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Zip Code 78521, Brownsville, TX

ZIP Code 78521 Details

Zip Code:78521
State:TX [Texas]
Counties:CAMERON, TX
Multi County:No
City Alias(es):Brownsville
Area Code:956
City Type:P [Post Office]
Classification: [Non-Unique]
Time Zone:Central (GMT -06:00)
Observes Daylight Saving:Yes
Elevation:17 ft
State FIPS:48
County FIPS:061
Division:West South Central
Intro Date:<2004-10

ZIP Code 78521 2010 Census Demographics

Current Population:106,290
2010 Population:93,818
Households per ZIP Code:25,763
Average House Value:$73,400
Avg. Income Per Household:$33,616
Persons Per Household:3.63
White Population:83,304
Black Population:399
Hispanic Population:89,116
Asian Population:397
American Indian Population:416
Hawaiian Population:48
Other Population:10,685
Male Population:44,403
Female Population:49,415
Median Age:28.00 years
Male Median Age:26.00 years
Female Median Age:29.70 years

ZIP Code 78521 Other Demographics

# Residential Mailboxes:29,281
# Business Mailboxes:2,559
Total Delivery Receptacles:36,219
Number of Businesses:1293
1st Quarter Payroll:$158,318,000
Annual Payroll:$677,966,000
# of Employees:23,654
Water Area:27.844 sq mi
Land Area:93.194 sq mi
113th Congressional District:34
113th Congressional Land Area:8190.32 sq mi
Single Family Delivery Units:19,925
Multi Family Delivery Units:4,642
# Residential Mailboxes:29,281
# Business Mailboxes:2,559
Total Delivery Receptacles:36,219

ZIP Code 78521 Social Security Benefits

  2018 2019 Delta
Total Beneficiaries: 13,815 14,140 +325
Retired Workers: 8,430 8,850 +420
Disabled Workers: 1,725 1,640 -85
Widow(er)s and Parents: 1,260 1,245 -15
Spouses: 1,190 1,185 -5
Children: 1,210 1,220 +10
65+: 9,825 10,265 +440
Monthly Benefits - All: $11,582,000 $12,183,000 +$601,000
Monthly Benefits - Retired Workers: $7,689,000 $8,281,000 +$592,000
Monthly Benefits - Widow(ers): $1,104,000 $1,112,000 +$8,000

ZIP Code 78521 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
78520: Previous ZIP Code
Next ZIP Code: 78522


  1. U.S. Postal Service [Last Updated: 5/1/2022],
  2. Internal Data Creation [Last Updated: 5/1/2022],
  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: 5/1/2022],
  6. U.S. Census 2010 [Decennial] [Last Updated: 1/1/2010],
  7. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Updated Yearly],