Weslaco, TX 78596 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78596: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Weslaco, TX 78596

Acceptable Alternative
Progreso Lakes, TX 78596
Progreso Lks, TX 78596

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ramona, TX 78596

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,207
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,647
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,143
  • County: Hidalgo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 26.16, Longitude -97.986
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Weslaco, TX 78596 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 43,324
Daytime Population: Workers 19,040
Daytime Population: Residents 28,519
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47,559
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 42,750
Population in Familes 38,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 574
Population Density2 1,142
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $37,652
Average Household Income $53,779
Per Capita Income $16,919


Total Housing Units 16,867 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,120 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,080 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,667 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $76,751
Average Home Value $119,131


Total Households 13,200
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 10,450
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.02% 1.2%
Households 1.0% 1.19%
Families 0.93% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Weslaco, TX 78596 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78596 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 # 168 91st
Population Density # 515 72nd
Diversity Index # 1342 27th
Median Household Income # 1566 15th
Per Capita Income # 1642 11th

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