26542 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Masontown, WV (0.77%)
Counties: Preston County, WV (75.31%), Monongalia County, WV (24.69%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 2,804
Zip code population in 2010: 2,547
Zip code population in 2000: 2,354

Houses and condos: 1,243
Renter-occupied apartments: 272
% of renters here:

26%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 26542: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 36.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 78 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 26542

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

0.4% ($437)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($605)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $429 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $455 (0.4%)

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Males: 1,328  (47.4%)
Females: 1,476  (52.6%)

For population 25 years and over in 26542:

For population 15 years and over in 26542:

Zip code 26542 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 26542

  • Zip code 26542 races chart
    • 2,499White population
    • 6Black population
    • 1American Indian population
    • 2Asian population
    • 3Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 0Some other race population
    • 24Two or more races population
    • 12Hispanic or Latino population

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $105,200
26542:

$105,200
West Virginia:

$103,200



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in 26542 zip code as of February 14, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 26542 to the number of sex offenders is 725 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

41.8 years
West Virginia median age:

41.7 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 26542, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $45,037 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$45,037
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $40,362 (reported on 85.5% of returns)
Here:

$40,362
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.4% for AGIs below $25k, 82.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,311 (reported on 24.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,311
West Virginia:

$1,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,023 (reported on 11.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,023
State:

$4,262
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,929 (reported on 6.4% of returns)
Here:

+$3,929
State:

+$8,875

Profit/loss from business: +$10,607 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

+$10,607
State:

+$13,636
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs below $25k, 6.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,288 (reported on 7.3% of returns)
26542:

$9,288
West Virginia:

$11,787
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,447 (17% of AGI, reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

$19,447
State:

$21,148

Here:

17.3% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $3,111 (reported on 8.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,111
State:

$4,508
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $7,887 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
26542:

$7,887
State:

$8,103
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,132 (reported on 20.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,132
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 40.9%
Here:

41%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 31.9% for AGIs below $25k, 37.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 50.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 55.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 26542, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,401 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,401
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $31,141 (reported on 86.9% of returns)
Here:

$31,141
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 126.8% for AGIs below $10k, 79.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 82.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 79.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,453 (reported on 34.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,453
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,658 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,658
State:

$2,913
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,678 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

+$4,678
State:

+$6,331
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -1.6% for AGIs below $10k, -0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,515 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

+$5,515
State:

+$11,074
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 4.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, -2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,800 (reported on 1.6% of returns)
26542:

$2,800
West Virginia:

$2,796

Total itemized deductions: $15,326 (18% of AGI, reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

$15,326
State:

$16,976

Here:

17.5% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,870 (2% of AGI, reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,870
State:

$3,529

Here:

2.0% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,091 (reported on 72.1% of returns)
26542:

$4,091
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.0% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,498 (reported on 23.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,498
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 48.8%
Here:

49%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 44.7% for AGIs below $10k, 45.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 50.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 53.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 56.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$44,103
West Virginia:

$41,253
Masontown, WV (26542) map Nearest zip codes: 26547, 26520, 26537, 26508, 26374, 26519.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

57.3%
West Virginia:

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

9.6%
West Virginia:

5.8%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 216
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 828


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 12 (0 now married, 12 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 674 (293 now married, 381 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26542 with a mortgage: 360 (10 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 412

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $863
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S350

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

13.0%
Whole state:

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

9.1%
Whole state:

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

5.9
State:

6.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 26542: Valley District Ambulance Service Incorporated (A), Masontown Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Company 6 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 26542 include: Sturgiss Church (A), Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church (B), Zion Church (C), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Swamp Run (A), Slabcamp Run (B), Mountain Run (C), Middle Run (D), Lick Run (E), Gum Run (F), Glady Run (G), Falls Run (H), Buzzard Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 26542 include: Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area (1), Elkins Coal and Coke Company Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 42010 or later
  • 1282000 to 2009
  • 2211990 to 1999
  • 1031980 to 1989
  • 1601970 to 1979
  • 1161960 to 1969
  • 1211950 to 1959
  • 1001940 to 1949
  • 2901939 or earlier

Zip code 26542 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Masontown, WV (26542)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 51 bedroom
  • 1832 bedrooms
  • 4003 bedrooms
  • 1714 bedrooms
  • 135+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Masontown, WV (26542)

  • 24no bedroom
  • 491 bedroom
  • 1282 bedrooms
  • 713 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Masontown, WV (26542) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 13no vehicle
  • 2591 vehicle
  • 3512 vehicles
  • 663 vehicles
  • 704 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Masontown, WV (26542) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 32no vehicle
  • 1311 vehicle
  • 862 vehicles
  • 93 vehicles
  • 144 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $458.

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


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $105,200
26542:

$105,200
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,000 - $180,300

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 4.9%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 44.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,804

Size of family households: 322 2-persons, 199 3-persons, 149 4-persons, 42 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 26 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 215 1-person, 72 2-persons

316 married couples with children.
220 single-parent households (87 men, 133 women).

99.3% of residents of 26542 zip code speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

1.4%

Most common first ancestries reported in 26542 (%)

  • 26%German
  • 12%American
  • 7%Irish
  • 4%Italian
  • 4%English
  • 4%Other groups
  • 2%French (except Basque)

Zip code 26542 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 26542 marital status for males
Zip code 26542 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7.6%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 39%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17%Electricity
  • 13%Utility gas
  • 12%Wood
  • 11%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8%Coal or coke

Population in 1990: 658. Population change in the 1990s: +1,696 (+257.8%).

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


67% of the 26542 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

89% of the 26542 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% moved from different county within same state.

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): 10
Here:

4.3%
West Virginia:

6.3%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
West Virginia:

11.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

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

  • 85,909Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 80,962Health technologists and technicians
  • 51,786Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 37,204Construction and extraction occupations
  • 34,444Management occupations
  • 31,280Material moving 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)

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • 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

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: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED40$193,63689$184,841236$193,88622$165,72617$175,36513$61,729
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$171,8659$183,07718$155,4662$11,4752$85,4702$39,175
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$198,37813$116,57962$161,1264$108,8182$159,86514$43,471
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$213,87517$179,78852$193,7873$242,1704$128,8002$53,025
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$94,9704$147,0036$224,2300$01$60,9401$22,160
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0118.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$203,14013$237,055
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$187,8251$258,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$155,510
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$117,1251$227,130
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$206,555
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0118.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 26542 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2477.1 years
William2273.2 years
James1868.2 years
John1682.0 years
Charles1576.7 years
Joseph1372.6 years
Robert1269.5 years
Harry1075.0 years
George1083.1 years
Frank978.9 years
Most common last names in zip code 26542 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Taylor3577.3 years
Cale2381.8 years
Shaffer2068.6 years
Radabaugh1675.5 years
Smith1376.5 years
Turner1376.5 years
Mcmillen1182.6 years
Gibson1177.4 years
Molisee1176.5 years
Cress1063.4 years

Businesses in zip code 26542



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