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ZIP Code 26717

Primary City:Elk Garden, WV (View All Cities)
Timezone: Eastern (2:57pm)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.4, -79.2
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 26717

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 26717. 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 26717. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 26717, 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:
Elk Garden, WV

Stats and Demographics for the 26717 ZIP Code

ZIP code 26717 is located in east 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 26717 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 26717 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 1,170
Population Density 28 people per sq mi
Housing Units 549
Median Home Value $65,300
Land Area 41.75 sq mi
Water Area 0.56 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 452
Median Household Income $29,310

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 44

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male4043433748373835444543434435301257
Female3329262923443033324748454730159138
Total737269667181686876929188916545211815

Gender

 Male 629 54%
 Female 541 46%
Gender

Race

 White 1,151 98.4%
 Black Or African American 5 0.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0.0%
 Asian 0 0.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 0 0.0%
 Two Or More Races 14 1.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner749608285682610
Renter910121412530
Total1659729697732910

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 272 60%
 Single Guardian 64 14%
 Singles 95 21%
 Singles With Roommate 21 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 308 68%
 Households with Kids 144 32%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male111094118861081385955615612
Female384128568285553667733
Total141813161913141412161813101211111322915

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 26717 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 26717 were primarily built in the 1980s or the 1970s. Looking at 26717 real estate data, the median home value of $65,300 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 26717 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 26717 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 26717 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 1,167 99.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 3 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 159 29%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 228 42%
 Renter Occupied Households 65 12%
 Households Vacant 97 18%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1 1%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 4 4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 26 27%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 64 66%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 6 4%
 2 Bedroom 89 66%
 3+ Bedroom 40 30%
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 $29,310 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 26717 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. 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 26717. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 355 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 191 18%
 No Earnings 509 48%
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 355 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 191 18%
 No Earnings 509 48%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 460 97%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 12 3%
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. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 125 26.3%
 High School Graduate 317 66.7%
 Associate's degree 0 0.0%
 Bachelor's degree 30 6.3%
 Master's degree 0 0.0%
 Professional school degree 0 0.0%
 Doctorate degree 3 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 135 100%
 Enrolled in Private School 0 0%
 Not Enrolled in School 0 0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 26717

ZIP Code 26717 is in the Mineral County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 26717.

Elk Garden School
Rt. 1 Box 320
Elk Garden, WV 26717
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mineral County School District

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