26206 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Cowen, WV (0.85%)
County: Webster County, WV
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 2,781
Zip code population in 2010: 2,976
Zip code population in 2000: 2,998

Houses and condos: 1,682
Renter-occupied apartments: 340
% of renters here:

27%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 26206: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 73.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 38 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.4% ($228)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($605)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $199 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $257 (0.4%)

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Males: 1,290  (46.4%)
Females: 1,491  (53.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 26206:

For population 15 years and over in 26206:

Zip code 26206 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race 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.
  • Races in zip code 26206

  • Zip code 26206 races chart
    • 2,928White population
    • 1Black population
    • 2American Indian population
    • 2Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 34Two or more races population
    • 8Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $60,900
26206:

$60,900
West Virginia:

$103,200



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in 26206 zip code as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 26206 to the number of sex offenders is 317 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

44.8 years
West Virginia median age:

41.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 26206, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $39,177 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,177
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $36,023 (reported on 87.4% of returns)
Here:

$36,023
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.4% for AGIs below $25k, 80.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 76.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $950 (reported on 18.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$950
West Virginia:

$1,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $900 (reported on 5.3% of returns)
Here:

$900
State:

$4,262

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$833 (reported on 3.2% of returns)
Here:

+$833
State:

+$8,875

Profit/loss from business: +$5,789 (reported on 9.5% of returns)
Here:

+$5,789
State:

+$13,636
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $7,900 (reported on 4.2% of returns)
26206:

$7,900
West Virginia:

$11,787

Total itemized deductions: $21,080 (19% of AGI, reported on 5.3% of returns)
Here:

$21,080
State:

$21,148

Here:

19.3% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI

Charity contributions: $2,300 (reported on 2.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,300
State:

$4,508

Taxes paid: $6,780 (reported on 5.3% of returns)
26206:

$6,780
State:

$8,103

Earned income credit: $2,307 (reported on 28.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,307
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

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 2013:
This zip code:

$24,973
West Virginia:

$41,253
Cowen, WV (26206) map Nearest zip codes: 26266, 26208, 26203, 26691, 26205, 26288.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

49.6%
West Virginia:

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

5.7%
West Virginia:

5.8%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 295
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 973


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 22 (10 now married, 12 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 538 (355 now married, 183 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26206 with a mortgage: 336 (5 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 592

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $627
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S276

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

30.7%
Whole state:

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

19.7%
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:

4.8
State:

4.7
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    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

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Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 1612000 to 2009
  • 1971990 to 1999
  • 1971980 to 1989
  • 4941970 to 1979
  • 1251960 to 1969
  • 1931950 to 1959
  • 2061940 to 1949
  • 1091939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Cowen, WV (26206)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 61 bedroom
  • 1742 bedrooms
  • 5483 bedrooms
  • 1074 bedrooms
  • 935+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cowen, WV (26206)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 171 bedroom
  • 1712 bedrooms
  • 1083 bedrooms
  • 444 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Cowen, WV (26206) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 33no vehicle
  • 3661 vehicle
  • 2462 vehicles
  • 2383 vehicles
  • 414 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Cowen, WV (26206) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 72no vehicle
  • 1481 vehicle
  • 1022 vehicles
  • 183 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $492.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,900
26206:

$60,900
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,800 - $96,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $75,282
Here:

$75,282
State:

$146,543

Mobile homes: $112,733
Here:

$112,733
State:

$42,329

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 6.9%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 57.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,726

Size of family households: 477 2-persons, 156 3-persons, 134 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 9 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 381 1-person, 83 2-persons

371 married couples with children.
134 single-parent households (19 men, 115 women).

99.8% of residents of 26206 zip code speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 6 (0.2%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.2%
Whole state:

1.4%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 100%France

Most common first ancestries reported in 26206 (%)

  • 22%Other groups
  • 17%American
  • 11%German
  • 10%Irish
  • 5%English
  • 4%Italian
  • 3%Scottish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 6Before 1990

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Zip code 26206 marital status for males
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Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 9.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 36%Electricity
  • 32%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23%Wood
  • 6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1%Other fuel
  • 1%Utility gas

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

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


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.

94% of the 26206 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% 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):
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: 28
Here:

82.4%
West Virginia:

11.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 70,755Construction and extraction occupations
  • 60,208Health technologists and technicians
  • 48,095Transportation occupations
  • 46,481Management occupations
  • 37,321Education, training, and library occupations
  • 32,500Sales and related 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:

  • 58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 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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