Terlingua, TX 79852 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 79852: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Terlingua, TX 79852

Acceptable Alternative
Lajitas, TX 79852

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 33
  • Single Family Addresses: 71
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Brewster County
  • Centroid: Latitude 29.331, Longitude -103.592
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Terlingua, TX 79852 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 708
Daytime Population: Workers 704
Daytime Population: Residents 371
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,075
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 707
Population in Familes 442
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $49,368
Per Capita Income $24,297


Total Housing Units 618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (31.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 270 (43.7%)
Median Home Value $85,662
Average Home Value $142,308


Total Households 348
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 153
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 -1.03% -0.83%
Households -0.99% -0.88%
Families -1.12% -1.07%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Terlingua, TX 79852 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79852 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 # 1528 17th
Population Density # 1759 5th
Diversity Index # 811 56th
Median Household Income # 1660 10th
Per Capita Income # 1100 41st

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