Fort Hancock, TX 79839 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 79839: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Hancock, TX 79839

Not Acceptable, USPS
Mc Nary, TX 79839

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 30
  • Single Family Addresses: 130
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Hudspeth County
  • Centroid: Latitude 31.298, Longitude -105.838
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fort Hancock, TX 79839 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,028
Daytime Population: Workers 354
Daytime Population: Residents 1,264
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,618
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 2,027
Population in Familes 1,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $19,961
Average Household Income $35,881
Per Capita Income $11,086


Total Housing Units 792 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 516 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 110 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $37,069
Average Home Value $64,341


Total Households 626
Average Household Size 3.24
Family Households 491
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 -0.12% -0.24%
Households -0.07% -0.22%
Families -0.11% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

Fort Hancock, TX 79839 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79839 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 # 1274 31st
Population Density # 1775 4th
Diversity Index # 1057 43rd
Median Household Income # 1827 1st
Per Capita Income # 1821 2nd

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