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ZIP Code 26431

Primary City:Shinnston, WV (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (11:55pm)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.38, -80.27
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 26431

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 26431. 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 26431. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 26431, 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:
Shinnston, WV
Acceptable:
Adamsville, Francis Mine, Owings, Peora, Pine Bluff, Saltwell

Stats and Demographics for the 26431 ZIP Code

ZIP code 26431 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 26431 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 26431 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,950
Population Density 160 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,767
Median Home Value $84,000
Land Area 37.22 sq mi
Water Area 0.01 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,493
Median Household Income $33,733

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male160183178199151166184201200219238207200150105735542
Female1641551791811471771832012182371852292351511441097866
Total324338357380298343367402418456423436435301249182133108

Gender

 Male 2,911 49%
 Female 3,039 51%
Gender

Race

 White 5,843 98.2%
 Black Or African American 23 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 13 0.2%
 Asian 6 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.1%
 Other Race 2 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 59 1.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2818330838141333419973
Renter411211141149549328
Total6930442249550838323181

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,280 51%
 Single Guardian 388 16%
 Singles 703 28%
 Singles With Roommate 122 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,787 72%
 Households with Kids 706 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2938312538343841323638383927343942414344
Female3028343730293425372942403632313842264429
Total5966656268637266696580787559657784678773

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 26431 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 26431 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 26431 real estate data, the median home value of $84,000 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 26431. Rentals in 26431 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 26431 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,950 100%
 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 933 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 986 36%
 Renter Occupied Households 574 21%
 Households Vacant 274 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 66 24%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 35 13%
 Sold & Unoccupied 9 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 14 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 150 55%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 62 9%
 1 Bedroom 112 16%
 2 Bedroom 377 55%
 3+ Bedroom 131 19%
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 $33,733 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 26431 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 26431 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. Most commuters in 26431 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 1,654 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,065 21%
 No Earnings 2,253 45%
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 1,654 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 1,065 21%
 No Earnings 2,253 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,237 95.2%
 Public transportation 7 0.3%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 70 3.0%
 Worked at Home 37 1.6%
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 391 18.8%
 High School Graduate 1,355 65.1%
 Associate's degree 98 4.7%
 Bachelor's degree 165 7.9%
 Master's degree 46 2.2%
 Professional school degree 14 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 14 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 681 83.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 49 6.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 86 10.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 26431

ZIP Code 26431 is in the Harrison County School District. There are 2 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 26431.

Big Elm Elementary School
200 Tetrick Rd
Shinnston, WV 26431
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Harrison County School District
Lincoln High School
Rt. 1 Box 300
Shinnston, WV 26431
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Harrison County School District

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