El Paso, TX 79938 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 79938: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
El Paso, TX 79938

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 573
  • Single Family Addresses: 23,427
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 241
  • County: El Paso County
  • Centroid: Latitude 31.823, Longitude -106.187
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 79938 has segments in 2 Counties (El Paso, Hudspeth).

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El Paso, TX 79938 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 79,952
Daytime Population: Workers 11,913
Daytime Population: Residents 45,978
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 57,891
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 76,945
Population in Familes 71,638
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,007
Population Density2 455
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $57,723
Average Household Income $76,338
Per Capita Income $21,844


Total Housing Units 23,523 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,138 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,967 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,418 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $150,632
Average Home Value $180,763


Total Households 22,105
Average Household Size 3.48
Family Households 18,947
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 5.78% 2.53%
Households 6.49% 2.77%
Families 6.31% 2.68%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

El Paso, TX 79938 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 79938 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 # 19 99th
Population Density # 645 65th
Diversity Index # 1199 35th
Median Household Income # 542 71st
Per Capita Income # 1355 27th

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