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24526 Zip Code (Big Island, VA) Detailed Profile




City: Big Island, VA (1.26%)
Counties: Bedford County, VA (81.84%), Amherst County, VA (18.16%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,344
Zip code population in 2010: 1,593
Zip code population in 2000: 1,854

Houses and condos: 771
Renter-occupied apartments: 25
% of renters here:

4%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 24526: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 65.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.5% ($933)
Virginia:

0.8% ($2,194)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $928 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $938 (0.5%)

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Males: 624  (46.4%)
Females: 720  (53.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 24526:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 24526:

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

Zip code 24526 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 24526 (2017)
    • 1,42676.9%White
    • 1437.7%Black
    • 70.4%American Indian
    • 80.4%Two or more races
    • 70.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 10.05%Asian
    • 10.05%Some other race
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $173,405
24526:

$173,405
Virginia:

$273,400



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in 24526 zip code as of November 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 24526 is 162 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

54.9 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
Virginia:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 24526, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $49,360 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$49,360
State:

$71,192

Salary/wage: $44,517 (reported on 85.5% of returns)
Here:

$44,517
State:

$59,229
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.8% for AGIs below $25k, 78.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 69.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $604 (reported on 38.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$604
Virginia:

$1,600
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,960 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,960
State:

$6,959
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$3,180 (reported on 8.1% of returns)
Here:

+$3,180
State:

+$14,116

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,957 (reported on 11.3% of returns)
24526:

$8,957
Virginia:

$16,667

Total itemized deductions: $18,636 (19% of AGI, reported on 22.6% of returns)
Here:

$18,636
State:

$26,596

Here:

19.4% of AGI
State:

20.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,925 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,925
State:

$4,443
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $5,771 (reported on 22.6% of returns)
24526:

$5,771
State:

$9,951
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,030 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,030
State:

$2,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 54.8%
Here:

55%
State:

46%
(% for various income ranges: 52.2% for AGIs below $25k, 53.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 54.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 57.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 24526, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $40,411 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,411
State:

$56,704

Salary/wage: $39,100 (reported on 88.3% of returns)
Here:

$39,100
State:

$48,441
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 145.6% for AGIs below $10k, 81.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 88.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 93.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 78.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,003 (reported on 45.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,003
Virginia:

$1,688
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.8% for AGIs below $10k, 2.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,355 (reported on 18.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,355
State:

$4,028
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,299 (reported on 15.8% of returns)
Here:

+$2,299
State:

+$14,375
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.3% for AGIs below $10k, -0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,353 (reported on 2.5% of returns)
24526:

$2,353
Virginia:

$2,943

Total itemized deductions: $15,787 (20% of AGI, reported on 24.2% of returns)
Here:

$15,787
State:

$21,492

Here:

19.6% of AGI
State:

21.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,356 (4% of AGI, reported on 19.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,356
State:

$3,794

Here:

3.8% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,851 (reported on 77.4% of returns)
24526:

$4,851
State:

$9,537
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,670 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,670
State:

$1,734

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 59.1%
Here:

59%
State:

52%
(% for various income ranges: 49.6% for AGIs below $10k, 60.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 61.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 51.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 58.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$69,147
Virginia:

$71,535
Big Island, VA (24526) map Nearest zip codes: 24536, 24579, 24555, 24574, 24556, 24503.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

41.7%
Virginia:

49.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

4.2%
Virginia:

5.2%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 32
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 554


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 6 (6 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 237 (99 now married, 137 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 24526 with a mortgage: 261 (27 second mortgage, 53 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 300

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,055
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $340

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

4.6%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

3.7%
Whole state:

5.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

7.6
State:

4.4
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  • Notable locations in zip code 24526: Matts Creek Shelter (A), Bear Camp (B), Otter Creek Flats Overlook (C), Upper Otter Creek Overlook (D), Terrapin Mountain Overlook (E), Lower Otter Creek Overlook (F), James River Valley Overlook (G), Appomattox Volunteer Fire Company (H), Big Island Life Saving Squad 2 (I), Big Island Volunteer Fire Department Company 2 (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 24526 include: Chestnut Hill Church (A), Gospel Tabernacle (B), Hunting Creek Church (C), Reed Creek Church (D), Sharon Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Sharon Cemetery (1), Turpin Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Big Island Reservoir (A), Cushaw Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Terrapin Creek (A), Snow Creek (B), Skimmer Creek (C), Rocky Row Run (D), Reed Creek (E), Peters Creek (F), Nelson Creek (G), Meadow Creek (H), Matts Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 102010 to 2013
  • 1202000 to 2009
  • 961990 to 1999
  • 621980 to 1989
  • 1411970 to 1979
  • 761960 to 1969
  • 1001950 to 1959
  • 741940 to 1949
  • 761939 or earlier

Zip code 24526 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Big Island, VA (24526)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Big Island, VA (24526)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 1452 bedrooms
  • 2583 bedrooms
  • 254 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Island, VA (24526)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Big Island, VA (24526)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 202 bedrooms
  • 133 bedrooms
  • 164 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Big Island, VA (24526) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Big Island, VA (24526) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 53no vehicle
  • 1151 vehicle
  • 1552 vehicles
  • 1583 vehicles
  • 404 vehicles
  • 425+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Big Island, VA (24526) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Big Island, VA (24526) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 7no vehicle
  • 61 vehicle
  • 62 vehicles
  • 63 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 24526 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 24526 household income distribution in 2017
  • 37Less than $10,000
  • 34$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5$15,000 to $19,999
  • 15$25,000 to $29,999
  • 33$30,000 to $34,999
  • 71$40,000 to $44,999
  • 8$45,000 to $49,999
  • 52$50,000 to $59,999
  • 80$60,000 to $74,999
  • 109$75,000 to $99,999
  • 36$100,000 to $124,999
  • 44$125,000 to $149,999
  • 47$150,000 to $199,999
  • 6$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 24526

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 24526
  • 9$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 25$40,000 to $49,999
  • 7$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6$60,000 to $69,999
  • 28$70,000 to $79,999
  • 22$80,000 to $89,999
  • 83$90,000 to $99,999
  • 42$125,000 to $149,999
  • 48$150,000 to $174,999
  • 46$175,000 to $199,999
  • 73$200,000 to $249,999
  • 44$250,000 to $299,999
  • 60$300,000 to $399,999
  • 11$500,000 to $749,999
  • 12$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 24526

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 24526
  • 6$300 to $349
  • 5$400 to $449
  • 5$800 to $899
  • 5No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2017: $537.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2017 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $169,715
  • Black or African American householders: $171,297

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $173,405
24526:

$173,405
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $102,607 - $256,806

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $208,237
Here:

$208,237
State:

$361,495

Mobile homes: $125,557
Here:

$125,557
State:

$70,345
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 24526
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 628
  • Mobile homes: 139

Unemployment: 0.9%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 24526

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 24526
  • 87.8%595Drove a car alone
  • 5.8%39Carpooled
  • 1.0%7Motorcycle
  • 1.9%13Walked
  • 3.0%20Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 24526

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 24526
  • 38Less than 5 minutes
  • 545 to 9 minutes
  • 710 to 14 minutes
  • 3715 to 19 minutes
  • 8120 to 24 minutes
  • 6025 to 29 minutes
  • 12430 to 34 minutes
  • 9535 to 39 minutes
  • 2940 to 44 minutes
  • 6545 to 59 minutes
  • 5160 to 89 minutes
  • 890 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 60.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,339
  • In family households: 1,103 (190 male householders, 204 female householders)
    369 spouses, 282 children (261 natural, 2 adopted, 20 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 28 brothers or sisters, 25 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 236 (74 male householders (60 living alone)), 114 female householders (77 living alone)), 46 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 240 2-persons, 72 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 28 5-persons, 6 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 137 1-person, 51 2-persons

170 married couples with children.
27 single-parent households (7 men, 20 women).

97.6% of residents of 24526 zip code speak English at home.
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% well).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 2 (0.2%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

0.2%
Whole state:

12.5%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 50%Romania
Most common first ancestries reported in 24526
  • 37%American
  • 21%English
  • 6%Scottish
  • 5%Irish
  • 3%Dutch
  • 2%German
  • 2%Welsh
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 22010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 0Before 1990

Zip code 24526 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BEDFORD CO - BIG ISLAND ELEMENTARY (111 SCHOOL DAYS in BIG ISLAND, VA)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (Virginia pollutants databases) - CEDS-30197, AIR PROGRAM
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0100030
    Business SIC and NAICS classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
    Organizations: BEDFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
    Alternative names: BIG ISLAND ELEM., BIG ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Zip code 24526 marital status for males
Zip code 24526 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7.7%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 64.8%Electricity
  • 17.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.9%Wood
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 1,313. Population change in the 1990s: +541 (+41.2%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,117
  • Northeast: 23
  • Midwest: 70
  • South: 107
  • West: 17

65% of the 24526 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Virginia.

96% of the 24526 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Big Island, VA (24526)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8
Here:

6.8%
Virginia:

10.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Virginia:

9.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Virginia:

19.8%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Class of Workers in 2017
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 84,018Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 62,062Sales and related occupations
  • 51,441Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 43,802Production occupations
  • 37,795Management occupations
  • 37,344Construction and extraction occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Community Food Services (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (5-9: 1, 1-4: 3)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations (5-9: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Credit Unions (5-9: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Civic and Social Organizations (1-4: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Janitorial Services (1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$171,64423$222,470153$194,3724$118,25011$148,9344$84,055
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$67,7630$05$225,5241$21,2500$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$129,2152$109,01031$192,4038$20,2343$151,9573$93,847
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$115,8701$140,39020$177,1601$82,6503$200,2530$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$242,2300$09$155,4601$37,1800$01$69,060

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.01 , 0303.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$251,0354$279,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$248,390
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$350,570
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.01 , 0303.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 24526
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 24526 - Value
Most common first names in zip code 24526 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3169.1 years
William1978.9 years
Mary1780.4 years
John1468.3 years
Robert1374.3 years
George1171.5 years
Harry1180.1 years
Clarence877.5 years
Charles874.5 years
Walter772.6 years
Most common last names in zip code 24526 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Goff4573.4 years
Wilson2174.8 years
Brown1780.1 years
Reynolds1574.6 years
Markham1261.9 years
Burks1275.1 years
Wright1173.8 years
Spinner1173.6 years
Manley1081.9 years
Whorley1066.8 years
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