Zapata, TX Population

Population: 4,856
Males: 2,330 (48.0%), Females: 2,526 (52.0%)

Zapata County

Zip code: 78076

Median resident age: 32.4 years
Median household income: $24,136
Median house value: $49,700

Races in Zapata:

  • Hispanic (89.1%)
  • Other race (12.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (10.3%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (2.6%), English (2.1%), German (2.0%), Irish (1.6%).

Elevation: 404 feet

Land area: 7.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Zapata

  • High school or higher: 54.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Zapata CDP

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 58.6%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 6.4%

19.7% Foreign born (19.7% Latin America).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Zapata:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Zapata:

  • LAREDO INTL (about 45 miles; LAREDO, TX; Abbreviation: LRD)
  • MC ALLEN MILLER INTL (about 88 miles; MC ALLEN, TX; Abbreviation: MFE)
  • VALLEY INTL (about 122 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Abbreviation: HRL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Zapata:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zapata:

  • LAREDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; LAREDO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,449)
  • TEXAS A & M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; LAREDO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,107)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN (about 85 miles; EDINBURG, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,651)
  • SOUTH TEXAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 86 miles; MCALLEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,142)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE (about 106 miles; KINGSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,860)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-HARLINGEN (about 120 miles; HARLINGEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,167)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT BROWNSVILLE (about 139 miles; BROWNSVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,044)

Schools

Public high school in Zapata:

  • ZAPATA H S (Students: 815; Location: 17TH & CARLA ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Zapata:

  • ZAPATA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 703; Location: 17TH & CARLA ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ZAPATA SOUTH ELEMENTARY (Students: 593; Location: 17TH & CARLA ST; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • ZAPATA CENTRAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 503; Location: 17TH & CARLA ST; Grades: 01 – 05)
  • ZAPATA NORTH EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTE (Students: 461; Location: 17TH & CARLA ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • BENAVIDES EL (Students: 88; Location: 17TH & CARLA ST; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Zapata:

  • FAITH ACADEMY (Students: 37; Location: PO BOX 577; Grades: KG – 11)

Libraries

Library in Zapata:

  • ZAPATA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $97,456; Location: 901 KENNEDY ST; 25,033 books; 563 audio materials; 1,576 video materials; 31 serial subscriptions)