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ZIP Code 24520

Primary City:Alton, VA (View All Cities)
County: Halifax County
Timezone: Eastern (9:53pm)
Area code: 434 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:36.6, -79.0
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 24520

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 24520. 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 24520. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 24520, 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:
Alton, VA

Stats and Demographics for the 24520 ZIP Code

ZIP code 24520 is located in south 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 24520 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 single parents and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 24520 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,450
Population Density 26 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,200
Median Home Value $153,300
Land Area 92.77 sq mi
Water Area 0.74 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 1,011
Median Household Income $40,804

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 45


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 56068128
5-96564129
10-149178169
15-1910287189
20-246147108
25-29484694
30-346053113
35-398385168
40-449083173
45-4910399202
50-548389172
55-5910183184
60-649494188
65-697572147
70-744659105
75-79364278
80-84193453
85 Plus203050

Gender

 Male 1,237 50%
 Female 1,213 50%
Gender

Race

 White 1,632 66.6%
 Black Or African American 776 31.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2 0.1%
 Asian 9 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 12 0.5%
 Two Or More Races 19 0.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2431922
25-34593594
35-4414242184
45-5417432206
55-6418042222
65-7413820158
75-84801191
85 Plus29534

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 528 52%
 Single Guardian 168 17%
 Singles 284 28%
 Singles With Roommate 31 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 708 70%
 Households with Kids 303 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
162026
212618
317825
4122133
561420
610919
715924
8161834
9181432
10221436
11121123
12182038
13211637
14181735
15251439
16241842
17222547
18141933
19171128
20171027

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 24520 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 24520 were primarily built in the 1990s. Looking at 24520 real estate data, the median home value of $153,300 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 24520. Rentals in 24520 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 24520 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,450 100%
 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 445 37%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 360 30%
 Renter Occupied Households 206 17%
 Households Vacant 189 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 14 7.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 1 0.5%
 For Sale Only 23 12.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 2 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 47 24.9%
 For Migrant Workers 7 3.7%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 95 50.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 8 7%
 2 Bedroom 32 28%
 3+ Bedroom 75 65%
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 $40,804 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 24520 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 24520 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. More commuters in 24520 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 626 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 339 21%
 No Earnings 670 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 626 38%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 339 21%
 No Earnings 670 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 769 95%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 27 3%
 Worked at Home 11 1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The population has a much higher percentage of people with low education levels (less than high school) than normal. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 95 14%
 High School Graduate 410 59%
 Associate's degree 80 12%
 Bachelor's degree 65 9%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 44 6%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 253 72%
 Enrolled in Private School 42 12%
 Not Enrolled in School 57 16%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 24520

ZIP Code 24520 is in the Halifax County Public Schools. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 24520.

Cluster Springs Elementary
7091 Huell Matthews Hwy
Alton, VA 24520
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Halifax County Public Schools

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