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ZIP Code 26537

Primary City:Kingwood, WV (View All Cities)
County: Preston County
Timezone: Eastern (2:56am)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.5, -79.7
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 26537

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 26537. 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 26537. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 26537, 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:
Kingwood, WV

Stats and Demographics for the 26537 ZIP Code

ZIP code 26537 is located in north 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 26537 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is large while the number of seniors 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 26537 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 5,721
Population Density 139 people per sq mi
Housing Units 2,600
Median Home Value $116,400
Land Area 41.27 sq mi
Water Area 0.33 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 2,344
Median Household Income $39,792

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 43Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 45

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male193157165165127168177169190167191208186160108675850
Female14915917218014715716417820421621623319715812910499153
Total342316337345274325341347394383407441383318237171157203

Gender

 Male 2,706 47%
 Female 3,015 53%
Gender

Race

 White 5,605 98.0%
 Black Or African American 33 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 10 0.2%
 Asian 22 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 7 0.1%
 Two Or More Races 44 0.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner2018028232039929717785
Renter6510910012289513711
Total8528938244248834821496

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 1,213 52%
 Single Guardian 361 15%
 Singles 628 27%
 Singles With Roommate 142 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 1,640 70%
 Households with Kids 704 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male4241423432273928312732383137363132422425
Female2629304226243444313229344334344429373629
Total6870727658517372625961727471707561796054

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 26537 has a slightly less than average 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 26537 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 26537 real estate data, the median home value of $116,400 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 26537. Rentals in 26537 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 26537 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 5,578 98%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 143 2%
 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 901 35%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 859 33%
 Renter Occupied Households 584 22%
 Households Vacant 256 10%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 55 21.5%
 Rented & Unoccupied 2 0.8%
 For Sale Only 33 12.9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 12 4.7%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 33 12.9%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 121 47.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 11 2%
 1 Bedroom 111 22%
 2 Bedroom 223 44%
 3+ Bedroom 165 32%
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 $39,792 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 26537 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. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 26537 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 1,776 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 953 21%
 No Earnings 1,914 41%
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 1,776 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 953 21%
 No Earnings 1,914 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 2,254 92.5%
 Public transportation 13 0.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 119 4.9%
 Worked at Home 52 2.1%
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 361 19.5%
 High School Graduate 1,160 62.7%
 Associate's degree 50 2.7%
 Bachelor's degree 162 8.8%
 Master's degree 104 5.6%
 Professional school degree 8 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 6 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 784 83.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 72 7.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 79 8.4%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 26537

ZIP Code 26537 is in the Preston County School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 26537.

Central Preston Middle School
350 Preston Dr
Kingwood, WV 26537
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Preston County School District
Kingwood Elementary
207 South Price St
Kingwood, WV 26537
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Preston County School District
Preston High School
400 Preston Dr
Kingwood, WV 26537
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Preston County School District

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