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, 2017)


Total Population 54,957
Daytime Population: Workers 31,073
Daytime Population: Residents 36,472
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 67,545
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 53,991
Population in Familes 46,772
Population in Group Qrtrs 966
Population Density2 575
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $39,401
Average Household Income $56,427
Per Capita Income $19,523


Total Housing Units 21,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,552 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,773 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,801 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $86,940
Average Home Value $115,664


Total Households 18,325
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 13,458
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.38% 0.5%
Households 0.42% 0.54%
Families 0.31% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Harlingen, TX 78550 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78550 to the other 1,848 ZIP Codes in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 87 95th
Population Density # 608 67th
Diversity Index # 1222 34th
Median Household Income # 1500 19th
Per Capita Income # 1528 17th

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