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ZIP Code 79848

Post Office City:Sanderson, TX (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Terrell County
Timezone: Central (6:21pm)
Area code: 432 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:30.142, -102.395
ZIP (~900 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79848

The list below includes the cities that the US Post Office accepts for ZIP code 79848. The preferred city may not be the city in which the ZIP is located. The city for 79848 is usually the name of the main post office. When mailing your package or letter, always include the preferred or acceptable cities. Using any city in the list of unacceptable cities may result in delays.

Primary/preferred city:
Sanderson, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 79848 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79848 is located in western Texas and covers an extremely 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 79848 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single adults and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79848 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 927
Population Density 1 people per sq mi
Housing Units 620
Median Home Value $55,800
Land Area 807.46 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 409
Median Household Income $38,958

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 47

Under 5313162
85 Plus12921


 Male 483 52%
 Female 444 48%


 White 778 83.9%
 Black Or African American 7 0.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 7 0.8%
 Asian 4 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 116 12.5%
 Two Or More Races 15 1.6%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus15116

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 196 48%
 Single Guardian 41 10%
 Singles 155 38%
 Singles With Roommate 17 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 305 75%
 Households with Kids 104 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79848 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79848 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 79848 real estate data, the median home value of $55,800 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 79848 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 79848 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79848 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 927 100%
 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 90 15%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 203 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 116 19%
 Households Vacant 211 34%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 6 2.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 5 2.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 31 14.7%
 For Migrant Workers 6 2.8%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 162 76.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 9 9%
 1 Bedroom 5 5%
 2 Bedroom 38 36%
 3+ Bedroom 53 50%
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 $38,958 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 79848 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. If you are a person that likes walking or biking to work, it will be a comfort for you to know that 79848 has a well above average number of people who do not use a vehicle to commute. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 79848 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.

For more information, see Sanderson, TX commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 333 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 41 6%
 No Earnings 312 45%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 333 49%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 41 6%
 No Earnings 312 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 302 83%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 38 10%
 Worked at Home 23 6%
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. Despite the lower high school graduation rates, compared to other ZIPs, a much higher percentage of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 160 24%
 High School Graduate 373 56%
 Associate's degree 15 2%
 Bachelor's degree 79 12%
 Master's degree 36 5%
 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 93 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79848

ZIP Code 79848 is in the Terrell County Independent School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79848.

Sanderson Schools
310 2nd St
Sanderson, TX 79848
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Terrell County Independent School District

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