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ZIP Code 79838

Primary City:Fabens, TX (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: El Paso County
Timezone: Mountain (7:04am)
Area code: 915 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:31.51, -106.17
ZIP (~1 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79838

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 79838. 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 79838. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 79838, 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:
Fabens, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 79838 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79838 is located in west 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 79838 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79838 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 8,699
Population Density 296 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,625
Median Home Value $65,000
Land Area 29.41 sq mi
Water Area 0.12 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,463
Median Household Income $26,477

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 29Male Median Age: 27Female Median Age: 30


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5375359734
5-9409418827
10-14462428890
15-19438469907
20-24291317608
25-29221283504
30-34216255471
35-39236290526
40-44223292515
45-49261311572
50-54243313556
55-59206223429
60-64145170315
65-69115147262
70-7410293195
75-7984110194
80-844766113
85 Plus423981

Gender

 Male 4,116 47%
 Female 4,583 53%
Gender

Race

 White 7,462 85.8%
 Black Or African American 37 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 52 0.6%
 Asian 23 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 986 11.3%
 Two Or More Races 136 1.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-24395897
25-34166162328
35-44335157492
45-54464125589
55-6431190401
65-7422656282
75-8417543218
85 Plus411556

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,306 53%
 Single Guardian 756 31%
 Singles 355 14%
 Singles With Roommate 46 2%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 4
 Households without Kids 1,115 45%
 Households with Kids 1,348 55%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
17968147
26866134
37798175
48256138
58764151
67090160
78788175
88484168
98192173
109572167
1197103200
127584159
1310588193
149081171
1510093193
1674114188
177588163
1811188199
197886164
206874142

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79838 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79838 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1990s. Looking at 79838 real estate data, the median home value of $65,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 79838 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 79838 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79838 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 8,698 100.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 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 1 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 620 24%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,137 43%
 Renter Occupied Households 706 27%
 Households Vacant 162 6%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 43 27%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 1%
 For Sale Only 7 4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 17 10%
 For Migrant Workers 2 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 84 52%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 21 3%
 1 Bedroom 52 8%
 2 Bedroom 282 42%
 3+ Bedroom 318 47%
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 $26,477 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 79838 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 79838 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 1,558 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,405 24%
 No Earnings 2,927 50%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,558 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,405 24%
 No Earnings 2,927 50%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,225 87%
 Public transportation 24 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 220 9%
 Worked at Home 90 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 934 45.4%
 High School Graduate 999 48.6%
 Associate's degree 11 0.5%
 Bachelor's degree 31 1.5%
 Master's degree 40 1.9%
 Professional school degree 41 2.0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,404 93%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 182 7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79838

ZIP Code 79838 is in the Fabens Independent School District. There are 4 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79838.

Fabens Middle School
800 Walker
Fabens, TX 79838
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Fabens Independent School District
Johanna Odonnell Int
301 North East Camp
Fabens, TX 79838
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Fabens Independent School District
Fabens Elementary
1200 Mike Maros
Fabens, TX 79838
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Fabens Independent School District
Fabens High School
601 NE Ave G
Fabens, TX 79838
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Fabens Independent School District

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