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ZIP Code 79851

Post Office City:Sierra Blanca, TX (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Hudspeth County
Timezone: Mountain (8:24am)
Area code: 915 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:31.2, -105.3
ZIP (~43 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79851

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Primary/preferred city:
Sierra Blanca, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 79851 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79851 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 79851 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 large. There are also a slightly less than average number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79851 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 641
Population Density 1 people per sq mi
Housing Units 270
Median Home Value $44,000
Land Area 673.32 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 207
Median Household Income $25,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 35Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 33

Under 5172441
85 Plus167


 Male 340 53%
 Female 301 47%


 White 538 84%
 Black Or African American 18 3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 19 3%
 Asian 9 1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 38 6%
 Two Or More Races 19 3%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus123

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 98 47%
 Single Guardian 39 19%
 Singles 60 29%
 Singles With Roommate 10 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 128 62%
 Households with Kids 79 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79851 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 79851 were primarily built in the 1940s or the 1980s. Looking at 79851 real estate data, the median home value of $44,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. Rentals in 79851 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79851 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 555 87%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 86 13%
 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 42 16%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 85 31%
 Renter Occupied Households 80 30%
 Households Vacant 63 23%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 8 13%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 0 0%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 16 25%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 39 62%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 33 61%
 3+ Bedroom 21 39%
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 $25,000 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. The commute in 79851 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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.

For more information, see Sierra Blanca, TX incomes.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 209 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 130 20%
 No Earnings 303 47%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 209 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 130 20%
 No Earnings 303 47%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 193 96%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 2 1%
 Worked at Home 6 3%
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 177 32%
 High School Graduate 321 58%
 Associate's degree 20 4%
 Bachelor's degree 22 4%
 Master's degree 17 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 119 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79851

ZIP Code 79851 is in the Sierra Blanca Independent School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79851.

Sierra Blanca School
500 Sierra Blanca Ave
Sierra Blanca, TX 79851
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Sierra Blanca Independent School District

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