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Area Code 956 Detailed Profile

Area Code 956 Summary
Area code 956 is assigned to Texas
Latitude: 26.481161
Longitude: -98.241403
Population: 1,186,925
Area: 6326.72 sq. miles
Land: 6247.26 sq. miles
Water: 79.47 sq. miles
Population Density: 189.99 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 490.9 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Central (GMT -6)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 956 Zip Codes
Cities with population over 100,000
Brownsville (159,481)
Laredo (190,759)
Mcallen (108,661)
Mission (114,124)
Cities with population over 50,000
Edinburg (87,523)
Harlingen (81,052)
Weslaco (51,320)
 
Towns with population under 50,000
Alamo (25,680)
Cotulla (4,838)
Donna (30,837)
Edcouch (7,447)
Elsa (7,955)
Encinal (903)
Falcon Heights (78)
Garciasville (1,287)
Grulla (1,616)
Hargill (1,009)
Hidalgo (7,768)
La Blanca (2,324)
La Feria (9,151)
La Joya (3,866)
La Villa (2,069)
Linn (565)
Los Ebanos (484)
Los Fresnos (12,274)
Lyford (5,274)
Mercedes (29,339)
Olmito (3,729)
Penitas (3,329)
Pharr (47,591)
Port Isabel (9,952)
Port Mansfield (415)
Progreso (3,205)
Raymondville (13,921)
Rio Grande City (33,406)
Rio Hondo (5,034)
Roma (17,030)
San Benito (45,717)
San Isidro (180)
San Juan (28,954)
San Ygnacio (17)
Santa Maria (1,666)
Santa Rosa (4,292)
Sebastian (582)
South Padre Island (2,836)
Sullivan City (5,235)
Zapata (12,150)

Area Code 956 Demographics

Area Code 956 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Male574,16548.37 %49.65 %49.04 %
Female612,76051.63 %50.35 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.94-0.990.96
Total Population1,186,925100.00 %--
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Area Code 956 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years118,85310.01 %7.79 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years120,46610.15 %7.93 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years110,5359.31 %7.82 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years107,2809.04 %7.85 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years89,8757.57 %7.38 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years174,03814.66 %15.17 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years153,29912.92 %15.93 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years119,14410.04 %12.52 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years41,1643.47 %4.30 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years36,1043.04 %3.36 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years65,8975.55 %5.48 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years38,8093.27 %3.32 %4.38 %
85 years and over11,4610.97 %1.14 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)29.4-36.137.7
18 years and over771,53965.00 %71.77 %74.27 %
Male
363,07330.59 %35.19 %35.85 %
Female
408,46634.41 %36.58 %38.42 %
21 years and over710,87259.89 %67.05 %69.92 %
62 years and over137,73511.60 %11.89 %14.65 %
65 years and over116,1679.79 %9.94 %12.42 %
Male
50,8944.29 %4.13 %5.12 %
Female
65,2735.50 %5.80 %7.30 %
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Area Code 956 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
One race1,160,64997.79 %97.53 %97.55 %
White
944,47879.57 %70.97 %75.21 %
Black or African American
5,9040.50 %11.54 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
5,0650.43 %0.57 %0.87 %
Asian
6,0250.51 %2.70 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
1,0940.09 %0.62 %0.59 %
Chinese
6420.05 %0.51 %0.85 %
Filipino
2,7040.23 %0.28 %0.65 %
Japanese
4270.04 %0.08 %0.28 %
Korean
4970.04 %0.22 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
2650.02 %0.65 %0.39 %
Other Asian
3960.03 %0.34 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
3260.03 %0.07 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
990.01 %0.02 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
620.01 %0.02 %0.02 %
Samoan
660.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
990.01 %0.02 %0.04 %
Some other race
198,85116.75 %11.69 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)1,050,02988.47 %31.98 %13.70 %
Mexican
872,63473.52 %24.32 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
2,0670.17 %0.33 %2.46 %
Cuban
8180.07 %0.12 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
174,51014.70 %7.21 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino136,89611.53 %68.02 %86.30 %
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Area Code 956 Social Profile

Area Code 956 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school393,684100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
25,8596.57 %6.56 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
27,2096.91 %5.85 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
191,09048.54 %45.51 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
91,65523.28 %21.85 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
57,87114.70 %20.23 %22.81 %
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Area Code 956 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over640,921100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
207,40132.36 %11.45 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
103,04916.08 %12.89 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
127,26119.86 %24.84 %28.63 %
High school or higher
330,47151.56 %75.65 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
98,59715.38 %22.35 %21.05 %
Associate degree
22,7413.55 %5.23 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
52,1508.14 %15.61 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
81,87212.77 %23.24 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
29,7224.64 %7.63 %8.86 %
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Area Code 956 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported1,104,235100.00 %--
Arab1,0120.09 %0.33 %0.42 %
Czech1,3090.12 %0.96 %0.59 %
Danish9700.09 %0.22 %0.50 %
Dutch2,9250.26 %1.04 %1.58 %
English18,8021.70 %7.51 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)5,5160.50 %2.40 %2.90 %
French Canadian1,0400.09 %0.46 %0.85 %
German26,0522.36 %10.62 %14.93 %
Greek2790.03 %0.17 %0.40 %
Hungarian3360.03 %0.16 %0.49 %
Irish15,2341.38 %7.74 %10.65 %
Italian4,8710.44 %1.87 %5.47 %
Lithuanian1310.01 %0.06 %0.23 %
Norwegian3,1090.28 %0.61 %1.56 %
Polish3,0310.27 %1.17 %3.12 %
Portuguese2280.02 %0.08 %0.41 %
Russian7380.07 %0.29 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish4,6170.42 %1.73 %1.50 %
Scottish3,4980.32 %1.49 %1.70 %
Slovak900.01 %0.05 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African1,1460.10 %0.68 %0.62 %
Swedish2,4800.22 %0.66 %1.39 %
Swiss5650.05 %0.15 %0.32 %
Ukrainian3800.03 %0.08 %0.31 %
United States or American27,1212.46 %7.97 %7.18 %
Welsh9360.08 %0.42 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)2540.02 %0.21 %0.65 %
Other ancestries977,56588.53 %50.89 %31.89 %
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Area Code 956 Economy

Area Code 956 Employment

GroupNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over815,607100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
384,42347.13 %49.02 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
431,18452.87 %50.98 %51.68 %
In labor force
425,74252.20 %63.63 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
237,35055.75 %54.98 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
188,39244.25 %45.02 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
425,37852.15 %62.95 %63.10 %
Employed
375,30946.02 %59.13 %59.39 %
Unemployed
50,0696.14 %3.82 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-11.76 %6.00 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
3640.04 %0.68 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
389,86547.80 %36.37 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers267,88771.38 %78.00 %78.40 %
Government workers74,94919.97 %14.58 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business30,8848.23 %7.07 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1,5890.42 %0.34 %0.31 %
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Area Code 956 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations99,58126.53 %33.34 %33.60 %
Service occupations71,61619.08 %14.63 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations95,71925.50 %27.25 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations8,4712.26 %0.66 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations44,24511.79 %10.92 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations55,67714.83 %13.20 %14.63 %
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Area Code 956 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining14,2793.80 %2.67 %1.87 %
Construction32,3288.61 %8.05 %6.80 %
Manufacturing27,8547.42 %11.85 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade16,3144.35 %3.93 %3.60 %
Retail trade49,31813.14 %12.00 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities24,7786.60 %5.80 %5.19 %
Information5,5431.48 %3.07 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing15,4604.12 %6.83 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services21,7685.80 %9.52 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services98,37926.21 %19.28 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services28,4757.59 %7.29 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)21,2665.67 %5.21 %4.88 %
Public administration19,5475.21 %4.52 %4.83 %
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Area Code 956 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Households329,431100.00 %7,394,705106,788,273
Less than $10,000
63,08719.15 %10.38 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
38,25411.61 %6.64 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
62,11318.85 %13.57 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
47,29614.36 %13.47 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
46,61714.15 %16.48 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
40,22012.21 %18.38 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
16,0434.87 %9.54 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
10,3973.16 %7.25 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
2,3400.71 %2.08 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
3,0640.93 %2.22 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$24,275.30-$37,718.88$39,349.33
Average household size3.50-2.692.58
Average income per member of household$6,943.74-$14,019.28$15,252.86
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Area Code 956 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over367,586100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
268,36573.01 %77.70 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
70,78619.26 %14.48 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
3,0570.83 %1.86 %4.73 %
Walked
7,9752.17 %1.90 %2.94 %
Other means
8,4872.31 %1.31 %1.20 %
Worked at home
8,9162.43 %2.75 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)22.0036 minutes-26.6 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 956 Housing

Area Code 956 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units399,109100.00 %8,152,578117,282,697
Occupied housing units
329,75882.62 %90.65 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
233,47358.50 %57.84 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
96,28524.12 %32.82 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
69,35117.38 %9.35 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
32,3778.11 %2.11 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.73 %-2.56 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate12.91 %-9.33 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3.52-2.712.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit3.43-2.672.45
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Area Code 956 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units399,121100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
245,48461.51 %63.39 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
15,4603.87 %3.05 %5.68 %
2 units
9,8742.47 %2.09 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
13,8043.46 %3.35 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
9,9972.50 %4.37 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
7,2791.82 %4.32 %3.99 %
20 or more units
17,2224.31 %10.05 %8.59 %
Mobile home
71,05817.80 %8.96 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
8,9432.24 %0.42 %0.22 %
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Area Code 956 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units399,121100.00 %--
1 room
11,7372.94 %2.54 %2.21 %
2 rooms
38,5959.67 %6.26 %4.88 %
3 rooms
65,91416.51 %12.03 %10.06 %
4 rooms
82,58620.69 %16.28 %15.95 %
5 rooms
94,50423.68 %22.47 %20.92 %
6 rooms
56,68114.20 %18.07 %18.39 %
7 rooms
26,9166.74 %10.50 %11.98 %
8 rooms
12,3023.08 %6.15 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
9,8862.48 %5.69 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)4.5-5.15.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units329,733100.00 %--
1.00 or less
251,66776.32 %82.10 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
40,33212.23 %4.44 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
37,73411.44 %4.12 %2.54 %
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Area Code 956 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas73,78418.49 %39.15 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas42,16110.56 %5.75 %5.96 %
Electricity206,30651.69 %44.77 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.4300.11 %0.07 %8.06 %
Coal or coke450.01 %0.00 %0.12 %
Wood1540.04 %0.39 %1.51 %
Solar energy1880.05 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel5000.13 %0.12 %0.35 %
No fuel used6,1651.54 %0.38 %1.25 %
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Area Code 956 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units181,517100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
83,40845.95 %22.74 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
70,93039.08 %40.56 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
15,9028.76 %18.21 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
6,0923.36 %8.71 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
3,2841.81 %5.82 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
1,2930.71 %2.72 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
4750.26 %0.98 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
1330.07 %0.26 %0.56 %
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Area Code 956 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage77,58842.74 %64.22 %69.56 %
Less than $300
2,4671.36 %0.53 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
10,7635.93 %4.31 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
18,48010.18 %9.73 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
24,84413.69 %18.36 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
14,7728.14 %18.47 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
4,0162.21 %7.25 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
2,2461.24 %5.57 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged103,92957.26 %35.78 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent79,19943.63 %40.73 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent26,82614.78 %18.23 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent20,64811.38 %13.23 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent13,3437.35 %8.19 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent9,3785.17 %5.00 %6.01 %
35 percent or more28,93015.94 %13.57 %15.91 %
Not computed3,1931.76 %1.05 %0.85 %
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Area Code 956 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units95,907100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
11,03211.50 %4.43 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
14,01814.62 %4.68 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
32,91034.31 %25.12 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
20,48421.36 %37.06 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
4,6784.88 %15.41 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
1,6371.71 %6.34 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
4360.45 %1.55 %2.89 %
No cash rent
10,71211.17 %5.41 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)20,10420.96 %32.78 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent16,86617.59 %18.82 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent11,19411.67 %15.32 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent10,52910.98 %13.44 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent7,9198.26 %10.18 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent6,9647.26 %7.22 %7.32 %
35 percent or more28,40929.62 %27.08 %29.47 %
Not computed14,02614.62 %7.94 %7.77 %

Area Code 956 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
None36,1229.05 %6.72 %9.57 %
1130,50332.70 %32.60 %31.22 %
2118,07429.58 %37.09 %34.76 %
3 or more45,03411.28 %14.25 %15.45 %
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