Waelder, TX 78959 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78959: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Waelder, TX 78959

Not Acceptable, USPS
Thompsonville, TX 78959

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 53
  • Single Family Addresses: 375
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Gonzales County
  • Centroid: Latitude 29.696, Longitude -97.293
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 78959 has segments in 4 Counties (Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales).

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Waelder, TX 78959 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,234
Daytime Population: Workers 1,313
Daytime Population: Residents 1,274
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,587
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 2,228
Population in Familes 1,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $33,824
Average Household Income $48,470
Per Capita Income $17,857


Total Housing Units 1,162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 570 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 251 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 341 (29.3%)
Median Home Value $51,829
Average Home Value $131,053


Total Households 821
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 577
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 2.11% 1.75%
Households 2.0% 1.65%
Families 1.97% 1.61%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.38%

Waelder, TX 78959 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78959 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 # 1254 32nd
Population Density # 1423 23rd
Diversity Index # 176 91st
Median Household Income # 1689 9th
Per Capita Income # 1607 13th

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