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24712 Zip Code (Athens, WV) Detailed Profile




City: Athens, WV (3.81%)
County: Mercer County, WV
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 2,125
Zip code population in 2010: 2,063
Zip code population in 2000: 2,237

Houses and condos: 770
Renter-occupied apartments: 176
% of renters here:

27%
State:

27%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 24712: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 8.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 240 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 24712
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.6% ($754)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($686)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,095 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $619 (0.5%)

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Males: 1,169  (55.0%)
Females: 956  (45.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 24712:

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 24712:

  • Never married: 49.6%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 4.1%

Zip code 24712 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Races in zip code 24712 (2017)
    • 1,90885.3%White
    • 793.5%Black
    • 331.5%Asian
    • 210.9%Two or more races
    • 190.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 20.09%Some other race
    • 10.04%American Indian
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Urban population: 1,043
Rural population: 1,081

Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $134,271
24712:

$134,271
West Virginia:

$119,800



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in 24712 zip code as of October 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 24712 is 1,944 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is much lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

24.9 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 24712, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $50,002 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$50,002
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $40,437 (reported on 81.6% of returns)
Here:

$40,437
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 68.5% for AGIs below $25k, 74.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 50.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,224 (reported on 33.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,224
West Virginia:

$1,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,723 (reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,723
State:

$4,262
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,313 (reported on 9.2% of returns)
Here:

+$1,313
State:

+$8,875

Profit/loss from business: +$6,310 (reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

+$6,310
State:

+$13,636
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $25k, 4.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,629 (reported on 8.0% of returns)
24712:

$8,629
West Virginia:

$11,787

Total itemized deductions: $21,647 (18% of AGI, reported on 17.2% of returns)
Here:

$21,647
State:

$21,148

Here:

18.4% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $4,360 (reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

$4,360
State:

$4,508
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,140 (reported on 17.2% of returns)
24712:

$7,140
State:

$8,103
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,850 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,850
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 50.6%
Here:

51%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 45.7% for AGIs below $25k, 57.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 40.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 24712, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $35,445 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,445
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $30,720 (reported on 84.5% of returns)
Here:

$30,720
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 109.7% for AGIs below $10k, 71.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 78.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,257 (reported on 42.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,257
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,545 (reported on 18.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,545
State:

$2,913
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$874 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

+$874
State:

+$6,331
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,109 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

+$8,109
State:

+$11,074
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,731 (reported on 2.8% of returns)
24712:

$2,731
West Virginia:

$2,796

Total itemized deductions: $16,170 (21% of AGI, reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

$16,170
State:

$16,976

Here:

20.7% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 14.8% for AGIs below $10k, 5.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,603 (4% of AGI, reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

$3,603
State:

$3,529

Here:

4.5% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,596 (reported on 72.6% of returns)
24712:

$4,596
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,700 (reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,700
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 47.8%
Here:

48%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 34.2% for AGIs below $10k, 56.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 45.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 50.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 51.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 56.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$35,513
West Virginia:

$43,469
Athens, WV (24712) map Nearest zip codes: 25971, 24740, 25922, 25979, 25841, 24731.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

47.2%
West Virginia:

44.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.5%
West Virginia:

6.3%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 41
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 613


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 542 (140 now married, 404 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 24712 with a mortgage: 153 (10 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 325

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,138
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $319

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

24.3%
Whole state:

19.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
This zip code:

18.8%
Whole state:

11.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.6
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 172010 to 2013
  • 1082000 to 2009
  • 1051990 to 1999
  • 481980 to 1989
  • 1341970 to 1979
  • 1011960 to 1969
  • 421950 to 1959
  • 651940 to 1949
  • 1371939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Athens, WV (24712)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Athens, WV (24712)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 332 bedrooms
  • 2683 bedrooms
  • 1044 bedrooms
  • 475+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Athens, WV (24712)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Athens, WV (24712)
  • 2no bedroom
  • 201 bedroom
  • 712 bedrooms
  • 313 bedrooms
  • 44 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Athens, WV (24712) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Athens, WV (24712) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 0no vehicle
  • 1181 vehicle
  • 2532 vehicles
  • 563 vehicles
  • 114 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Athens, WV (24712) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Athens, WV (24712) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2no vehicle
  • 251 vehicle
  • 682 vehicles
  • 293 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles

  • Zip code 24712 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 24712 household income distribution in 2017
  • 78Less than $10,000
  • 51$10,000 to $14,999
  • 68$15,000 to $19,999
  • 46$20,000 to $24,999
  • 39$25,000 to $29,999
  • 42$30,000 to $34,999
  • 13$35,000 to $39,999
  • 36$40,000 to $44,999
  • 6$45,000 to $49,999
  • 42$50,000 to $59,999
  • 31$60,000 to $74,999
  • 57$75,000 to $99,999
  • 60$100,000 to $124,999
  • 35$125,000 to $149,999
  • 11$150,000 to $199,999
  • 15$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 24712

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 24712
  • 16Less than $10,000
  • 20$10,000 to $14,999
  • 26$40,000 to $49,999
  • 11$50,000 to $59,999
  • 22$60,000 to $69,999
  • 16$70,000 to $79,999
  • 4$80,000 to $89,999
  • 8$90,000 to $99,999
  • 97$100,000 to $124,999
  • 40$125,000 to $149,999
  • 23$150,000 to $174,999
  • 31$200,000 to $249,999
  • 57$250,000 to $299,999
  • 23$300,000 to $399,999
  • 22$400,000 to $499,999
  • 25$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 24712

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 24712
  • 15$250 to $299
  • 4$300 to $349
  • 5$400 to $449
  • 29$450 to $499
  • 45$500 to $549
  • 40$550 to $599
  • 8$600 to $649
  • 2$750 to $799
  • 5$900 to $999
  • 5$1,000 to $1,249

Median gross rent in 2017: $690.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $145,974
  • Black or African American householders: $69,157
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $166,615

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $134,271
24712:

$134,271
West Virginia:

$119,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,006 - $267,657
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 24712
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 516
  • One, attached: 7
  • Two: 34
  • 3 or 4: 46
  • 5 to 9: 58
  • 10 to 19: 28
  • Mobile homes: 74

Unemployment: 4.0%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 24712

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 24712
  • 70.3%532Drove a car alone
  • 5.3%40Carpooled
  • 18.4%139Walked
  • 5.7%43Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 24712

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 24712
  • 133Less than 5 minutes
  • 1375 to 9 minutes
  • 2710 to 14 minutes
  • 9615 to 19 minutes
  • 17320 to 24 minutes
  • 1025 to 29 minutes
  • 2730 to 34 minutes
  • 4035 to 39 minutes
  • 2340 to 44 minutes
  • 3845 to 59 minutes
  • 560 to 89 minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 86.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,487
  • In family households: 1,186 (204 male householders, 236 female householders)
    367 spouses, 357 children (339 natural, 13 adopted, 6 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 14 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 300 (57 male householders (47 living alone)), 152 female householders (106 living alone)), 90 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 629 (16 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 261 2-persons, 99 3-persons, 72 4-persons, 8 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 153 1-person, 46 2-persons, 10 3-persons

132 married couples with children.
77 single-parent households (77 women).

91.1% of residents of 24712 zip code speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% very well, 17% well, 9% not well).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% very well, 31% well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% not at all).
2.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 72 (3.4%)
(0.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
:

3.4%
Whole state:

1.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 24%Sudan
  • 22%Bolivia
  • 20%Liberia
  • 14%Taiwan
  • 12%Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia)
  • 4%United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
  • 3%Haiti
Most common first ancestries reported in 24712
  • 11%Irish
  • 8%German
  • 7%American
  • 5%English
  • 5%Scottish
  • 4%European
  • 4%Scotch-Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 972010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 31990 to 1999
  • 9Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ATHENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (ROUTE 20 STATE STREET in ATHENS, WV)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-51201
    Organizations: MERCER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • ATHENS SERVICE CENTER (S STATE ST & COR CEMETERY RD in ATHENS, WV)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: BOYCE SIZEMORE (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ATHENS TOWN OF (P.O. BOX 458 in ATHENS, WV)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
    Alternative names: ATHENS CITY OF, TOWN OF ATHENS
  • AUGUST ENVIRONMENTAL, INC. (HINTON ATHENS STAR ROUTE 20 in ATHENS, WV)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: PETROLEUM AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS WHOLESALERS, EXCEPT BULK STATIONS AND TERMINALS
    Alternative names: SPEEDWAY COUNTRY STORE
  • CONCORD UNIVERSITY (COLLEGE DR in ATHENS, WV)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Alternative names: CONCORD COLLEGE
  • ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL (P.O. BOX 608 in ATHENS, WV)
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)

Zip code 24712 marital status for males
Zip code 24712 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 74.1%Electricity
  • 26.1%Utility gas

Population in 1990: 2,863.

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

  • This state: 1,451
  • Northeast: 106
  • Midwest: 54
  • South: 355
  • West: 65

61% of the 24712 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

100% of the 24712 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.

Year householders moved into unit in Athens, WV (24712)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

7.2%
West Virginia:

8.2%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
West Virginia:

9.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 110
Here:

13.5%
West Virginia:

16.9%
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 ($)
  • 133,330Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 65,716Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 51,431Management occupations
  • 48,275Education, training, and library occupations
  • 47,274Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 26,605Office and administrative support occupations

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

  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Security Guards and Patrol Services (100-249 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Food Service Contractors (50-99: 1, 10-19: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (10-19: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Voluntary Health Organizations (10-19: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9: 2)
  • Construction: Manufacturing (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Commercial and Institutional Building Construction (5-9: 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 2010:

  • 630 people in college/university student housing

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 641 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 10 people in nursing homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 24712 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1774.1 years
William1677.1 years
John1678.2 years
Mary1576.5 years
Charles1477.3 years
Robert1466.8 years
Thomas872.6 years
George877.5 years
Frank879.1 years
Ruth776.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 24712 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
White2471.8 years
Martin1774.6 years
Wiley1085.4 years
Thompson1074.4 years
Oxley979.1 years
Coburn869.0 years
Bowling777.9 years
Moore779.7 years
Phillips778.6 years
Ball667.2 years

Businesses in zip code 24712

  • CVS: 1
  • Subway: 1

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