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ZIP Code 24740

Primary City:Princeton, WV (View All Cities)
County: Mercer County
Timezone: Eastern (5:22pm)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.4, -81.1
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 24740

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 24740. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 24740. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 24740, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Princeton, WV
Acceptable:
Elgood, Oakvale

Stats and Demographics for the 24740 ZIP Code

ZIP code 24740 is located in southwest West Virginia and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 24740 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 24740 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 30,435
Population Density 190 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,522
Median Home Value $89,100
Land Area 160.34 sq mi
Water Area 0.59 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,200
Median Household Income $37,045

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male9178368658608398529108799659501,0411,1021,039779589441334200
Female8548688778328919169649779401,0121,1641,3171,159835714621517579
Total1,7711,7041,7421,6921,7301,7681,8741,8561,9051,9622,2052,4192,1981,6141,3031,062851779

Gender

 Male 14,398 47%
 Female 16,037 53%
Gender

Race

 White 28,757 94.5%
 Black Or African American 928 3.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 73 0.2%
 Asian 216 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 2 0.0%
 Other Race 53 0.2%
 Two Or More Races 406 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1839211,3521,7112,2151,6101,121384
Renter449815604596515346249129
Total6321,7361,9562,3072,7301,9561,370513

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,321 48%
 Single Guardian 2,280 17%
 Singles 3,956 30%
 Singles With Roommate 643 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 9,513 72%
 Households with Kids 3,687 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male201177171176175158148174181171178160180176212168161153166171
Female176163210135162185184182155170160167170210163160163154192182
Total377340381311337343332356336341338327350386375328324307358353

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 24740 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 24740 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 24740 real estate data, the median home value of $89,100 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 24740 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 24740 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 24740 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 30,065 98.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 13 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 268 0.9%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 89 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,672 32%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 4,825 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 3,703 25%
 Households Vacant 1,322 9%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 307 23%
 Rented & Unoccupied 31 2%
 For Sale Only 146 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 99 7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 129 10%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 610 46%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 101 3%
 1 Bedroom 426 12%
 2 Bedroom 1,787 49%
 3+ Bedroom 1,346 37%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $37,045 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 24740 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 24740 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8,477 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,571 18%
 No Earnings 11,818 48%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 8,477 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,571 18%
 No Earnings 11,818 48%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 10,676 94.0%
 Public transportation 63 0.6%
 Taxicab 3 0.0%
 Motorcycle 10 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 292 2.6%
 Worked at Home 318 2.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The population is likely to value education because they are very well educated themselves. A much higher percentation of the population has received a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,995 19.7%
 High School Graduate 5,915 58.3%
 Associate's degree 404 4.0%
 Bachelor's degree 1,225 12.1%
 Master's degree 266 2.6%
 Professional school degree 257 2.5%
 Doctorate degree 81 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,398 80.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 384 7.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 675 12.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 24740

ZIP Code 24740 is in the Mercer County School District. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 24740.

Mercer County Early Learning Center
821 Broadway St
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Mercer County School District
Mercer County Technical Education Center
1397 Stafford Dr
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Mercer County School District
Glenwood School
1734 Glenwood Park Rd
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mercer County School District
Melrose Elementary School
Hc 71 Box 257 Athen Rd
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mercer County School District
Mercer Elementary School
1200 Mercer St
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mercer County School District
Oakvale School
2503 Goodwin's Chapel Rd
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mercer County School District
Princeton Middle School
300 North Johnston St
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Mercer County School District
Princeton Primary School
219b Old Bluefield Rd
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mercer County School District
Straley Elementary School
810 Straley Ave
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mercer County School District
Pikeview Middle School
3566 Eads Mill Rd
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Mercer County School District
Sam Perdue Juvenile Center
843 Shelter Rd
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Institutional Educational Programs School District
Princeton Senior High School
1321 Stafford Dr
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mercer County School District
Pikeview High School
3566 Eads Mill Rd
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Mercer County School District
Mercer Christian Academy
314a Oakvale Rd
Princeton, WV 24740
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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