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, 2016)


Total Population 2,219
Population in Households 2,214
Population in Familes 1,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 15
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 812
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 571
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 558 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 254 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 338 (29.4%)
Median Home Value $47,938
Average Home Value $124,597


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $46,980
Per Capita Income $17,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.96% 2.54%
Households 2.76% 2.39%
Families 2.71% 2.34%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   0.69%
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.

Waelder, TX 78959 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78959 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 # 1254 33rd
Population Density1 # 1415 24th
Diversity Index2 # 165 91st
Median Household Income # 1602 14th
Per Capita Income # 1602 15th

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