26034 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Chester, WV (6.10%)
County: Hancock County, WV
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 5,010
Zip code population in 2010: 4,905
Zip code population in 2000: 5,298

Houses and condos: 2,213
Renter-occupied apartments: 478
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 26034: 91.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 15.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 331 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% ($416)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($605)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $533 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $345 (0.5%)

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Males: 2,262  (45.1%)
Females: 2,748  (54.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 26034:

For population 15 years and over in 26034:

Zip code 26034 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 26034

  • Zip code 26034 races chart
    • 4,779White population
    • 14Black population
    • 4American Indian population
    • 15Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 7Some other race population
    • 35Two or more races population
    • 51Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 2,880
Rural population: 2,129

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $82,000
26034:

$82,000
West Virginia:

$103,200



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in 26034 zip code as of August 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 26034 to the number of sex offenders is 684 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.7 years
West Virginia median age:

41.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 26034, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $46,500 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$46,500
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $39,408 (reported on 83.6% of returns)
Here:

$39,408
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.2% for AGIs below $25k, 78.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 77.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 72.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 28.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $929 (reported on 28.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$929
West Virginia:

$1,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,307 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,307
State:

$4,262
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$2,821 (reported on 6.4% of returns)
Here:

+$2,821
State:

+$8,875
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,705 (reported on 8.7% of returns)
Here:

+$8,705
State:

+$13,636
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,586 (reported on 9.6% of returns)
26034:

$10,586
West Virginia:

$11,787
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,684 (17% of AGI, reported on 14.6% of returns)
Here:

$18,684
State:

$21,148

Here:

17.5% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $2,713 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,713
State:

$4,508
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $7,638 (reported on 14.6% of returns)
26034:

$7,638
State:

$8,103
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,030 (reported on 18.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,030
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 26034, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $33,804 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,804
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $31,940 (reported on 85.4% of returns)
Here:

$31,940
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.4% for AGIs below $10k, 75.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 87.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,219 (reported on 42.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,219
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,185 (reported on 15.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,185
State:

$2,913
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,875 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
Here:

+$2,875
State:

+$6,331
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, -0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,975 (reported on 9.1% of returns)
Here:

+$7,975
State:

+$11,074
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -6.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,577 (reported on 2.3% of returns)
26034:

$2,577
West Virginia:

$2,796

Total itemized deductions: $14,054 (19% of AGI, reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

$14,054
State:

$16,976

Here:

19.5% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,143 (3% of AGI, reported on 10.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,143
State:

$3,529

Here:

2.8% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,951 (reported on 74.4% of returns)
26034:

$3,951
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,709 (reported on 16.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,709
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 56.2%
Here:

56%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 49.2% for AGIs below $10k, 53.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 59.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 59.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$36,038
West Virginia:

$41,253
Chester, WV (26034) map Nearest zip codes: 26050, 26056, 15043, 26047, 43920, 15059.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.9%
West Virginia:

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

6.4%
West Virginia:

5.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 306
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,621


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 120 (45 now married, 75 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 1,040 (583 now married, 457 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26034 with a mortgage: 696 (29 second mortgage, 89 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 753

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $906
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S265

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

16.5%
Whole state:

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

8.2%
Whole state:

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

6.0
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.7
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  • Notable locations in zip code 26034: Lawrenceville Volunteer Fire Department (A), Chester Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 26034 include: Westminster United Church (A), Saint Matthews Episcopal Church (B), Sacred Heart Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Chester First Christian Church (F), Chester Church of the Nazarene (G), Emmanuel Mission Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 1132000 to 2009
  • 1471990 to 1999
  • 1751980 to 1989
  • 3541970 to 1979
  • 2501960 to 1969
  • 3221950 to 1959
  • 2921940 to 1949
  • 5601939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chester, WV (26034)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 391 bedroom
  • 3432 bedrooms
  • 7733 bedrooms
  • 2484 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chester, WV (26034)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1281 bedroom
  • 2262 bedrooms
  • 723 bedrooms
  • 524 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Chester, WV (26034) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 46no vehicle
  • 3811 vehicle
  • 6582 vehicles
  • 3093 vehicles
  • 554 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Chester, WV (26034) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 53no vehicle
  • 3281 vehicle
  • 792 vehicles
  • 183 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $567.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $82,000
26034:

$82,000
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,400 - $119,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $106,468
Here:

$106,468
State:

$146,543

Townhouses or other attached units: $134,840
Here:

$134,840
State:

$136,766

In 2-unit structures: $220,097
Here:

$220,097
State:

$206,201

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $296,590
Here:

$296,590
State:

$163,589

Mobile homes: $51,788
Here:

$51,788
State:

$42,329

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 10.1%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 58.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,944

Size of family households: 641 2-persons, 281 3-persons, 305 4-persons, 101 5-persons, 32 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 528 1-person, 21 2-persons

727 married couples with children.
250 single-parent households (80 men, 170 women).

99.4% of residents of 26034 zip code speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 37 (0.7%)
(73.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.7%
Whole state:

1.4%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 73%Hungary
  • 27%Canada

Most common first ancestries reported in 26034 (%)

  • 18%Irish
  • 13%English
  • 13%German
  • 11%American
  • 10%Other groups
  • 4%Italian
  • 4%Scotch-Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 57Before 1990

Zip code 26034 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 26034 marital status for males
Zip code 26034 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 64%Utility gas
  • 21%Electricity
  • 8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2%Wood
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 5,966. Population change in the 1990s: -668 (-11.2%).

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


69% of the 26034 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

89% of the 26034 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

2.7%
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:
Here:

0.0%
West Virginia:

11.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 53,558Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 43,365Management occupations
  • 37,125Production occupations
  • 36,000Education, training, and library occupations
  • 31,667Health technologists and technicians
  • 26,495Construction and extraction 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)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 59 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 86 people in nursing homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • 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 ORIGINATED7$80,31918$81,82162$75,80432$60,9205$49,0766$58,093
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$04$51,2851$64,1900$01$54,810
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$58,5676$74,27337$76,3874$46,5380$01$52,650
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$188,9503$91,10317$95,8552$91,2000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$30,5503$25,6500$01$30,5501$31,730

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0209.00 , 0210.00

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$56,8251$69,960
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$80,6501$101,430
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0209.00 , 0210.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 26034 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8372.9 years
William6874.9 years
Mary6081.3 years
James5269.1 years
Charles5072.3 years
Robert4770.0 years
George2673.8 years
Helen2278.3 years
Ruth2175.6 years
Clarence2173.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 26034 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Allison3375.3 years
Wright2775.0 years
Smith2474.9 years
Davis1874.9 years
Miller1778.0 years
Reed1772.8 years
Bailey1571.6 years
Wilson1471.2 years
Brown1473.7 years
Moore1476.2 years
Businesses in zip code 26034
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1

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