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ZIP Code 79855

Post Office City:Van Horn, TX (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Culberson County
Timezone: Central (1:11am)
Area code: 432 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:31.1, -104.8
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 79855

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Primary/preferred city:
Van Horn, TX

Stats and Demographics for the 79855 ZIP Code

ZIP code 79855 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 79855 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 79855 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,336
Population Density 1 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,098
Median Home Value $46,600
Land Area 1,821.88 sq mi
Water Area 0.12 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 883
Median Household Income $36,779

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 39

Under 58786173
85 Plus91928


 Male 1,142 49%
 Female 1,194 51%


 White 1,839 78.7%
 Black Or African American 14 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 31 1.3%
 Asian 24 1.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 363 15.5%
 Two Or More Races 65 2.8%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus18523

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 414 47%
 Single Guardian 195 22%
 Singles 240 27%
 Singles With Roommate 34 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 561 64%
 Households with Kids 322 36%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 79855 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 79855 were primarily built in the 1960s or the 1950s. Looking at 79855 real estate data, the median home value of $46,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 79855 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 79855 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 79855 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,324 99.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 10 0.4%
 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 2 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 277 25%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 348 32%
 Renter Occupied Households 258 23%
 Households Vacant 215 20%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 19 8.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 9 4.2%
 For Sale Only 8 3.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 0.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 61 28.4%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.5%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 116 54.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 68 23%
 2 Bedroom 59 20%
 3+ Bedroom 170 57%
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 $36,779 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 79855 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. More commuters in 79855 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.

For more information, see Van Horn, TX unemployment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 625 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 605 34%
 No Earnings 575 32%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 625 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 605 34%
 No Earnings 575 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 883 88.8%
 Public transportation 1 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 90 9.1%
 Worked at Home 20 2.0%
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 447 30%
 High School Graduate 742 50%
 Associate's degree 48 3%
 Bachelor's degree 179 12%
 Master's degree 32 2%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 37 2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 489 90.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 49 9.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 79855

ZIP Code 79855 is in the Culberson County-Allamoore Independent School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 79855.

Van Horn School
400 W 7th St
Van Horn, TX 79855
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Culberson County-Allamoore Independent School District

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