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ZIP Code 26542

Primary City:Masontown, WV (View All Cities)
County: Preston County
Timezone: Eastern (7:22pm)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.57, -79.78
ZIP (~5 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 26542

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 26542. 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 26542. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 26542, 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:
Masontown, WV
Acceptable:
Cascade

Stats and Demographics for the 26542 ZIP Code

ZIP code 26542 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 26542 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 extremely 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 26542 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,547
Population Density 71 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,221
Median Home Value $105,200
Land Area 36.00 sq mi
Water Area 0.29 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,066
Median Household Income $44,103

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 42Male Median Age: 42Female Median Age: 42

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male775884735475917410510495102976234283214
Female6764837460817992819490103936750483032
Total14412216714711415617016618619818520519012984766246

Gender

 Male 1,259 49%
 Female 1,288 51%
Gender

Race

 White 2,507 98.4%
 Black Or African American 6 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.0%
 Asian 2 0.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.1%
 Other Race 1 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 27 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner121071421751991108533
Renter124930333722173
Total2415617220823613210236

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 552 52%
 Single Guardian 164 15%
 Singles 294 28%
 Singles With Roommate 56 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 781 73%
 Households with Kids 285 27%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male11161120139121410211418191220161515713
Female13101416181113121018131319201511132699
Total2426253631202526203927313832352728411622

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 26542 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 26542 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1990s. Looking at 26542 real estate data, the median home value of $105,200 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 26542 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 26542 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 26542 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,547 100%
 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 421 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 442 36%
 Renter Occupied Households 203 17%
 Households Vacant 155 13%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 29 19%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 2%
 For Sale Only 17 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 5 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 23 15%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 78 50%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 24 9%
 1 Bedroom 49 18%
 2 Bedroom 128 47%
 3+ Bedroom 71 26%
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 $44,103 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 26542 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 26542. 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 987 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 509 22%
 No Earnings 871 37%
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 987 42%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 509 22%
 No Earnings 871 37%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 1,232 92.6%
 Public transportation 10 0.8%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 3 0.2%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 31 2.3%
 Worked at Home 54 4.1%
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. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 200 23%
 High School Graduate 566 64%
 Associate's degree 38 4%
 Bachelor's degree 50 6%
 Master's degree 24 3%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 459 90.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 10 2.0%
 Not Enrolled in School 38 7.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 26542

ZIP Code 26542 is in the Preston County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 26542.

West Preston Middle School
167 South Main Str
Masontown, WV 26542
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Preston County School District

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