Brownsville, TX 78526 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78526: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Brownsville, TX 78526

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 852
  • Single Family Addresses: 13,819
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,122
  • County: Cameron County
  • Centroid: Latitude 25.931, Longitude -97.497
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Brownsville, TX 78526 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 51,373
Population in Households 51,131
Population in Familes 48,185
Population in Group Qrtrs 242
Population Density1 2,074
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 13,944
Average Household Size 3.67
Family Households 12,234
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 14,927 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,595 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,349 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 983 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $109,491
Average Home Value $140,420


Median Household Income $48,032
Average Household Income $65,230
Per Capita Income $17,860
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.86% 1.56%
Households 1.95% 1.63%
Families 1.92% 1.59%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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 78526 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78526 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 # 95 95th
Population Density1 # 388 79th
Diversity Index2 # 1622 14th
Median Household Income # 932 50th
Per Capita Income # 1577 16th

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