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ZIP Code 26224

Primary City:Helvetia, WV (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (7:31pm)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.73, -80.19
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 26224

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 26224. 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 26224. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 26224, 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:
Helvetia, WV

Stats and Demographics for the 26224 ZIP Code

ZIP code 26224 is located in central 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 26224 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is extremely large. There are also a small number of single parents and a large number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 26224 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 221
Population Density 6 people per sq mi
Housing Units 187
Median Home Value $71,100
Land Area 34.18 sq mi
Water Area 0.00 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 98
Median Household Income $27,188

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 51Male Median Age: 54Female Median Age: 48

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


 Male 119 54%
 Female 102 46%


 White 218 99%
 Black Or African American 0 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0%
 Asian 0 0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0%
 Other Race 0 0%
 Two Or More Races 3 1%

Head of Household by Age

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

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 59 60%
 Single Guardian 6 6%
 Singles 29 30%
 Singles With Roommate 4 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 77 79%
 Households with Kids 21 21%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 26224 has an extremely large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 26224 were primarily built in the 1940s or 1939 or earlier. Looking at 26224 real estate data, the median home value of $71,100 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 26224.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 221 100%
 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 19 10%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 72 39%
 Renter Occupied Households 7 4%
 Households Vacant 89 48%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 0 0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 2 2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 80 90%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 7 8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $27,188 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 26224 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, 26224 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 26224 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 44 20%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 54 25%
 No Earnings 119 55%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 44 20%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 54 25%
 No Earnings 119 55%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 55 100%
 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 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 37 33%
 High School Graduate 66 59%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 8 7%
 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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