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Zip Code 78520, Brownsville, TX

ZIP Code 78520 Details

Zip Code:78520
State:TX [Texas]
Counties:CAMERON, TX
Multi County:No
City Alias(es):Brownsville
City Alias(es) To Avoid Using:Acacia Lake
Boca Chica
El Jardin
Keller Corner
Kennedy Shores
Palm Village
Palo Alto Battlefield Nation
Portway Acres
Villa Cavazos
Villa Nueva
Area Code:956
City Type:P [Post Office]
Classification: [Non-Unique]
Time Zone:Central (GMT -06:00)
Observes Daylight Saving:Yes
Elevation:35 ft
State FIPS:48
County FIPS:061
Division:West South Central
Intro Date:<2004-10

ZIP Code 78520 2020 Census Demographics

Current Population:69,480
2020 Population:64,949
Households per ZIP Code:20,566
Average House Value:$95,900
Avg. Income Per Household:$42,484
Persons Per Household:3.11
White Population:22,067
Black Population:227
Hispanic Population:60,878
Asian Population:347
American Indian Population:465
Hawaiian Population:20
Other Population:14,010
Male Population:31,063
Female Population:33,886
Median Age:33.80 years
Male Median Age:31.10 years
Female Median Age:36.20 years

ZIP Code 78520 Other Demographics

# Residential Mailboxes:22,341
# Business Mailboxes:2,088
Total Delivery Receptacles:29,720
Number of Businesses:1151
1st Quarter Payroll:$123,531,000
Annual Payroll:$558,919,000
# of Employees:19,026
Water Area:2.494 sq mi
Land Area:39.73 sq mi
118th Congressional District:34
118th Congressional Land Area:8190.32 sq mi
Single Family Delivery Units:14,007
Multi Family Delivery Units:3,335
# Residential Mailboxes:22,341
# Business Mailboxes:2,088
Total Delivery Receptacles:29,720

ZIP Code 78520 Social Security Benefits

  2018 2019 Delta
Total Beneficiaries: 9,720 9,990 +270
Retired Workers: 6,055 6,320 +265
Disabled Workers: 1,155 1,155 0
Widow(er)s and Parents: 910 900 -10
Spouses: 755 765 +10
Children: 845 850 +5
65+: 7,055 7,300 +245
Monthly Benefits - All: $8,409,000 $8,848,000 +$439,000
Monthly Benefits - Retired Workers: $5,671,000 $6,065,000 +$394,000
Monthly Benefits - Widow(ers): $836,000 $841,000 +$5,000

ZIP Code 78520 Statistical Areas

CBSA: 15180
CBSA Name: Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
CBSA Type: Metro
CBSA Division: 
CBSA Division Name: 
CBSA Population:406,220
CBSA Division Population:0
MSA: 1240
MSA Name: Brownsville-Harlingen-San Benito, TX MSA
PMSA Name: 
City State Key:W23057
Preferred Last Line Key:W23057
78516: Previous ZIP Code
Next ZIP Code: 78521


  1. U.S. Postal Service [Last Updated: 6/1/2023],
  2. Internal Data Creation [Last Updated: 6/1/2023],
  3. U.S. Geological Survey [Updated as needed],
  4. U.S. Census [Updated Yearly],
  5. U.S. Census American National Standards Institute (ANSI) [Last Updated: 6/1/2023],
  6. U.S. Census 2020 [Decennial] [Last Updated: 5/25/2023],
  7. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Updated Yearly],