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City: Masontown, WV (0.77%)
Counties: Preston County, WV (75.31%), Monongalia County, WV (24.69%)

Estimated zip code population in 2011: 2,729
Zip code population in 2010: 2,547
Zip code population in 2000: 2,354




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Houses and condos: 1,268
Renter-occupied apartments: 293
% of renters here:

27%
State:

28%

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in zip code 26542: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 36.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 76 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2011:
This zip code:

0.4% ($369)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($571)

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $376 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $365 (0.5%)

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Males: 1,301  (47.7%)
Females: 1,428  (52.3%)

For population 25 years and over in 26542:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 26542:

  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

Zip code 26542 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2011: $86,500
26542:

$86,500
West Virginia:

$99,300



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in 26542 zip code as of October 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 26542 to the number of sex offenders is 518 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

43.6 years
West Virginia median age:

41.4 years

Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
West Virginia:

2.5 people

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 2011:
This zip code:

$45,288
West Virginia:

$38,482

Masontown, WV (26542) map

Nearest zip codes: 26547, 26520, 26537, 26508, 26374, 26519.

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

52.8%
West Virginia:

48.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

12.9%
West Virginia:

5.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 219
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 849


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 18 (0 now married, 18 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 598 (254 now married, 344 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26542 with a mortgage: 343 (11 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 432

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $826
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $325

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

14.1%
Whole state:

18.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2011:
This zip code:

9.7%
Whole state:

10.7%

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.6


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

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

  • 2005 or later: 17
  • 2000 to 2004: 117
  • 1990 to 1999: 228
  • 1980 to 1989: 121
  • 1970 to 1979: 218
  • 1960 to 1969: 96
  • 1950 to 1959: 110
  • 1940 to 1949: 90
  • 1939 or earlier: 271


Zip code 26542 satellite photo by USGS

Bedrooms in houses/apartments in 26542
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 18
  • 2 bedrooms: 175
  • 3 bedrooms: 379
  • 4 bedrooms: 192
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 35
  • 2 bedrooms: 136
  • 3 bedrooms: 69
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in 26542 in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 208
  • 2 vehicles: 395
  • 3 vehicles: 80
  • 4 vehicles: 78
  • 5+ vehicles: 0
  • no vehicle: 42
  • 1 vehicle: 81
  • 2 vehicles: 124
  • 3 vehicles: 46
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0


Estimated household income distribution in 2009:

Zip code 26542 household income distribution in 2009

Zip code 26542 house/condo values in 2011

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2011 in zip code 26542:

  • Less than $10,000: 18
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 39
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 31
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 38
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 3
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 50
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 71
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 35
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 85
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 27
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 107
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 42
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 60
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 51
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 66
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 43
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 6
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 3

 



26542 rent paid by renters

Rent paid by renters in 2011 in zip code 26542:

  • $150 to $199: 10
  • $200 to $249: 21
  • $250 to $299: 64
  • $300 to $349: 8
  • $350 to $399: 39
  • $400 to $449: 7
  • $450 to $499: 24
  • $500 to $549: 3
  • $600 to $649: 8
  • $650 to $699: 12
  • No cash rent: 97
 


Median gross rent in 2011: $529.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2011 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $95,986

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $86,500
26542:

$86,500
West Virginia:

$99,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,100 - $164,700

Mean price in 2011:

Detached houses: $140,925
Here:

$140,925
State:

$139,463

Mobile homes: $34,695
Here:

$34,695
State:

$53,358

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 838
  • Two: 26
  • 3 or 4: 17
  • 5 to 9: 42
  • 10 to 19: 5
  • 50 or more: 10
  • Mobile homes: 316
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Unemployment: 5.4%
26542 zip code mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,147 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 171 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (1%)
  • Walked: 46 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 48 (3%)
 

26542 zip code travel time to work (commute)

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 47
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 121
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 50
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 171
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 231
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 136
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 281
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 67
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 5
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 131
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 119
  • 90 or more minutes: 23
 

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 45.7%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,729
  • In family households: 2,316 (320 male householders, 437 female householders)
    590 spouses, 684 children (614 natural, 17 adopted, 54 stepchildren), 60 grandchildren, 29 brothers or sisters, 23 parents, 20 other relatives, 153 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 413 (165 male householders (87 living alone)), 146 female householders (112 living alone)), 102 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 346 2-persons, 216 3-persons, 103 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 199 1-person, 112 2-persons

274 married couples with children.
185 single-parent households (46 men, 139 women).

98.0% of residents of 26542 zip code speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% very well, 48% well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
This zip code:

0.0%
Whole state:

1.3%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • United Kingdom (33%)
  • Sweden (33%)
  • South Africa (33%)

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2000 or later: 69
  • 1990 to 1999: 27
  • 1980 to 1989: 69
  • Before 1980: 48

Races in zip code 26542:

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

Most common first ancestries reported in 26542 (%):



  • German (31%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • American (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Other groups (3%)
  • Polish (2%)


Zip code 26542 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • DECKER'S CREEK LIMESTONE COMPA (ST RT 7 WEST in MASONTOWN, WV)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: MARINE CARGO HANDLING
    Organizations: GREER INDUSTRIES, INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • FRIENDS AUTO REPAIR (RT 7 & LOCUST ST in MASONTOWN, WV)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: LOUIS FRIEND (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • DAIRY MART #8 (ROUTE #1 in MASONTOWN, WV)
    ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Integrated Compliance Information System)


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


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Coal or coke (7%)
  • Wood (6%)

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

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

  • This state: 2,271
  • Northeast: 155
  • Midwest: 48
  • South: 244
  • West: 11

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.

87% of the 26542 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% 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): 6
Here:

2.9%
West Virginia:

7.5%

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

6.3%
West Virginia:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
West Virginia:

19.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Class of Workers (%)


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

  • Management occupations: 78,750
  • Production occupations: 37,778
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors: 37,750
  • Construction and extraction occupations: 37,257
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations: 31,458
  • Material moving occupations: 31,047

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • STREET'S STORE LTD (659 MAIN ST in MASONTOWN, WV; small business) : $7,838 in 2 contracts from 2004 to 2005
    $4,399 with Army for Miscellaneous Construction Materials. Signed on 2004-08-26. Completion date: 2004-09-27.
    $3,439 with Army for Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials. Signed on 2005-05-25. Completion date: 2005-07-06.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Residential Mental Retardation Facilities (5-9 employees: 2 establishments)
  • Wholesale Trade: Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers (5-9: 1)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Solid Waste Collection (5-9: 1)

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 (Noninst.)




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

  • Ace Hardware: 1



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