South Padre Island, TX 78597 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 78597: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
South Padre Island, TX 78597

Acceptable Alternative
S Padre Isle, TX 78597

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Cameron County
  • Centroid: Latitude 26.11, Longitude -97.168
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 523
  • PO Box Addresses: 1,020
  • Residential Addresses: 670
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 129
    • Single Family Addresses: 541

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

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South Padre Island, TX 78597 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,997
Daytime Population: Workers 5,522
Daytime Population: Residents 1,810
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,332
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.45
Population in Households 2,997
Population in Familes 2,218
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 81
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $70,794
Average Household Income $119,207
Per Capita Income $57,436


Total Housing Units 6,764 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 977 (14.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 467 ( 6.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,320 (78.7%)
Median Home Value $278,668
Average Home Value $395,292


Total Households 1,444
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 870
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 0.53% 0.62%
Households 0.57% 0.66%
Families 0.39% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

South Padre Island, TX 78597 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 78597 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 # 1162 37th
Population Density # 943 49th
Diversity Index # 1205 35th
Median Household Income # 268 86th
Per Capita Income # 46 98th

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