26508 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Cheat Lake, WV (12.66%), Brookhaven, WV (7.42%), Morgantown, WV (0.64%)
County: Monongalia County, WV
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 32,029
Zip code population in 2010: 29,170
Zip code population in 2000: 22,077

Houses and condos: 13,293
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,833
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 26508: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 121.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 263 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

0.5% ($911)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($605)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,053 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $595 (0.4%)

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Males: 15,594  (48.7%)
Females: 16,435  (51.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 26508:

For population 15 years and over in 26508:

Zip code 26508 compared to state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 26508

  • Zip code 26508 races chart
    • 27,299White population
    • 518Black population
    • 30American Indian population
    • 554Asian population
    • 7Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 25Some other race population
    • 367Two or more races population
    • 370Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 16,124
Rural population: 15,904

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $190,400
26508:

$190,400
West Virginia:

$103,200



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 28 registered sex offenders living in 26508 zip code as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 26508 to the number of sex offenders is 2 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

34.0 years
West Virginia median age:

41.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.8 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 26508, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $79,130 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$79,130
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $63,895 (reported on 87.3% of returns)
Here:

$63,895
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.6% for AGIs below $25k, 82.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 84.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 49.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,773 (reported on 34.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,773
West Virginia:

$1,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,875 (reported on 21.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,875
State:

$4,262
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$49,236 (reported on 15.7% of returns)
Here:

+$49,236
State:

+$8,875
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 25.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$22,641 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

+$22,641
State:

+$13,636
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $17,039 (reported on 7.4% of returns)
26508:

$17,039
West Virginia:

$11,787
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $22,719 (reported on 1.1% of returns)
26508:

$22,719
West Virginia:

$24,483
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $25,542 (15% of AGI, reported on 31.4% of returns)
Here:

$25,542
State:

$21,148

Here:

14.8% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $25k, 5.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 11.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $4,573 (reported on 24.4% of returns)
Here:

$4,573
State:

$4,508
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $11,607 (reported on 31.3% of returns)
26508:

$11,607
State:

$8,103
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,993 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,993
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 26508, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $53,348 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$53,348
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $47,781 (reported on 88.4% of returns)
Here:

$47,781
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 130.4% for AGIs below $10k, 79.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 72.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,424 (reported on 46.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,424
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,811 (reported on 24.5% of returns)
Here:

$2,811
State:

$2,913
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$9,147 (reported on 19.1% of returns)
Here:

+$9,147
State:

+$6,331
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$15,583 (reported on 15.4% of returns)
Here:

+$15,583
State:

+$11,074
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -4.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.3% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,000 (reported on 2.7% of returns)
26508:

$3,000
West Virginia:

$2,796
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $15,256 (reported on 1.2% of returns)
Here:

$15,256
West Virginia:

$18,181
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $20,132 (17% of AGI, reported on 28.8% of returns)
Here:

$20,132
State:

$16,976

Here:

17.4% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,616 (3% of AGI, reported on 24.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,616
State:

$3,529

Here:

3.0% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $9,032 (reported on 77.6% of returns)
26508:

$9,032
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,518 (reported on 13.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,518
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 45.7%
Here:

46%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 39.7% for AGIs below $10k, 43.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 44.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 47.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 45.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 58.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$64,144
West Virginia:

$41,253
Cheat Lake, WV (26508) map Nearest zip codes: 26505, 26534, 26542, 26543, 26547, 26520.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.3%
West Virginia:

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

9.1%
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: 656
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 10,838


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 534 (321 now married, 213 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 8,037 (3,421 now married, 4,616 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26508 with a mortgage: 5,575 (180 second mortgage, 785 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,086

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,374
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S335

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

12.5%
Whole state:

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

6.2%
Whole state:

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

6.4
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.7
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Year house built

  • 4632010 or later
  • 3,5222000 to 2009
  • 2,5941990 to 1999
  • 2,0951980 to 1989
  • 2,1031970 to 1979
  • 9501960 to 1969
  • 7341950 to 1959
  • 3131940 to 1949
  • 5191939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Cheat Lake, WV (26508)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 871 bedroom
  • 1,5012 bedrooms
  • 4,6983 bedrooms
  • 1,7794 bedrooms
  • 5965+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cheat Lake, WV (26508)

  • 49no bedroom
  • 5581 bedroom
  • 1,1902 bedrooms
  • 7933 bedrooms
  • 1564 bedrooms
  • 875+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Cheat Lake, WV (26508) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 276no vehicle
  • 2,1811 vehicle
  • 4,1942 vehicles
  • 1,4893 vehicles
  • 4184 vehicles
  • 1035+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Cheat Lake, WV (26508) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 83no vehicle
  • 1,6381 vehicle
  • 8812 vehicles
  • 1693 vehicles
  • 514 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $764.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $192,217.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $190,400
26508:

$190,400
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $106,100 - $293,800

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $332,192
Here:

$332,192
State:

$146,543

Townhouses or other attached units: $127,044
Here:

$127,044
State:

$136,766

Mobile homes: $57,870
Here:

$57,870
State:

$42,329

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 3.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 87.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,962

Size of family households: 3,501 2-persons, 1,463 3-persons, 1,661 4-persons, 653 5-persons, 217 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,896 1-person, 941 2-persons, 90 3-persons, 59 4-persons

5,791 married couples with children.
1,046 single-parent households (272 men, 774 women).

96.2% of residents of 26508 zip code speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% very well, 5% well, 21% not well, 9% not at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% very well, 22% well, 8% not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% very well, 30% well, 15% not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (92% very well, 8% well).

Foreign born population: 778 (2.4%)
(45.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.4%
Whole state:

1.4%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 11%Philippines
  • 10%England
  • 9%Korea
  • 8%India
  • 6%Jamaica
  • 6%Saudi Arabia
  • 5%Mexico

Most common first ancestries reported in 26508 (%)

  • 18%German
  • 13%Other groups
  • 11%Irish
  • 11%American
  • 8%English
  • 7%Italian
  • 3%European

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 942010 or later
  • 4152000 to 2009
  • 1491990 to 1999
  • 333Before 1990

Zip code 26508 topographic map

There are 128 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 26508.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 26508:

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Zip code 26508 marital status for males
Zip code 26508 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 49%Utility gas
  • 31%Electricity
  • 10%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4%Wood
  • 1%Other fuel
  • 1%Coal or coke

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


62% of the 26508 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

91% of the 26508 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% 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): 410
Here:

13.0%
West Virginia:

6.7%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 95
Here:

7.1%
West Virginia:

6.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 114
Here:

4.3%
West Virginia:

11.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 81,750Legal occupations
  • 70,664Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 67,625Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 65,323Management occupations
  • 63,162Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 61,060Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical 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:

  • 53 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 68 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED199$186,185535$193,7501,416$189,095121$119,3089$1,785,126113$182,18297$50,861
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED18$204,43432$194,33985$188,53912$121,5830$04$128,6135$35,608
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$172,51377$98,995377$168,88059$82,3050$029$145,43471$57,247
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN27$164,19687$159,991338$188,45616$288,9420$020$152,44526$53,063
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$122,95725$208,53869$197,0663$77,0500$04$267,3086$76,490
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 16 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED102$223,17834$214,103
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED36$199,49114$220,474
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$254,83314$181,169
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$200,0749$164,907
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$234,897
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 26508 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4074.7 years
Mary3680.5 years
John3675.7 years
Robert3172.0 years
William2973.3 years
George2078.6 years
Helen1682.4 years
Charles1673.3 years
Margaret1678.3 years
Richard1668.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 26508 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Dalton2578.9 years
Johnson1870.5 years
Davis1382.0 years
Blosser1275.3 years
Wolfe972.2 years
Wilson982.6 years
Mcdonald981.4 years
Miller853.0 years
King878.2 years
Phillips882.5 years
Businesses in zip code 26508
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1New Balance1
Decora Cabinetry2Nike1
FedEx5Pier 1 Imports1
GNC1Ramada1
GameStop1Ruby Tuesday1
Holiday Inn1Subway2
IHOP1Talbots1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
Little Caesars Pizza2UPS4
Lowe's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets4Wendy's1

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