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ZIP Code 26034

Primary City:Chester, WV (View All Cities)
County: Hancock County
Timezone: Eastern (1:11am)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.59, -80.56
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 26034

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 26034. 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 26034. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 26034, 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:
Chester, WV

Stats and Demographics for the 26034 ZIP Code

ZIP code 26034 is located in north 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 26034 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 26034 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 4,905
Population Density 324 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,378
Median Home Value $82,000
Land Area 15.14 sq mi
Water Area 1.23 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,136
Median Household Income $36,038

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male12612617614710910211715118118319918316596119725742
Female1151481761489712014615515418620718416812011510379133
Total241274352295206222263306335369406367333216234175136175

Gender

 Male 2,351 48%
 Female 2,554 52%
Gender

Race

 White 4,812 98.1%
 Black Or African American 15 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 5 0.1%
 Asian 18 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 20 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 35 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1212824933635123216154
Renter481038810978696454
Total60231337445429301225108

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,039 49%
 Single Guardian 333 16%
 Singles 667 31%
 Singles With Roommate 97 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,534 72%
 Households with Kids 602 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male1627223317362326243633293642412535281821
Female1819222432252733313744272939323028243414
Total3446445749615059557377566581735563525235

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 26034 has a slightly less than average 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 26034 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 26034 real estate data, the median home value of $82,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 26034 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 26034 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 26034 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 4,846 99%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 59 1%
 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 877 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 646 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 613 26%
 Households Vacant 242 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 70 28.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.4%
 For Sale Only 37 15.3%
 Sold & Unoccupied 31 12.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 18 7.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 85 35.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 128 27%
 2 Bedroom 226 47%
 3+ Bedroom 124 26%
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 $36,038 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 26034 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, 26034 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 26034 can expect to fall in that range. 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 1,418 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,067 27%
 No Earnings 1,525 38%
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 1,418 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,067 27%
 No Earnings 1,525 38%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,984 98%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 21 1%
 Worked at Home 17 1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 216 12.9%
 High School Graduate 1,219 72.8%
 Associate's degree 61 3.6%
 Bachelor's degree 168 10.0%
 Master's degree 5 0.3%
 Professional school degree 5 0.3%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 828 88%
 Enrolled in Private School 50 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 59 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 26034

ZIP Code 26034 is in the Hancock County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 26034.

A. T. Allison Elementary School
600 Railroad St
Chester, WV 26034
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Hancock County School District
Oak Glen Middle School
39 Golden Bear Dr
Chester, WV 26034
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Hancock County School District

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