Weslaco, TX 78599 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78599: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Weslaco, TX 78599

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 685
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,509
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 211
  • County: Hidalgo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 26.159, Longitude -97.992
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Weslaco, TX 78599 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,169
Population in Households 32,064
Population in Familes 30,372
Population in Group Qrtrs 105
Population Density1 1,240
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 7,816
Average Household Size 4.1
Family Households 6,969
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 8,422 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,764 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,052 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 606 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $73,087
Average Home Value $95,515


Median Household Income $31,330
Average Household Income $46,873
Per Capita Income $11,520
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.86% 1.94%
Households 1.84% 1.92%
Families 1.79% 1.89%
Median Household Income   -0.98%
Per Capita Income   0.65%
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.

Weslaco, TX 78599 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78599 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 # 303 84th
Population Density1 # 496 74th
Diversity Index2 # 1616 14th
Median Household Income # 1704 9th
Per Capita Income # 1809 3rd

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