Harlingen, TX 78550 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 78550: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Harlingen, TX 78550

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,348
  • Single Family Addresses: 16,289
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,522
  • County: Cameron County
  • Centroid: Latitude 26.194, Longitude -97.687
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Harlingen, TX 78550 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 54,633
Population in Households 53,660
Population in Familes 46,503
Population in Group Qrtrs 973
Population Density1 569
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 18,206
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 13,359
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,416 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,790 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,831 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $83,209
Average Home Value $110,408


Median Household Income $36,840
Average Household Income $52,869
Per Capita Income $18,335
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.51%
Households 0.38% 0.55%
Families 0.24% 0.46%
Median Household Income   -0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

Harlingen, TX 78550 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78550 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 # 81 96th
Population Density1 # 621 67th
Diversity Index2 # 1214 35th
Median Household Income # 1537 18th
Per Capita Income # 1554 17th

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