 27%
 High School Graduate 217 63%
 Associate's degree 10 3%
 Bachelor's degree 14 4%
 Master's degree 9 3%
 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 118 92%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 10 8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79778

ZIP Code 79778 is in the Rankin Independent School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79778.

Rankin School
1300 Upton
Rankin, TX 79778
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Rankin Independent School District

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