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26234 Zip Code (WV) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2017: 1,054
Zip code population in 2010: 1,454
Zip code population in 2000: 1,264

Houses and condos: 837
Renter-occupied apartments: 100
% of renters here:

20%
State:

27%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 26234: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 53.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 20 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 26234
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.5% ($371)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($686)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $357 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $381 (0.4%)

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Males: 525  (49.9%)
Females: 528  (50.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 26234:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 36.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 26234:

  • Never married: 16.5%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.9%
  • Divorced: 26.3%

Zip code 26234 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 26234 (2017)
    • 1,437113.7%White
    • 60.5%Black
    • 40.3%Two or more races
    • 20.2%American Indian
    • 30.2%Asian
    • 10.08%Some other race
    • 10.08%Hispanic or Latino
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $79,506
26234:

$79,506
West Virginia:

$119,800



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in 26234 zip code as of January 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 26234 is 250 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

49.0 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 26234, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $36,181 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,181
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $32,932 (reported on 79.1% of returns)
Here:

$32,932
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 64.7% for AGIs below $25k, 73.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 72.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 147.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $533 (reported on 27.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$533
West Virginia:

$1,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,000 (reported on 9.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,000
State:

$4,262

Profit/loss from business: +$6,700 (reported on 11.6% of returns)
Here:

+$6,700
State:

+$13,636

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $6,767 (reported on 7.0% of returns)
26234:

$6,767
West Virginia:

$11,787

Total itemized deductions: $18,000 (23% of AGI, reported on 9.3% of returns)
Here:

$18,000
State:

$21,148

Here:

22.6% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI

Taxes paid: $4,825 (reported on 9.3% of returns)
26234:

$4,825
State:

$8,103

Earned income credit: $2,120 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,120
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 60.5%
Here:

60%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 55.0% for AGIs below $25k, 58.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 133.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 26234, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $24,977 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$24,977
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $23,052 (reported on 84.8% of returns)
Here:

$23,052
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 110.8% for AGIs below $10k, 76.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 70.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,275 (reported on 28.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,275
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable dividends: $444 (reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

$444
State:

$2,913

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,000 (reported on 8.1% of returns)
Here:

+$1,000
State:

+$6,331

Profit/loss from business: +$7,522 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
Here:

+$7,522
State:

+$11,074

IRA payment deduction: $2,929 (reported on 2.9% of returns)
26234:

$2,929
West Virginia:

$2,796

Total itemized deductions: $14,424 (27% of AGI, reported on 6.9% of returns)
Here:

$14,424
State:

$16,976

Here:

26.9% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,875 (4% of AGI, reported on 5.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,875
State:

$3,529

Here:

3.5% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI

Total tax: $2,537 (reported on 64.9% of returns)
26234:

$2,537
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,738 (reported on 27.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,738
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 53.7%
Here:

54%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 42.2% for AGIs below $10k, 56.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 54.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$38,837
West Virginia:

$43,469
26234 map Nearest zip codes: 26228, 26236, 26218, 26215, 26222, 26343.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

24.7%
West Virginia:

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

5.5%
West Virginia:

6.3%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 91
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 421


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 16 (0 now married, 15 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 198 (101 now married, 95 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26234 with a mortgage: 90 (6 second mortgage)
Houses without a mortgage: 330

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $791
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $240

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

23.4%
Whole state:

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

16.2%
Whole state:

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

5.5
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.6
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  • Notable location: Banks District Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 26234 include: Kanawha Chapel Church (A), Salem Church (B), Goshen Church (C), Mount Zion Church (D), Pleasant Dale Church (E), Wilson Chapel (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Pleasant Dale Cemetery (1), Chestnut Flat Cemetery (2), Gregory Cemetery (3), Rock Cave Cemetery (4), Rice Cemetery (5), Mount Zion Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Straight Fork (A), Spice Lick Run (B), Snake Run (C), Slab Camp Run (D), Sand Run (E), Long Run (F), Left Fork Right Fork Little Kanawha River (G), Laurel Run (H), Kanawha Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 222000 to 2009
  • 3141990 to 1999
  • 821980 to 1989
  • 1081970 to 1979
  • 1441960 to 1969
  • 251950 to 1959
  • 81940 to 1949
  • 1201939 or earlier

Zip code 26234 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 26234
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 26234
  • 0no bedroom
  • 341 bedroom
  • 832 bedrooms
  • 1863 bedrooms
  • 434 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 26234
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 26234
  • 0no bedroom
  • 141 bedroom
  • 392 bedrooms
  • 303 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 26234 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 26234 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 26no vehicle
  • 1661 vehicle
  • 1162 vehicles
  • 743 vehicles
  • 174 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 26234 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 26234 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 791 vehicle
  • 212 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 26234 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 26234 household income distribution in 2017
  • 52Less than $10,000
  • 53$10,000 to $14,999
  • 49$15,000 to $19,999
  • 24$20,000 to $24,999
  • 53$30,000 to $34,999
  • 26$35,000 to $39,999
  • 46$40,000 to $44,999
  • 53$45,000 to $49,999
  • 24$50,000 to $59,999
  • 47$60,000 to $74,999
  • 49$75,000 to $99,999
  • 13$125,000 to $149,999
  • 8$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 26234

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 26234
  • 7Less than $10,000
  • 7$10,000 to $14,999
  • 41$20,000 to $24,999
  • 45$30,000 to $34,999
  • 22$35,000 to $39,999
  • 23$40,000 to $49,999
  • 11$50,000 to $59,999
  • 17$60,000 to $69,999
  • 19$70,000 to $79,999
  • 13$80,000 to $89,999
  • 26$90,000 to $99,999
  • 21$100,000 to $124,999
  • 14$125,000 to $149,999
  • 10$150,000 to $174,999
  • 16$175,000 to $199,999
  • 46$200,000 to $249,999
  • 20$250,000 to $299,999
  • 9$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 26234

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 26234
  • 17$150 to $199
  • 15$250 to $299
  • 62No cash rent

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $179,929.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $87,542

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $79,506
26234:

$79,506
West Virginia:

$119,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,536 - $159,695

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $114,299
Here:

$114,299
State:

$165,045

Mobile homes: $40,939
Here:

$40,939
State:

$58,725
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 26234
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 562
  • One, attached: 31
  • Two: 16
  • Mobile homes: 221

Unemployment: 8.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 26234

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 26234
  • 88.6%330Drove a car alone
  • 5.6%21Carpooled
  • 5.9%22Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 26234

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 26234
  • 115 to 9 minutes
  • 7710 to 14 minutes
  • 2215 to 19 minutes
  • 2425 to 29 minutes
  • 1730 to 34 minutes
  • 2135 to 39 minutes
  • 4840 to 44 minutes
  • 6445 to 59 minutes
  • 5560 to 89 minutes
  • 790 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 63.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,054
  • In family households: 725 (125 male householders, 110 female householders)
    162 spouses, 163 children (142 natural, 2 adopted, 20 stepchildren), 48 grandchildren, 18 brothers or sisters, 18 parents, 0 other relatives, 57 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 331 (167 male householders (128 living alone)), 114 female householders (101 living alone)), 48 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 133 2-persons, 66 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 13 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 229 1-person, 52 2-persons

57 married couples with children.
40 single-parent households (23 men, 17 women).

98.6% of residents of 26234 zip code speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

1.6%
Most common first ancestries reported in 26234
  • 19%German
  • 11%English
  • 7%American
  • 6%Irish
  • 3%Scotch-Irish
  • 2%French

Zip code 26234 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • COGAR TRUCKING, LLC (3/4 MI S OF ROCK CAVE ON RTE 4 in ROCK CAVE, WV)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: FLOYD COGAR (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 26234 marital status for males
Zip code 26234 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 12.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 47.6%Utility gas
  • 23.0%Wood
  • 18.7%Electricity
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Coal or coke

Population in 1990: 649. Population change in the 1990s: +615 (+94.8%).

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

  • This state: 725
  • Northeast: 112
  • Midwest: 28
  • South: 155
  • West: 28

67% of the 26234 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 72% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

100% of the 26234 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.

Year householders moved into unit in 26234

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22
Here:

36.6%
West Virginia:

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

0.0%
West Virginia:

9.0%
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 ($)
  • 31,828Production occupations
  • 31,087Sales and related occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • CONARD, WALTER D (RT 20 in ROCK CAVE, WV; small business) : $150,166 in 18 contracts from 2003 to 2006
    Contracts for Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services by Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $26,221; 2004: $48,064; 2005: $49,688; 2006: $26,193.

    Biggest contracts:
    $26,193 with Army for Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services. Signed on 2006-03-24. Completion date: 2004-03-04.
    $26,001 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services. Signed on 2005-03-04. Completion date: 2004-03-04.
    $26,001 with Army for Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services. Signed on 2005-03-04. Completion date: 2004-03-04.
    $25,646 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Landscaping/Groundskeeping Services. Signed on 2003-04-30. Completion date: 2004-03-04.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: All Other Outpatient Care Centers (50-99 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (5-9: 2, 1-4: 2)

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
Most common first names in zip code 26234 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert874.4 years
John773.3 years
William771.5 years
James682.8 years
Charles584.6 years
Ruth573.8 years
Henry570.6 years
David466.2 years
Roy479.2 years
Mildred480.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 26234 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilson1278.5 years
Chidester863.8 years
Haymond876.7 years
Davidson774.6 years
Smith767.6 years
Lane780.9 years
Rice666.0 years
Anderson681.0 years
Reger684.3 years
Riley674.7 years
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