What Are Some Popular ZIP Codes in Texas?


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77005, 77024, 78746, 77094 and 76034 are some popular ZIP codes in Texas, as of 2015. The ZIP codes correspond to Houston, West Lake Hills in Austin, the Katy area, the Energy Corridor District and Colleyville.

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There are no authoritative lists of the best ZIP codes in Texas, per se. The Houston Chronicle and the Movoto real estate blog have compiled subjective lists of the best ZIP codes in Texas according to household income, median house worth, median rent, average commute and unemployment rate. Percentages of families below the poverty level and high school graduation rates were some other factors considered.

The resulting list of ZIP codes reflects a perception of desirability and superlative qualities based upon which ZIP codes possessed certain criteria to a favorable degree. 77005 in Houston is the second best ZIP code in the entire nation, reports Movoto. It has a high school dropout rate of less than 2 percent, and median household income is approximately $150,000 as of 2015.

77024, a neighboring Houston ZIP code, boasts a median household income of roughly $197,000. Houston ZIP codes are among the wealthiest in the state, states the Houston Chronicle, which relied heavily upon U.S. Census data from the American Community Survey.

The ZIP codes in Katy, Austin, the Energy Corridor District and Colleyville share similar characteristics, such as counting some of the state's wealthiest among their residents. Most residents hold at least a bachelor's degree and, on average, are 45 years old.

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