25865 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Lester, WV (1.97%)
County: Raleigh County, WV
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 1,368
Zip code population in 2010: 1,475
Zip code population in 2000: 1,684

Houses and condos: 652
Renter-occupied apartments: 90
% of renters here:

18%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 25865: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 25.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 54 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.5% ($497)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($605)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $714 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $392 (0.4%)

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Males: 697  (51.0%)
Females: 671  (49.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 25865:

For population 15 years and over in 25865:

Zip code 25865 compared to state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 25865

  • Zip code 25865 races chart
    • 1,383White population
    • 66Black population
    • 3American Indian population
    • 0Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 19Two or more races population
    • 4Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 201
Rural population: 1,166

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $96,300
25865:

$96,300
West Virginia:

$103,200
Median resident age:
This zip code:

38.8 years
West Virginia median age:

41.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 25865, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $44,710 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$44,710
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $44,002 (reported on 88.2% of returns)
Here:

$44,002
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 68.7% for AGIs below $25k, 84.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 92.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 93.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $464 (reported on 21.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$464
West Virginia:

$1,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 15.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $467 (reported on 5.9% of returns)
Here:

$467
State:

$4,262

Profit/loss from business: +$650 (reported on 7.8% of returns)
Here:

+$650
State:

+$13,636

Total itemized deductions: $14,640 (16% of AGI, reported on 9.8% of returns)
Here:

$14,640
State:

$21,148

Here:

16.5% of AGI
State:

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

Taxes paid: $5,800 (reported on 9.8% of returns)
25865:

$5,800
State:

$8,103

Earned income credit: $2,145 (reported on 21.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,145
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 25865, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,672 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,672
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $30,128 (reported on 88.1% of returns)
Here:

$30,128
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 85.4% for AGIs below $10k, 75.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 83.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 93.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 89.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $542 (reported on 26.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$542
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $324 (reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

$324
State:

$2,913

Profit/loss from business: +$5,205 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

+$5,205
State:

+$11,074

Total itemized deductions: $13,860 (22% of AGI, reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

$13,860
State:

$16,976

Here:

21.6% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,704 (3% of AGI, reported on 5.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,704
State:

$3,529

Here:

2.8% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI

Total tax: $3,337 (reported on 69.4% of returns)
25865:

$3,337
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,593 (reported on 24.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,593
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 60.1%
Here:

60%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 58.7% for AGIs below $10k, 51.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$65,163
West Virginia:

$41,253
Lester, WV (25865) map Nearest zip codes: 25920, 25817, 25921, 25848, 25839, 25932.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

57.3%
West Virginia:

47.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

7.8%
West Virginia:

5.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 64
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 433


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 7 (4 now married, 3 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 314 (184 now married, 130 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 25865 with a mortgage: 142 (1 second mortgage, 23 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 265

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $858
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S244

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

10.3%
Whole state:

18.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

8.6%
Whole state:

10.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

6.0
State:

4.7
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    Cemetery: Davis-Bailey Homestead Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 1092000 to 2009
  • 1881990 to 1999
  • 591980 to 1989
  • 1511970 to 1979
  • 91960 to 1969
  • 371950 to 1959
  • 331940 to 1949
  • 661939 or earlier

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Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lester, WV (25865)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 41 bedroom
  • 1202 bedrooms
  • 2493 bedrooms
  • 334 bedrooms
  • 15+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lester, WV (25865)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 482 bedrooms
  • 423 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Lester, WV (25865) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 18no vehicle
  • 1251 vehicle
  • 1792 vehicles
  • 273 vehicles
  • 324 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Lester, WV (25865) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 0no vehicle
  • 511 vehicle
  • 242 vehicles
  • 153 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $704.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $96,300
25865:

$96,300
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,200 - $209,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $134,028
Here:

$134,028
State:

$146,543

Mobile homes: $39,260
Here:

$39,260
State:

$42,329

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 0.3%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 73.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,368

Size of family households: 186 2-persons, 79 3-persons, 85 4-persons, 30 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 93 1-person, 22 2-persons

176 married couples with children.
75 single-parent households (40 men, 35 women).

97.0% of residents of 25865 zip code speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% very well, 50% well).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% not well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

1.4%

Most common first ancestries reported in 25865 (%)

  • 37%American
  • 19%Other groups
  • 4%German
  • 3%English
  • 2%French (except Basque)
  • 2%Italian
  • 1%Irish

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Zip code 25865 marital status for males
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Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 12.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 67%Electricity
  • 25%Utility gas
  • 4%Wood
  • 3%Solar energy

Population in 1990: 1,157. Population change in the 1990s: +527 (+45.5%).

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


71% of the 25865 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

99% of the 25865 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 83% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% moved from different county within same state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
West Virginia:

6.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
West Virginia:

6.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 17
Here:

77.3%
West Virginia:

11.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 82,679Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 56,563Transportation occupations
  • 55,000Production occupations
  • 54,803Construction and extraction occupations
  • 45,909Management occupations
  • 45,833Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Most common first names in zip code 25865 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1272.9 years
James969.9 years
Henry778.6 years
Robert766.4 years
Ada580.6 years
Fred574.4 years
George570.8 years
Roy572.2 years
Thomas572.8 years
John469.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 25865 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bailey1278.7 years
Mckinney980.4 years
Martin874.9 years
Allen770.7 years
Miller772.9 years
Lester770.4 years
Oneal678.0 years
Acord668.5 years
Farley679.3 years
Wood684.5 years

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