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City: Cowen, WV (0.85%)
County: Webster County, WV

Estimated zip code population in 2011: 2,862
Zip code population in 2010: 2,976
Zip code population in 2000: 2,998




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Houses and condos: 1,508
Renter-occupied apartments: 231
% of renters here:

19%
State:

28%

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in zip code 26206: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 73.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 39 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2011:
This zip code:

0.4% ($249)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($571)

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $212 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $285 (0.5%)

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Males: 1,387  (48.5%)
Females: 1,475  (51.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 26206:

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 26206:

  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 68.9%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

Zip code 26206 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2011: $59,200
26206:

$59,200
West Virginia:

$99,300



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in 26206 zip code as of October 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 26206 to the number of sex offenders is 370 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

42.5 years
West Virginia median age:

41.4 years

Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 26206, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $29,357 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$29,357
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $27,298 (reported on 88.0% of returns)
Here:

$27,298
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.4% for AGIs below $10k, 79.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 89.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 92.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 40.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $965 (reported on 21.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$965
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $564 (reported on 5.9% of returns)
Here:

$564
State:

$2,913

Net capital gain/loss: +$5,469 (reported on 3.4% of returns)
Here:

+$5,469
State:

+$6,331

Profit/loss from business: +$4,263 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

+$4,263
State:

+$11,074
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.5% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,086 (18% of AGI, reported on 3.7% of returns)
Here:

$15,086
State:

$16,976

Here:

18.5% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,150 (4% of AGI, reported on 2.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,150
State:

$3,529

Here:

4.4% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI

Total tax: $3,526 (reported on 64.1% of returns)
26206:

$3,526
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $10k, 2.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,724 (reported on 28.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,724
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 52.5%
Here:

52%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 46.3% for AGIs below $10k, 53.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 54.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 55.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 86.7% for AGIs over 100k)


Estimated median household income in 2011:
This zip code:

$31,840
West Virginia:

$38,482

Cowen, WV (26206) map

Nearest zip codes: 26266, 26208, 26203, 26691, 26205, 26288.

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

58.5%
West Virginia:

48.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

3.1%
West Virginia:

5.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 241
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 960


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 11 (11 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 528 (372 now married, 156 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26206 with a mortgage: 361 (8 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 609

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $697
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $258

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

24.9%
Whole state:

18.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

18.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.6


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Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages:

Notable location: Cowen Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in zip code 26206 include: Halo Church (A), Glade Summit Church (B), Rader Chapel (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hoover Cemetery (1), Boggs Cemetery (2), McElwain Cemetery (3), Handschumacher Cemetery (4), Dunlap Memorial Garden Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rich Fork (A), Lincamp Branch (B), Laurel Run (C), Kate Run (D), Johnson Branch (E), Jacks Run (F), Glade Run (G), Given Run (H), Cat Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in zip code 26206: Big Ditch Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 135
  • 2000 to 2004: 16
  • 1990 to 1999: 134
  • 1980 to 1989: 275
  • 1970 to 1979: 450
  • 1960 to 1969: 88
  • 1950 to 1959: 154
  • 1940 to 1949: 150
  • 1939 or earlier: 106


Zip code 26206 satellite photo by USGS

Bedrooms in houses/apartments in 26206
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 236
  • 3 bedrooms: 534
  • 4 bedrooms: 146
  • 5+ bedrooms: 54
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 37
  • 2 bedrooms: 76
  • 3 bedrooms: 87
  • 4 bedrooms: 31
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in 26206 in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 19
  • 1 vehicle: 314
  • 2 vehicles: 327
  • 3 vehicles: 268
  • 4 vehicles: 20
  • 5+ vehicles: 22
  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 153
  • 2 vehicles: 72
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0


Estimated household income distribution in 2009:

Zip code 26206 household income distribution in 2009

Zip code 26206 house/condo values in 2011

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2011 in zip code 26206:

  • Less than $10,000: 57
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 9
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 4
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 57
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 25
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 74
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 46
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 93
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 131
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 107
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 16
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 39
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 32
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 190
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 50
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 7
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 14
  • $1,000,000 or more: 19

 



26206 rent paid by renters

Rent paid by renters in 2011 in zip code 26206:

  • Less than $100: 69
  • $150 to $199: 4
  • $300 to $349: 25
  • $350 to $399: 35
  • $400 to $449: 6
  • $450 to $499: 3
  • No cash rent: 89
 


Median gross rent in 2011: $355.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2011 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $72,872

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $59,200
26206:

$59,200
West Virginia:

$99,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,800 - $104,900

Mean price in 2011:

Detached houses: $79,661
Here:

$79,661
State:

$139,463

Mobile homes: $132,177
Here:

$132,177
State:

$53,358

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,001
  • Two: 5
  • 3 or 4: 10
  • 5 to 9: 94
  • 20 to 49: 19
  • Mobile homes: 379

Unemployment: 10.2%
26206 zip code mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 911 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 86 (8%)
  • Walked: 36 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 7 (1%)
 

26206 zip code travel time to work (commute)

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 17
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 181
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 130
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 126
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 56
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 47
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 111
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 19
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 34
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 219
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 60
  • 90 or more minutes: 33
 

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 55.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,811
  • In family households: 2,508 (556 male householders, 358 female householders)
    767 spouses, 706 children (676 natural, 26 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 96 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 3 other relatives, 14 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 303 (79 male householders (74 living alone)), 208 female householders (189 living alone)), 16 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 51 (57 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 537 2-persons, 173 3-persons, 117 4-persons, 45 5-persons, 42 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 263 1-person, 24 2-persons

541 married couples with children.
109 single-parent households (42 men, 67 women).

All residents speak English at home

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
This zip code:

0.0%
Whole state:

1.3%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Austria (60%)
  • Germany (40%)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2000 or later: 17
  • 1990 to 1999: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 0
  • Before 1980: 10

Races in zip code 26206:

White population: 2,928
Black population: 1
American Indian population: 2
Asian population: 2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 0
Some other race population: 1
Two or more races population: 34
Hispanic or Latino population: 8

Most common first ancestries reported in 26206 (%):



  • American (16%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • Other groups (11%)
  • German (9%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Italian (3%)


Zip code 26206 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • CSX TRANSPORATION (NEW RIVER GORGE in COWEN, WV)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-03-1998-0395, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-03-1998-0395, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: REGULATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS
  • EVERGREEN MINING CO (2M E OF RT 20 & RT 82 in COWEN, WV)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: BITUMINOUS COAL AND LIGNITE SURFACE MINING
    Alternative names: EVERGREEN MINING CO, COWEN PREP PLANT #1, ICG EASTERN LLC, ICG EASTERN LLC BIRCH RIVER MINE
  • COASTAL COAL- WEST VIRGINIA, LLC (61 MISSOURE RUN ROAD in COWEN, WV)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: BITUMINOUS COAL AND LIGNITE SURFACE MINING
    Business NAICS classification: ANTHRACITE MINING.
    Organizations: COASTAL COAL-WEST VIRGINIA LLC (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: ANR COAL COMPANY, COASTAL COAL- WEST VLRGINIA, LLC
  • COWEN PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT (PO BOX 457 in COWEN, WV)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • FALLS AUTOMOTIVE & REPAIR (3 MI W OF COWEN ON RTE 82 in COWEN, WV)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: ALFRED J FALL (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • COWEN PSD (P.O. BOX 457 in COWEN, WV)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: SEWERAGE SYSTEMS
  • BILLS BODY SHOP (120 THOMAS DR in COWEN, WV)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: WILLIAM R SNYDER (CONTACT/OWNER)


Zip code 26206 marital status for males
Zip code 26206 marital status for females


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Wood (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Population in 1990: 2,469. Population change in the 1990s: +529 (+21.4%).

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

  • This state: 2,104
  • Northeast: 208
  • Midwest: 149
  • South: 358
  • West: 43

68% of the 26206 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

91% of the 26206 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 94% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% 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:

7.5%

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

0.0%
West Virginia:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
West Virginia:

19.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Class of Workers (%)


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

  • Business and financial operations occupations: 68,125
  • Transportation occupations: 45,057
  • Management occupations: 39,940
  • Sales and related occupations: 38,352
  • Construction and extraction occupations: 36,146
  • Health technologists and technicians: 33,250

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • LESLIE EQUIPMENT CO (6248 WEBSTER RD in COWEN, WV; small business) : $144,161 in 22 contracts from 2002 to 2006
    Contracts for Tractors, Full Tracked, High Speed, Tractors, Wheeled, Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding of Equipment -- Engines, Turbines, and Components, Miscellaneous Vehicular Components, and more by Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only, Bureau of Prisoners/Federal Prison System, Forest Service, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $16,497; 2003: $0; 2004: $74,740; 2005: $40,408; 2006: $12,516.

    Biggest contracts:
    $14,227 with Army for Tractors, Full Tracked, High Speed. Signed on 2004-08-31. Completion date: 2004-09-20.
    $14,227 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Tractors, Full Tracked, High Speed. Signed on 2004-08-31. Completion date: 2004-09-20.
    $11,600 with Army for Tractors, Wheeled. Taking place in KY. Signed on 2004-05-27. Completion date: 2004-06-01.
    $11,600 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Tractors, Wheeled. Taking place in KY. Signed on 2004-05-27. Completion date: 2004-06-01.
  • AMFM, INC (ERBACON RD in COWEN, WV)
    $38,000 with Department of Veterans Affairs for Nursing Home Care Contracts. Signed on 2000-08-15. Completion date: 2000-11-15.

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

  • Mining: Bituminous Coal and Lignite Surface Mining (100-249 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Wholesale Trade: Construction and Mining (except Oil Well) Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers (100-249: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (50-99: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Continuing Care Retirement Communities (50-99: 1)
  • Information: Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services (50-99: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (20-49: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: All Other Outpatient Care Centers (20-49: 1)
  • Construction: Site Preparation Contractors (20-49: 1)

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 (Noninst.)




57 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


Most common first names in zip code 26206 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2968.9 years
William2769.0 years
Mary2178.3 years
George1871.8 years
John1773.9 years
Charles1669.2 years
Robert1365.0 years
Kenneth863.6 years
Albert878.9 years
Ernest867.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 26206 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Woods2272.0 years
Carpenter1875.6 years
Williams1774.3 years
Miller1576.2 years
Wright1476.2 years
Hamrick1374.0 years
Cogar1272.7 years
Bragg1270.8 years
Thomas1278.7 years
Roberts1175.9 years


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