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26238 Zip Code (WV) Detailed Profile




Counties: Barbour County, WV (89.66%), Upshur County, WV (10.34%)
Estimated zip code population in 2017: 938
Zip code population in 2010: 739
Zip code population in 2000: 833

Houses and condos: 457
Renter-occupied apartments: 89
% of renters here:

25%
State:

27%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 26238: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 21.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 43 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 26238
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2017:
This zip code:

0.3% ($278)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($686)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $210 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $320 (0.4%)

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Males: 499  (53.2%)
Females: 439  (46.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 26238:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 44.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 26238:

  • Never married: 30.1%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 4.8%

Zip code 26238 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 26238 (2017)
    • 72687.2%White
    • 60.7%Two or more races
    • 60.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 10.1%Black
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2017: $94,462
26238:

$94,462
West Virginia:

$119,800



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 26238 zip code as of September 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 26238 is 314 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

42.7 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
West Virginia:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 26238, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $37,617 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,617
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $35,190 (reported on 80.6% of returns)
Here:

$35,190
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.3% for AGIs below $25k, 84.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 147.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $325 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$325
West Virginia:

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

Ordinary dividends: $467 (reported on 8.3% of returns)
Here:

$467
State:

$4,262

Profit/loss from business: +$8,100 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

+$8,100
State:

+$13,636

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $5,250 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
26238:

$5,250
West Virginia:

$11,787
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.4% for AGIs below $25k)

Total itemized deductions: $16,267 (17% of AGI, reported on 8.3% of returns)
Here:

$16,267
State:

$21,148

Here:

16.8% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI

Taxes paid: $3,933 (reported on 8.3% of returns)
26238:

$3,933
State:

$8,103

Earned income credit: $1,538 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,538
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $25k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 52.8%
Here:

53%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 47.1% for AGIs below $25k, 55.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 100.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 26238, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $26,223 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$26,223
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $25,611 (reported on 81.8% of returns)
Here:

$25,611
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 82.6% for AGIs below $10k, 71.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 85.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $915 (reported on 35.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$915
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable dividends: $521 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

$521
State:

$2,913

Net capital gain/loss: +$516 (reported on 8.4% of returns)
Here:

+$516
State:

+$6,331

Profit/loss from business: +$4,350 (reported on 10.9% of returns)
Here:

+$4,350
State:

+$11,074

Total itemized deductions: $14,286 (26% of AGI, reported on 7.6% of returns)
Here:

$14,286
State:

$16,976

Here:

26.1% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,600 (3% of AGI, reported on 4.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,600
State:

$3,529

Here:

2.7% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI

Total tax: $2,412 (reported on 67.9% of returns)
26238:

$2,412
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,918 (reported on 26.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,918
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 59.5%
Here:

60%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 53.7% for AGIs below $10k, 60.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 61.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2017:
This zip code:

$42,864
West Virginia:

$43,469
26238 map Nearest zip codes: 26201, 26349, 26347, 26416, 26424, 26408.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.6%
West Virginia:

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

11.5%
West Virginia:

6.3%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 51
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 310


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 183 (89 now married, 93 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26238 with a mortgage: 98
Houses without a mortgage: 176

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $764
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $266

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

17.6%
Whole state:

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

16.1%
Whole state:

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

6.8
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.6
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable location: Century Number 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 26238 include: Ward Church (A), Mount Vernon United Methodist Church (B), Mount Zion Church (C), Pleasant View Church (D), Peeltree Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Pleasant Grove Cemetery (1), Bean Cemetery (2), Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoir: McCoy Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Right Branch Gnatty Creek (A), Left Branch Gnatty Creek (B), Dick Drain (C), Cottrill Run (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 92010 to 2013
  • 302000 to 2009
  • 771990 to 1999
  • 631980 to 1989
  • 1201970 to 1979
  • 281960 to 1969
  • 151950 to 1959
  • 611940 to 1949
  • 471939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 26238
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 26238
  • 0no bedroom
  • 291 bedroom
  • 622 bedrooms
  • 1113 bedrooms
  • 264 bedrooms
  • 315+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 26238
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 26238
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 542 bedrooms
  • 223 bedrooms
  • 84 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 26238 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 26238 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 22no vehicle
  • 751 vehicle
  • 1022 vehicles
  • 493 vehicles
  • 164 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 26238 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 26238 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 8no vehicle
  • 411 vehicle
  • 412 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 26238 household income distribution in 2017

  • Zip code 26238 household income distribution in 2017
  • 15Less than $10,000
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 53$20,000 to $24,999
  • 33$25,000 to $29,999
  • 25$30,000 to $34,999
  • 63$40,000 to $44,999
  • 61$45,000 to $49,999
  • 27$50,000 to $59,999
  • 21$60,000 to $74,999
  • 13$75,000 to $99,999
  • 6$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10$150,000 to $199,999
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 26238

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2017 in zip code 26238
  • 15Less than $10,000
  • 5$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$20,000 to $24,999
  • 23$25,000 to $29,999
  • 13$40,000 to $49,999
  • 7$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7$60,000 to $69,999
  • 27$70,000 to $79,999
  • 13$80,000 to $89,999
  • 23$90,000 to $99,999
  • 6$100,000 to $124,999
  • 12$125,000 to $149,999
  • 12$150,000 to $174,999
  • 8$175,000 to $199,999
  • 19$200,000 to $249,999
  • 41$250,000 to $299,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 26238

  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in zip code 26238
  • 11$150 to $199
  • 35$350 to $399
  • 34No cash rent

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $91,047

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,462
26238:

$94,462
West Virginia:

$119,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $46,864 - $188,631

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $135,406
Here:

$135,406
State:

$165,045

Mobile homes: $67,255
Here:

$67,255
State:

$58,725
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 26238

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 318
  • Mobile homes: 136

Unemployment: 11.1%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 26238

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 26238
  • 84.6%242Drove a car alone
  • 4.9%14Carpooled
  • 10.8%31Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 26238

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 26238
  • 175 to 9 minutes
  • 710 to 14 minutes
  • 4815 to 19 minutes
  • 2320 to 24 minutes
  • 1025 to 29 minutes
  • 630 to 34 minutes
  • 1535 to 39 minutes
  • 5645 to 59 minutes
  • 1960 to 89 minutes
  • 5290 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 47.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 938
  • In family households: 835 (135 male householders, 134 female householders)
    207 spouses, 262 children (246 natural, 1 adopted, 17 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 18 other relatives, 61 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 102 (61 male householders (55 living alone)), 31 female householders (31 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 146 2-persons, 41 3-persons, 50 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 86 1-person, 6 2-persons

126 married couples with children.
35 single-parent households (35 men).

99.6% of residents of 26238 zip code speak English at home.

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

1.6%
Most common first ancestries reported in 26238
  • 31%American
  • 22%Irish
  • 14%German
  • 13%English
  • 2%Scotch-Irish

Zip code 26238 topographic map

Public elementary/middle school in in zip code 26238 not listed on the city page:

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BLAST TEC INC (RT 20 N in VOLGA, WV)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: ALFRED M & PATRICIA J NESBITT (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 26238 marital status for males
Zip code 26238 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 44.2%Utility gas
  • 34.7%Electricity
  • 16.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.0%Wood

Population in 1990: 969.

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

  • This state: 799
  • Northeast: 40
  • Midwest: 12
  • South: 67
  • West: 15

74% of the 26238 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

96% of the 26238 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in 26238

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
West Virginia:

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

0.0%
West Virginia:

9.0%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
West Virginia:

16.9%
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 ($)
  • 32,422Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 31,005Management occupations
  • 29,835Construction and extraction occupations
  • 24,395Office and administrative support occupations

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

  • Mining: Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction (10-19 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Mining: Bituminous Coal Underground Mining (10-19: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Commercial and Institutional Building Construction (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Manufacturing (1-4: 1)

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

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 26238 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John872.9 years
Edward667.3 years
Charles671.7 years
William673.3 years
James672.2 years
Robert562.8 years
Mary579.6 years
Dorothy480.0 years
Clarence471.7 years
Harley378.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 26238 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ward1078.2 years
Cleavenger875.6 years
Payne676.0 years
Maxson670.7 years
Casto681.7 years
Martin681.5 years
Smith672.3 years
Lantz566.2 years
Campbell571.0 years
Moore462.7 years
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