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ZIP Code 26426

Primary City:Salem, WV (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (1:26pm)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.3, -80.5
ZIP (~10 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 26426

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 26426. 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 26426. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 26426, 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:
Salem, WV
Acceptable:
Bristol, Industrial, Wolf Summit

Stats and Demographics for the 26426 ZIP Code

ZIP code 26426 is located in central 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 26426 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 families and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 26426 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 7,003
Population Density 53 people per sq mi
Housing Units 3,198
Median Home Value $82,600
Land Area 132.17 sq mi
Water Area 0.17 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,746
Median Household Income $40,090

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1982002093632281701941902362842562702431711521026339
Female18017119424718218618118222325128325624618814711594109
Total378371403610410356375372459535539526489359299217157148

Gender

 Male 3,568 51%
 Female 3,435 49%
Gender

Race

 White 6,755 96.5%
 Black Or African American 126 1.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 9 0.1%
 Asian 13 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 9 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 91 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2017631047151234222275
Renter5215910512168653315
Total7233541559258040725590

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,473 54%
 Single Guardian 424 15%
 Singles 708 26%
 Singles With Roommate 141 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,970 72%
 Households with Kids 776 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4237473761323228475133373850597076956363
Female3834394129284939263133373360394849664537
Total8071867890608167738266747111098118125161108100

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 26426 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 26426 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 26426 real estate data, the median home value of $82,600 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 26426 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 26426 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 26426 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 6,599 94%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 143 2%
 Nursing Facilities 96 1%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 105 1%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 60 1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,001 31%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,127 35%
 Renter Occupied Households 618 19%
 Households Vacant 452 14%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 35 8%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 35 8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 7 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 108 24%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 267 59%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 24 5%
 1 Bedroom 52 12%
 2 Bedroom 168 38%
 3+ Bedroom 193 44%
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 $40,090 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 26426 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

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. Most commuters in 26426 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 1,838 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,145 20%
 No Earnings 2,660 47%
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 1,838 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,145 20%
 No Earnings 2,660 47%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,302 88%
 Public transportation 34 1%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 131 5%
 Worked at Home 158 6%
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 406 17.1%
 High School Graduate 1,563 65.8%
 Associate's degree 43 1.8%
 Bachelor's degree 213 9.0%
 Master's degree 111 4.7%
 Professional school degree 16 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 25 1.1%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 1,100 85%
 Enrolled in Private School 64 5%
 Not Enrolled in School 127 10%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 26426

ZIP Code 26426 is in the Harrison County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 26426.

Salem Elementary
Rt 1 Box 10a
Salem, WV 26426
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harrison County School District
Miracle Meadows School
Buffalo Calf Rd
Salem, WV 26426
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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