26261 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Richwood, WV (1.68%)
Counties: Nicholas County, WV (55.10%), Greenbrier County, WV (44.90%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 3,068
Zip code population in 2010: 2,701
Zip code population in 2000: 3,465

Houses and condos: 1,797
Renter-occupied apartments: 332
% of renters here:

26%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 26261: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 98.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.8% ($297)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($605)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $334 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $275 (0.8%)

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Males: 1,328  (43.3%)
Females: 1,740  (56.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 26261:

For population 15 years and over in 26261:

Zip code 26261 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 26261

  • Zip code 26261 races chart
    • 2,612White population
    • 6Black population
    • 12American Indian population
    • 3Asian population
    • 1Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 48Two or more races population
    • 19Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 2,256
Rural population: 811

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $38,500
26261:

$38,500
West Virginia:

$103,200



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in 26261 zip code as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 26261 to the number of sex offenders is 348 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

49.6 years
West Virginia median age:

41.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 26261, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $32,400 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,400
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $29,242 (reported on 82.2% of returns)
Here:

$29,242
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.6% for AGIs below $25k, 73.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $810 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$810
West Virginia:

$1,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,929 (reported on 7.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,929
State:

$4,262
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,230 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

+$9,230
State:

+$13,636
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.7% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,080 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
26261:

$9,080
West Virginia:

$11,787

Total itemized deductions: $17,520 (22% of AGI, reported on 5.6% of returns)
Here:

$17,520
State:

$21,148

Here:

22.0% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI

Charity contributions: $5,600 (reported on 3.3% of returns)
Here:

$5,600
State:

$4,508

Taxes paid: $5,340 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
26261:

$5,340
State:

$8,103

Earned income credit: $2,431 (reported on 28.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,431
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 26261, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $25,989 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$25,989
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $24,232 (reported on 83.4% of returns)
Here:

$24,232
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.6% for AGIs below $10k, 78.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,987 (reported on 31.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,987
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,639 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,639
State:

$2,913
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,230 (reported on 7.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,230
State:

+$6,331
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,046 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

+$9,046
State:

+$11,074
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 26.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,308 (reported on 1.3% of returns)
26261:

$2,308
West Virginia:

$2,796

Total itemized deductions: $16,828 (23% of AGI, reported on 5.8% of returns)
Here:

$16,828
State:

$16,976

Here:

22.7% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $4,095 (5% of AGI, reported on 4.2% of returns)
Here:

$4,095
State:

$3,529

Here:

5.1% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,142 (reported on 63.9% of returns)
26261:

$3,142
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,850 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,850
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 50.7%
Here:

51%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 40.4% for AGIs below $10k, 52.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 56.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 55.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 44.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 86.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$24,756
West Virginia:

$41,253
Richwood, WV (26261) map Nearest zip codes: 26202, 26676, 26208, 26205, 25984, 24991.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

35.6%
West Virginia:

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

4.4%
West Virginia:

5.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 366
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 915


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 42 (22 now married, 20 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 642 (179 now married, 463 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26261 with a mortgage: 212 (3 second mortgage, 9 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 737

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $728
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S265

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

36.2%
Whole state:

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

19.9%
Whole state:

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

6.6
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.7
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 26261: Woodbine Picnic Area (A), Coal Siding (B), Camp Splinter (C), Cherry Hill Country Club Golf Course (D), Gauley Ranger Station (E), Richwood Volunteer Fire Department (F), Redi Care Incorporated Station 2 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 26261 include: Hinkle Mountain United Methodist Church (A), Namo Chapel (B), Little Laurel Church (C), Riverside Baptist Church (D), Richwood Presbyterian Church (E), Richwood Christian Church (F), LaFrank United Methodist Church (G), Holy Family Catholic Church (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Baber Cemetery (1), Taylor Cemetery (2), Mountain View Memorial Park (3), Hinkle Mountain Cemetery (4), Richwood Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Run (A), Linn Branch (B), Laurel Creek (C), Joes Branch (D), Jackson Run (E), Jackeman Run (F), Improvement Branch (G), Holcomb Run (H), Hogcamp Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 162010 or later
  • 882000 to 2009
  • 1161990 to 1999
  • 1621980 to 1989
  • 2501970 to 1979
  • 1241960 to 1969
  • 2031950 to 1959
  • 2441940 to 1949
  • 5941939 or earlier

Zip code 26261 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Richwood, WV (26261)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 221 bedroom
  • 2812 bedrooms
  • 4603 bedrooms
  • 1394 bedrooms
  • 475+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Richwood, WV (26261)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 701 bedroom
  • 1372 bedrooms
  • 753 bedrooms
  • 424 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Richwood, WV (26261) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 57no vehicle
  • 3631 vehicle
  • 2612 vehicles
  • 2023 vehicles
  • 404 vehicles
  • 265+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Richwood, WV (26261) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 118no vehicle
  • 1541 vehicle
  • 552 vehicles
  • 53 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $489.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $38,500
26261:

$38,500
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $22,300 - $68,900

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 13.5%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 79.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,973

Size of family households: 400 2-persons, 229 3-persons, 52 4-persons, 44 5-persons, 70 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 447 1-person, 29 2-persons

237 married couples with children.
233 single-parent households (32 men, 201 women).

97.8% of residents of 26261 zip code speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% very well, 39% well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% well).

Foreign born population: 29 (0.9%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.9%
Whole state:

1.4%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 52%Philippines
  • 48%Mexico

Most common first ancestries reported in 26261 (%)

  • 16%Irish
  • 15%Other groups
  • 14%German
  • 11%American
  • 9%English
  • 1%Dutch
  • 1%Scotch-Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 152000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 14Before 1990

Zip code 26261 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 26261:

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Zip code 26261 marital status for males
Zip code 26261 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 68%Utility gas
  • 14%Wood
  • 12%Electricity
  • 3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%Coal or coke
  • 1%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 4,129. Population change in the 1990s: -664 (-16.1%).

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


63% of the 26261 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

88% of the 26261 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 10% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15
Here:

6.0%
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: 15
Here:

60.0%
West Virginia:

11.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 53,750Management occupations
  • 50,938Transportation occupations
  • 45,125Education, training, and library occupations
  • 44,922Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 34,250Construction and extraction occupations
  • 33,393Production occupations

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:

  • 87 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 118 people in nursing homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 26261 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6574.0 years
John6174.9 years
Mary4581.1 years
William4373.5 years
Robert3468.9 years
Charles3274.1 years
George2476.3 years
Roy1773.0 years
Edith1573.3 years
Anna1575.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 26261 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3576.3 years
Spencer3078.1 years
Williams2774.9 years
Hinkle2575.2 years
Brown2373.9 years
Cutlip1778.5 years
Sparks1577.6 years
Green1483.9 years
Meadows1372.5 years
Bragg1377.3 years

Businesses in zip code 26261



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