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ZIP Code 24801

Primary City:Welch, WV (View All Cities)
County: Mcdowell County
Timezone: Eastern (3:25pm)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.3, -81.5
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 24801

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 24801. 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 24801. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 24801, 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:
Welch, WV
Acceptable:
Capels, Coalwood, Havaco, Hemphill, Skygusty, Superior, Wolf Pen
Unacceptable:
Maitland

Stats and Demographics for the 24801 ZIP Code

ZIP code 24801 is located in southwest West Virginia and covers a slightly less 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 24801 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of families and a large number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 24801 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 3,858
Population Density 70 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,940
Median Home Value $38,500
Land Area 54.92 sq mi
Water Area 0.08 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,569
Median Household Income $27,386

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 47

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male10810283801231681761501281151821671359067303639
Female11589909111098941031071181711801388583638460
Total2231911731712332662702532352333533472731751509312099

Gender

 Male 1,979 51%
 Female 1,879 49%
Gender

Race

 White 3,319 86.0%
 Black Or African American 460 11.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 2 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 2 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 73 1.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner279014121128118513964
Renter3967648097462315
Total6615720529137823116279

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 667 43%
 Single Guardian 274 17%
 Singles 556 35%
 Singles With Roommate 72 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,174 75%
 Households with Kids 395 25%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2217222219282511191113172220191114132315
Female3316261421161425131716161922221127191219
Total5533483640443936322829334142412241323534

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 24801 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 24801 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 24801 real estate data, the median home value of $38,500 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 24801 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 24801 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 24801 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 3,493 91%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 332 9%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 33 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 328 17%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 810 42%
 Renter Occupied Households 431 22%
 Households Vacant 371 19%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 86 23.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.3%
 For Sale Only 35 9.4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 10 2.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 11 3.0%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.3%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 227 61.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 94 22%
 1 Bedroom 96 22%
 2 Bedroom 136 31%
 3+ Bedroom 108 25%
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 $27,386 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 24801 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 24801 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 911 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 573 16%
 No Earnings 2,002 57%
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 911 26%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 573 16%
 No Earnings 2,002 57%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,049 95.1%
 Public transportation 6 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 17 1.5%
 Worked at Home 31 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 area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 500 31%
 High School Graduate 943 58%
 Associate's degree 26 2%
 Bachelor's degree 114 7%
 Master's degree 36 2%
 Professional school degree 20 1%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 514 67.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 114 14.9%
 Not Enrolled in School 135 17.7%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 24801

ZIP Code 24801 is in the Mcdowell County School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 24801.

Career and Technology Center
Drawer V
Welch, WV 24801
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Mcdowell County School District
Mount View High School
950 Mount View Rd
Welch, WV 24801
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Mcdowell County School District
Welch Elementary School
1235 Stewart St
Welch, WV 24801
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mcdowell County School District

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