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ZIP Code 24836

Primary City:Gary, WV (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Mcdowell County
Timezone: Eastern (12:04am)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.359, -81.549
ZIP (~1200 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 24836

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 24836. 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 24836. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 24836, 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:
Gary, WV

Stats and Demographics for the 24836 ZIP Code

ZIP code 24836 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 24836 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 24836 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 800
Population Density 21 people per sq mi
Housing Units 417
Median Home Value $31,500
Land Area 37.99 sq mi
Water Area 0.10 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 300
Median Household Income $20,000

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 51Male Median Age: 45Female Median Age: 55

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


 Male 366 46%
 Female 434 54%


 White 548 68.5%
 Black Or African American 242 30.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 2 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 2 0.3%
 Two Or More Races 6 0.8%

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 127 42%
 Single Guardian 74 25%
 Singles 89 30%
 Singles With Roommate 10 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 216 72%
 Households with Kids 84 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 24836 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 24836 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 24836 real estate data, the median home value of $31,500 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 24836 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 24836 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 24836 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 694 87%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 106 13%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 60 14%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 195 47%
 Renter Occupied Households 45 11%
 Households Vacant 117 28%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 22 19%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Sale Only 9 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 3 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 11 9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 70 60%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 17 49%
 3+ Bedroom 18 51%
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 $20,000 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 24836 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 24836 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 24836 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 110 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 21 4%
 No Earnings 353 73%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 110 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 21 4%
 No Earnings 353 73%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 117 91%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 11 9%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
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. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 40 23%
 High School Graduate 124 70%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 5 3%
 Master's degree 7 4%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 64 97%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 2 3%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

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