26296 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Whitmer, WV (0.94%)
County: Randolph County, WV
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 326
Zip code population in 2010: 177
Zip code population in 2000: 188

Houses and condos: 74
Renter-occupied apartments: 9
% of renters here:

12%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 26296: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 44.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 7 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.7% ($470)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($605)
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Males: 162  (49.7%)
Females: 164  (50.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 26296:

For population 15 years and over in 26296:

Zip code 26296 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age 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 26296

  • Zip code 26296 races chart
    • 177White population
    • 0Black population
    • 0American Indian population
    • 0Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 0Two or more races population
    • 0Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $69,800
26296:

$69,800
West Virginia:

$103,200
Median resident age:
This zip code:

52.2 years
West Virginia median age:

41.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

4.4 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 26296, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $21,506 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$21,506
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $22,053 (reported on 88.2% of returns)
Here:

$22,053
State:

$33,645

Taxable interest for individuals: $286 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$286
West Virginia:

$1,465

Total tax: $1,356 (reported on 52.9% of returns)
26296:

$1,356
State:

$5,372

Earned income credit: $1,714 (reported on 16.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,714
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 29.4%
Here:

29%
State:

55%

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$52,875
West Virginia:

$41,253
Whitmer, WV (26296) map Nearest zip codes: 26814, 26270, 26254, 26804, 26268, 26884.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

39.2%
West Virginia:

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

0.0%
West Virginia:

5.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 9
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 65


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 9 (0 now married, 9 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 20 (0 now married, 20 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26296 with a mortgage: 22
Houses without a mortgage: 43

Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S336

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

10.7%
Whole state:

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

4.9%
Whole state:

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

5.2
State:

6.2
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  • Notable locations in zip code 26296: Swallow Rock Campground (A), Spruce Knob Lake Campground (B), Gatewood Group Campground (C), Sinks of Gandy Point of Interest (D), Whitmer Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Grants Branch (A), Gandy Creek (B), Falls Run (C), Elza Run (D), Devers Run (E), Narrow Ridge (F), Bee Run (G), Upper Two Spring Run (H), Taylor Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 131990 to 1999
  • 101980 to 1989
  • 421970 to 1979
  • 91960 to 1969
  • 01950 to 1959
  • 01940 to 1949
  • 01939 or earlier

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Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Whitmer, WV (26296)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 02 bedrooms
  • 553 bedrooms
  • 104 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitmer, WV (26296)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 02 bedrooms
  • 93 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Whitmer, WV (26296) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 0no vehicle
  • 01 vehicle
  • 352 vehicles
  • 303 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Whitmer, WV (26296) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 0no vehicle
  • 91 vehicle
  • 02 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $69,800
26296:

$69,800
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,600 - $93,800

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 17.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 0.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 326

Size of family households: 35 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 30 5-persons

13 married couples with children.
66 single-parent households (66 women).

All residents speak English at home

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

1.4%

Most common first ancestries reported in 26296 (%)

  • 35%Dutch
  • 13%German
  • 12%Irish
  • 10%Italian

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Zip code 26296 marital status for males
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Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 57%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18%Electricity
  • 14%Coal or coke
  • 12%Wood

Population in 1990: 384. Population change in the 1990s: -196 (-51.0%).

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


87% of the 26296 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.

100% of the 26296 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.

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%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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)

Most common first names in zip code 26296 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Flossie284.0 years
Edna273.5 years
Harry277.0 years
Fred281.5 years
James265.5 years
Bertha289.5 years
Henry279.1 years
Floda283.5 years
Kermit275.1 years
Mary280.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 26296 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thompson1175.8 years
Hedrick975.4 years
Nelson877.1 years
Mullenax875.0 years
Vance781.2 years
Harper680.2 years
Elza572.6 years
Teter553.6 years
Armentrout473.3 years
Barkley480.5 years

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