Harlingen, TX 78552 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78552: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Harlingen, TX 78552

Acceptable Alternative
Palm Valley, TX 78552

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 551
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,993
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 676
  • County: Cameron County
  • Centroid: Latitude 26.187, Longitude -97.732
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Harlingen, TX 78552 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,471
Population in Households 37,319
Population in Familes 33,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 152
Population Density1 505
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 11,974
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 9,570
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 14,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,402 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,572 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,700 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $89,820
Average Home Value $127,882


Median Household Income $42,657
Average Household Income $61,163
Per Capita Income $19,708
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.33% 1.17%
Households 1.27% 1.16%
Families 1.16% 1.09%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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 78552 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78552 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 # 226 88th
Population Density1 # 630 66th
Diversity Index2 # 1213 35th
Median Household Income # 1212 35th
Per Capita Income # 1460 22nd

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