Edinburg, TX 78542 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78542: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Edinburg, TX 78542

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 515
  • Single Family Addresses: 17,654
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 498
  • County: Hidalgo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 26.295, Longitude -98.164
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Edinburg, TX 78542 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 75,058
Population in Households 72,044
Population in Familes 68,361
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,014
Population Density1 774
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 17,452
Average Household Size 4.13
Family Households 15,601
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 18,949 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,278 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,174 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,497 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $74,256
Average Home Value $105,888


Median Household Income $33,533
Average Household Income $49,591
Per Capita Income $12,362
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.15% 2.11%
Households 2.12% 2.14%
Families 2.07% 2.11%
Median Household Income   -0.57%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
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.

Edinburg, TX 78542 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78542 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 # 24 99th
Population Density1 # 575 69th
Diversity Index2 # 1710 9th
Median Household Income # 1641 12th
Per Capita Income # 1783 5th

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