Weslaco, TX 78596 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78596: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Weslaco, TX 78596

Acceptable Alternative
Progreso Lakes, TX 78596
Progreso Lks, TX 78596

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ramona, TX 78596

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Hidalgo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 26.16, Longitude -97.986
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,249
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 14,154
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,990
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,164

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 78596 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 78596 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Weslaco, TX 78596 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 43,435
Population in Households 42,839
Population in Familes 39,016
Population in Group Qrtrs 596
Population Density2 1,109
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $38,357
Average Household Income $54,811
Per Capita Income $17,273


Total Housing Units 17,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,062 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,188 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,788 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $82,772
Average Home Value $127,141


Total Households 13,250
Average Household Size 3.23
Family Households 10,471
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.02% 1.19%
Households 0.99% 1.16%
Families 0.92% 1.12%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Weslaco, TX 78596 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78596 to the other 1,862 ZIP Codes in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 173 91st
Population Density # 528 72nd
Diversity Index # 1374 26th
Median Household Income # 1566 16th
Per Capita Income # 1643 12th

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