The map below shows median household income in 78521 by area. Areas in the top 1% of earnings are in purple, high-earning areas are in green, and low-earning areas are in red.

Brownsville, TX map (which includes 78521) of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

Household Income Key

Top 1%


The median household income in 78521 is $34,020. This means 78521 income is much lower than the median income in the United States, with zip household incomes in the 5th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in 78521 12% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 94% of zip codes might have higher incomes, and 4% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby zip codes family and household incomes are lower. Median income ranges from a low of $16,939 to a high of $114,484 in some neighborhoods.

Higher income areas are typically found in the southeast parts of the zip, and lower income areas are in the west areas.

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