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ZIP Code 24816

Post Office City:Big Sandy, WV (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: McDowell County
Timezone: Eastern (8:16pm)
Area code: 304 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.460, -81.701
ZIP (~200 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 24816

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Primary/preferred city:
Big Sandy, WV

Stats and Demographics for the 24816 ZIP Code

ZIP code 24816 is located in southwest 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 24816 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 large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 24816 ZIP code is small compared to other areas of the country.

Population 151
Population Density 309 people per sq mi
Housing Units 88
Median Home Value $53,800
Land Area 0.49 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 64
Median Household Income $35,221

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 41Female Median Age: 39

Under 5156
85 Plus000


 Male 71 47%
 Female 80 53%


 White 147 97.4%
 Black Or African American 1 0.7%
 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 3 2.0%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus000

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 29 45%
 Single Guardian 13 20%
 Singles 20 31%
 Singles With Roommate 2 3%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 45 70%
 Households with Kids 19 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 24816 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 24816 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 24816 real estate data, the median home value of $53,800 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 24816. Rentals in 24816 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $300-$499/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 24816 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 151 100%
 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 7 8%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 46 52%
 Renter Occupied Households 11 13%
 Households Vacant 24 27%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 3 13%
 Rented & Unoccupied 0 0%
 For Sale Only 1 4%
 Sold & Unoccupied 1 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 0 0%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 19 79%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 0 0%
 2 Bedroom 10 100%
 3+ Bedroom 0 0%
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 $35,221 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 24816 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. Pedestrians and cyclists beware. The area has some of lowest percentages of commutes without a vehicle in the country. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 24816 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. The commute in 24816 is that short for a higher percentage of workers than almost anywhere in the United States. Many commuters should consider themselves lucky that they don't have a longer commute. 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.

For more information, see Big Sandy, WV poverty.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 27 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 0 0%
 No Earnings 73 73%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 27 27%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 0 0%
 No Earnings 73 73%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 27 100%
 Public transportation 0 0%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 0 0%
 Worked at Home 0 0%
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.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 24 27%
 High School Graduate 66 73%
 Associate's degree 0 0%
 Bachelor's degree 0 0%
 Master's degree 0 0%
 Professional school degree 0 0%
 Doctorate degree 0 0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

Schools in ZIP Code 24816

ZIP Code 24816 is in the Mcdowell County School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 24816.

Fall River Elementary School
Drawer 70
Big Sandy, WV 24816
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Mcdowell County School District

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