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ZIP Code 26161

Primary City:Petroleum, WV (View All Cities)
County: Ritchie County
Timezone: Eastern (3:14pm)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.2, -81.3
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 26161

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 26161. 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 26161. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 26161, 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:
Petroleum, WV

Stats and Demographics for the 26161 ZIP Code

ZIP code 26161 is located in west 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 26161 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a large number of families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 26161 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 480
Population Density 10 people per sq mi
Housing Units 333
Median Home Value $85,000
Land Area 48.03 sq mi
Water Area 0.24 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 207
Median Household Income $31,719

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 49Male Median Age: 48Female Median Age: 51

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male13171116189141582223223215161133
Female49617101171010202324201371272
Total17261733282021251842464652282323105

Gender

 Male 268 56%
 Female 212 44%
Gender

Race

 White 477 99.4%
 Black Or African American 0 0.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 3 0.6%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner21421394930182
Renter32866412
Total51629455534194

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 123 59%
 Single Guardian 27 13%
 Singles 49 24%
 Singles With Roommate 8 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 157 76%
 Households with Kids 50 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male50133452371111053447
Female10021311311013224450
Total60154763682124277897

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 26161 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 26161 were primarily built in the 1990s or the 1980s. Looking at 26161 real estate data, the median home value of $85,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 26161. Rentals in 26161 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 26161 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 480 100%
 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 63 19%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 112 34%
 Renter Occupied Households 32 10%
 Households Vacant 126 38%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 0.8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0.0%
 For Sale Only 1 0.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 13 10.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 92 73.0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 19 15.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 56 71%
 3+ Bedroom 23 29%
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 $31,719 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 26161 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 26161 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. In 26161 though, the percentage of people that make it to work in under half an hour is among the lowest. The area has an extremely high percentage of people that most travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment. People that commute should be aware of the potentially long commute times.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 80 25%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 76 24%
 No Earnings 158 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 80 25%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 76 24%
 No Earnings 158 50%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 118 100%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 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 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 20 11%
 High School Graduate 143 79%
 Associate's degree 10 5%
 Bachelor's degree 9 5%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

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