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ZIP Code 26159

Primary City:Paden City, WV (View All Cities)
County: Wetzel County
Timezone: Eastern (10:22pm)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.61, -80.91
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 26159

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 26159. 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 26159. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 26159, 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:
Paden City, WV

Stats and Demographics for the 26159 ZIP Code

ZIP code 26159 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 higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 26159 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 26159 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,745
Population Density 1,626 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,313
Median Home Value $69,800
Land Area 1.69 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,184
Median Household Income $35,401

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male 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
Male62807879768076639095109100756578582919
Female668286796277727786120124828310690584340
Total1281621641581381571481401762152331821581711681167259

Gender

 Male 1,312 48%
 Female 1,433 52%
Gender

Race

 White 2,709 98.7%
 Black Or African American 8 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 4 0.1%
 Asian 4 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 1 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 18 0.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner137111719218617613345
Renter216338622821144
Total3413415525421419714749

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 634 54%
 Single Guardian 183 15%
 Singles 318 27%
 Singles With Roommate 49 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 873 74%
 Households with Kids 311 26%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male141481421121316182514151410141517181521
Female814191220111119211712182514171415211213
Total2228272641232435394226333924312932392734

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 26159 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 26159 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1950s. Looking at 26159 real estate data, the median home value of $69,800 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 26159 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 26159 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 26159 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,745 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 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 487 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 446 34%
 Renter Occupied Households 251 19%
 Households Vacant 129 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 29 22%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 3%
 For Sale Only 15 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 27 21%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 48 37%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 49 20%
 2 Bedroom 124 51%
 3+ Bedroom 68 28%
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 $35,401 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 26159 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 26159 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 700 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 390 18%
 No Earnings 1,094 50%
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 700 32%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 390 18%
 No Earnings 1,094 50%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 830 89%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 50 5%
 Worked at Home 53 6%
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 133 16%
 High School Graduate 571 69%
 Associate's degree 33 4%
 Bachelor's degree 84 10%
 Master's degree 11 1%
 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 480 92%
 Enrolled in Private School 10 2%
 Not Enrolled in School 29 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 26159

ZIP Code 26159 is in the Wetzel County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 26159.

Paden City Elementary School
510 North Second Ave
Paden City, WV 26159
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Wetzel County School District
Paden City High School
201 North Fourth Ave
Paden City, WV 26159
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Wetzel County School District

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