Brownsville, TX 78520 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78520: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Brownsville, TX 78520

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,094
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,800
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,366
  • County: Cameron County
  • Centroid: Latitude 25.982, Longitude -97.535
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Brownsville, TX 78520 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 63,456
Population in Households 62,211
Population in Familes 56,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,245
Population Density1 1,399
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 18,693
Average Household Size 3.33
Family Households 14,615
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 20,783 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,441 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,252 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,090 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $81,363
Average Home Value $109,851


Median Household Income $29,991
Average Household Income $45,924
Per Capita Income $14,116
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 0.97%
Households 0.98% 0.94%
Families 0.96% 0.93%
Median Household Income   -0.17%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brownsville, TX 78520 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78520 to the other 1,873 ZIP Codes in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 98th
Population Density1 # 474 75th
Diversity Index2 # 1632 13th
Median Household Income # 1732 8th
Per Capita Income # 1717 8th

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