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ZIP Code 26261

Primary City:Richwood, WV (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (4:42am)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:38.2, -80.5
ZIP (~15 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 26261

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 26261. 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 26261. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 26261, 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:
Richwood, WV

Stats and Demographics for the 26261 ZIP Code

ZIP code 26261 is located in south West Virginia and covers a slightly higher 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 26261 are primarily white. The number of seniors is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a small number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 26261 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,701
Population Density 27 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,634
Median Home Value $38,500
Land Area 98.68 sq mi
Water Area 0.52 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,176
Median Household Income $24,756

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 49Male Median Age: 49Female Median Age: 50

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male6373638462576168706310413111210267574224
Female756358975961617566901041221059486555473
Total1381361211811211181221431361532082532171961531129697

Gender

 Male 1,303 48%
 Female 1,398 52%
Gender

Race

 White 2,628 97.3%
 Black Or African American 7 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 13 0.5%
 Asian 3 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 49 1.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner13559612922718112848
Renter1641626746322213
Total299615819627321315061

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 519 44%
 Single Guardian 224 19%
 Singles 390 33%
 Singles With Roommate 43 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 894 76%
 Households with Kids 282 24%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male131110172112131512169101414211813122010
Female217101813141681210101591413251521239
Total3418203534262923242619252328344328334319

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 26261 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 26261 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 26261 real estate data, the median home value of $38,500 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 26261 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 26261 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 26261 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,612 96.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 87 3.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 2 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 262 16%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 615 38%
 Renter Occupied Households 299 18%
 Households Vacant 458 28%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 73 15.9%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.2%
 For Sale Only 21 4.6%
 Sold & Unoccupied 13 2.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 162 35.4%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 188 41.0%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 70 21%
 2 Bedroom 137 41%
 3+ Bedroom 125 38%
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 $24,756 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 26261 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. However, that is not the case in 26261. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 564 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 420 17%
 No Earnings 1,510 61%
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 564 23%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 420 17%
 No Earnings 1,510 61%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 763 88%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 64 7%
 Worked at Home 45 5%
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. 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 207 22%
 High School Graduate 579 62%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 86 9%
 Master's degree 41 4%
 Professional school degree 14 2%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 480 88%
 Enrolled in Private School 33 6%
 Not Enrolled in School 35 6%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 26261

ZIP Code 26261 is in the Nicholas County School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 26261.

Richwood Middle School
2 Valley Ave
Richwood, WV 26261
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Nicholas County School District
Cherry River Elementary School
190 Riverside Dr
Richwood, WV 26261
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Nicholas County School District
Richwood High School
1 Valley Ave
Richwood, WV 26261
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Nicholas County School District

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