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Area Code 979 Detailed Profile

Area Code 979 Summary
Area code 979 is assigned to Texas
Latitude: 29.800098
Longitude: -96.277110
Population: 508,002
Area: 8489.81 sq. miles
Land: 8361.25 sq. miles
Water: 128.56 sq. miles
Population Density: 60.76 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 227.4 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Central (GMT -6)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 979 Zip Codes
Cities with population over 50,000
Bryan (76,579)
College Station (75,997)
  
Towns with population under 50,000
Alleyton (578)
Altair (172)
Angleton (28,675)
Bay City (23,997)
Beasley (1,740)
Bellville (8,907)
Boling (2,078)
Brazoria (14,097)
Brenham (25,517)
Burton (2,000)
Caldwell (10,716)
Calvert (1,788)
Carmine (498)
Cat Spring (766)
Chappell Hill (1,319)
Clute (14,570)
Columbus (7,111)
Damon (2,302)
Danbury (2,696)
Danevang (517)
Dime Box (1,050)
Eagle Lake (4,953)
East Bernard (4,263)
El Campo (16,078)
Ellinger (336)
Fayetteville (1,855)
Franklin (3,929)
Freeport (18,466)
Garwood (1,256)
Gause (527)
Giddings (8,370)
Glen Flora (181)
Guy (668)
Hearne (6,730)
Hempstead (10,082)
Hungerford (662)
Industry (697)
Kendleton (553)
La Grange (10,041)
Lake Jackson (28,099)
Ledbetter (1,024)
Lexington (3,990)
Lincoln (969)
Louise (1,989)
Markham (1,341)
Matagorda (665)
Needville (8,136)
New Baden (207)
New Ulm (1,559)
Old Ocean (109)
Orchard (457)
Pledger (300)
Prairie View (3,927)
Rock Island (315)
Round Top (854)
San Felipe (130)
Schulenburg (5,055)
Sealy (10,684)
Sheridan (794)
Somerville (4,654)
Sweeny (7,316)
Van Vleck (2,123)
Wadsworth (365)
Wallis (2,511)
Warda (122)
Weimar (3,964)
West Columbia (7,324)
West Point (541)
Wharton (14,964)
Wheelock (197)

Area Code 979 Demographics

Area Code 979 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Male253,32349.87 %49.65 %49.04 %
Female254,67950.13 %50.35 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.99-0.990.96
Total Population508,002100.00 %--
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Area Code 979 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years33,9546.68 %7.79 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years35,8127.05 %7.93 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years37,2547.33 %7.82 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years50,7169.98 %7.85 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years57,47111.31 %7.38 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years63,75812.55 %15.17 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years71,85514.14 %15.93 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years60,29211.87 %12.52 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years21,6344.26 %4.30 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years17,5173.45 %3.36 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years30,2005.94 %5.48 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years19,8013.90 %3.32 %4.38 %
85 years and over7,7381.52 %1.14 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)37.0-36.137.7
18 years and over376,82874.18 %71.77 %74.27 %
Male
185,79936.57 %35.19 %35.85 %
Female
191,02937.60 %36.58 %38.42 %
21 years and over334,63065.87 %67.05 %69.92 %
62 years and over68,02713.39 %11.89 %14.65 %
65 years and over57,73911.37 %9.94 %12.42 %
Male
23,9644.72 %4.13 %5.12 %
Female
33,7756.65 %5.80 %7.30 %
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Area Code 979 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
One race498,38598.11 %97.53 %97.55 %
White
374,86473.79 %70.97 %75.21 %
Black or African American
66,31413.05 %11.54 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
2,1650.43 %0.57 %0.87 %
Asian
8,3941.65 %2.70 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
2,1250.42 %0.62 %0.59 %
Chinese
2,1630.43 %0.51 %0.85 %
Filipino
5170.10 %0.28 %0.65 %
Japanese
2610.05 %0.08 %0.28 %
Korean
1,3010.26 %0.22 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
1,0490.21 %0.65 %0.39 %
Other Asian
9780.19 %0.34 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
2160.04 %0.07 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
600.01 %0.02 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
730.01 %0.02 %0.02 %
Samoan
320.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
510.01 %0.02 %0.04 %
Some other race
46,4329.14 %11.69 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)101,39719.96 %31.98 %13.70 %
Mexican
77,60315.28 %24.32 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
6910.14 %0.33 %2.46 %
Cuban
4000.08 %0.12 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
22,7034.47 %7.21 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino406,60580.04 %68.02 %86.30 %
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Area Code 979 Social Profile

Area Code 979 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school171,992100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
8,9795.22 %6.56 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
7,6144.43 %5.85 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
60,46535.16 %45.51 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
31,54118.34 %21.85 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
63,39336.86 %20.23 %22.81 %
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Area Code 979 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over293,043100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
31,69710.82 %11.45 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
39,92313.62 %12.89 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
83,58928.52 %24.84 %28.63 %
High school or higher
221,42375.56 %75.65 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
61,11720.86 %22.35 %21.05 %
Associate degree
15,9385.44 %5.23 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
38,50013.14 %15.61 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
60,77920.74 %23.24 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
22,2797.60 %7.63 %8.86 %
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Area Code 979 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported479,705100.00 %--
Arab7690.16 %0.33 %0.42 %
Czech26,5285.53 %0.96 %0.59 %
Danish1,5920.33 %0.22 %0.50 %
Dutch5,1661.08 %1.04 %1.58 %
English36,4867.61 %7.51 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)12,5702.62 %2.40 %2.90 %
French Canadian2,4000.50 %0.46 %0.85 %
German86,42918.02 %10.62 %14.93 %
Greek6620.14 %0.17 %0.40 %
Hungarian6170.13 %0.16 %0.49 %
Irish38,9078.11 %7.74 %10.65 %
Italian8,7731.83 %1.87 %5.47 %
Lithuanian1920.04 %0.06 %0.23 %
Norwegian2,4260.51 %0.61 %1.56 %
Polish8,9381.86 %1.17 %3.12 %
Portuguese3580.07 %0.08 %0.41 %
Russian9240.19 %0.29 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish9,4381.97 %1.73 %1.50 %
Scottish6,9691.45 %1.49 %1.70 %
Slovak1600.03 %0.05 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African2,9750.62 %0.68 %0.62 %
Swedish3,3280.69 %0.66 %1.39 %
Swiss8380.17 %0.15 %0.32 %
Ukrainian2950.06 %0.08 %0.31 %
United States or American35,2397.35 %7.97 %7.18 %
Welsh1,9400.40 %0.42 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)5330.11 %0.21 %0.65 %
Other ancestries184,25338.41 %50.89 %31.89 %
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Area Code 979 Economy

Area Code 979 Employment

GroupNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over393,149100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
193,85049.31 %49.02 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
199,29950.69 %50.98 %51.68 %
In labor force
241,98561.55 %63.63 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
134,01255.38 %54.98 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
107,97344.62 %45.02 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
241,58661.45 %62.95 %63.10 %
Employed
224,59057.13 %59.13 %59.39 %
Unemployed
16,9964.32 %3.82 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-7.02 %6.00 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
3990.10 %0.68 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
151,16438.45 %36.37 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers159,45871.00 %78.00 %78.40 %
Government workers47,30421.06 %14.58 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business16,7487.46 %7.07 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1,0800.48 %0.34 %0.31 %
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Area Code 979 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations71,55731.86 %33.34 %33.60 %
Service occupations35,31215.72 %14.63 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations53,77523.94 %27.25 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations2,7981.25 %0.66 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations28,09212.51 %10.92 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations33,05614.72 %13.20 %14.63 %
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Area Code 979 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining11,0184.91 %2.67 %1.87 %
Construction20,6969.22 %8.05 %6.80 %
Manufacturing29,13512.97 %11.85 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade6,4962.89 %3.93 %3.60 %
Retail trade25,69411.44 %12.00 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities11,2114.99 %5.80 %5.19 %
Information3,8281.70 %3.07 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing10,3234.60 %6.83 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services13,8546.17 %9.52 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services55,22724.59 %19.28 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services15,6876.98 %7.29 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)10,9164.86 %5.21 %4.88 %
Public administration10,5054.68 %4.52 %4.83 %
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Area Code 979 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Households183,738100.00 %7,394,705106,788,273
Less than $10,000
26,75514.56 %10.38 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
14,7308.02 %6.64 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
26,62914.49 %13.57 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
23,29312.68 %13.47 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
28,88315.72 %16.48 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
32,03717.44 %18.38 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
15,9378.67 %9.54 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
10,6505.80 %7.25 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
2,5311.38 %2.08 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
2,2931.25 %2.22 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$34,352.25-$37,718.88$39,349.33
Average household size2.63-2.692.58
Average income per member of household$13,082.08-$14,019.28$15,252.86
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Area Code 979 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over220,591100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
172,52878.21 %77.70 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
31,41414.24 %14.48 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
9490.43 %1.86 %4.73 %
Walked
5,0672.30 %1.90 %2.94 %
Other means
4,2691.94 %1.31 %1.20 %
Worked at home
6,3642.88 %2.75 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)27.8883 minutes-26.6 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 979 Housing

Area Code 979 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units211,465100.00 %8,152,578117,282,697
Occupied housing units
183,69686.87 %90.65 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
118,13655.87 %57.84 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
65,56031.00 %32.82 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
27,76913.13 %9.35 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
8,7144.12 %2.11 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate2.03 %-2.56 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate7.84 %-9.33 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.66-2.712.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.57-2.672.45
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Area Code 979 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units211,425100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
134,25363.50 %63.39 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
4,9872.36 %3.05 %5.68 %
2 units
5,7722.73 %2.09 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
9,8484.66 %3.35 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
7,2353.42 %4.37 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
7,3123.46 %4.32 %3.99 %
20 or more units
11,7015.53 %10.05 %8.59 %
Mobile home
29,18613.80 %8.96 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,1310.53 %0.42 %0.22 %
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Area Code 979 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units211,425100.00 %--
1 room
4,3412.05 %2.54 %2.21 %
2 rooms
12,4215.87 %6.26 %4.88 %
3 rooms
22,42510.61 %12.03 %10.06 %
4 rooms
38,73718.32 %16.28 %15.95 %
5 rooms
51,15424.19 %22.47 %20.92 %
6 rooms
39,00618.45 %18.07 %18.39 %
7 rooms
21,92610.37 %10.50 %11.98 %
8 rooms
11,8985.63 %6.15 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
9,5174.50 %5.69 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.2-5.15.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units183,707100.00 %--
1.00 or less
170,93993.05 %82.10 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
7,3173.98 %4.44 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
5,4512.97 %4.12 %2.54 %
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Area Code 979 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas64,17330.35 %39.15 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas25,48512.05 %5.75 %5.96 %
Electricity91,11443.10 %44.77 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.2960.14 %0.07 %8.06 %
Coal or coke160.01 %0.00 %0.12 %
Wood1,5240.72 %0.39 %1.51 %
Solar energy310.01 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel3560.17 %0.12 %0.35 %
No fuel used7120.34 %0.38 %1.25 %
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Area Code 979 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units83,536100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
21,22725.41 %22.74 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
37,18944.52 %40.56 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
14,37417.21 %18.21 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
5,8877.05 %8.71 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
3,5694.27 %5.82 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
9561.14 %2.72 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
2100.25 %0.98 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
1240.15 %0.26 %0.56 %
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Area Code 979 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage45,33154.27 %64.22 %69.56 %
Less than $300
4910.59 %0.53 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
3,8434.60 %4.31 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
8,42010.08 %9.73 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
15,13518.12 %18.36 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
11,92914.28 %18.47 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
3,5134.21 %7.25 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
2,0002.39 %5.57 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged38,20545.73 %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 percent40,31848.26 %40.73 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent14,57817.45 %18.23 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent9,09110.88 %13.23 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent5,6616.78 %8.19 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent3,1303.75 %5.00 %6.01 %
35 percent or more9,63911.54 %13.57 %15.91 %
Not computed1,1191.34 %1.05 %0.85 %
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Area Code 979 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units63,898100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
3,1554.94 %4.43 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
4,0846.39 %4.68 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
20,25731.70 %25.12 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
23,43436.67 %37.06 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
5,7328.97 %15.41 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
2,4893.90 %6.34 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
3690.58 %1.55 %2.89 %
No cash rent
4,3786.85 %5.41 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)33,84152.96 %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 percent11,55018.08 %18.82 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent7,74712.12 %15.32 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent6,61010.34 %13.44 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent5,1498.06 %10.18 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent3,8946.09 %7.22 %7.32 %
35 percent or more22,51235.23 %27.08 %29.47 %
Not computed6,43610.07 %7.94 %7.77 %

Area Code 979 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
None13,7156.49 %6.72 %9.57 %
161,65329.16 %32.60 %31.22 %
275,89435.90 %37.09 %34.76 %
3 or more32,44515.35 %14.25 %15.45 %
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