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26717 Zip Code (Elk Garden, WV) Detailed Profile




City: Elk Garden, WV (0.61%)
Counties: Mineral County, WV (81.06%), Grant County, WV (18.94%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 878
Zip code population in 2010: 1,170
Zip code population in 2000: 1,140

Houses and condos: 457
Renter-occupied apartments: 72
% of renters here:

22%
State:

27%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 26717: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 41.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 21 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 26717
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.5% ($404)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($711)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $371 (0.5%)

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Males: 412  (46.9%)
Females: 466  (53.1%)

For population 25 years and over in 26717:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 26717:

  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

Zip code 26717 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Races in zip code 26717 (2019)
    • 1,15198.4%White
    • 141.2%Two or more races
    • 50.4%Black
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $84,037
26717:

$84,037
West Virginia:

$124,600



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 26717 zip code as of January 26, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 26717 is 351 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.6 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 26717, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $38,100 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$38,100
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $38,168 (reported on 82.2% of returns)
Here:

$38,168
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 66.8% for AGIs below $25k, 83.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $420 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$420
West Virginia:

$1,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Ordinary dividends: $520 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

$520
State:

$4,262
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$400 (reported on 6.7% of returns)
Here:

+$400
State:

+$8,875

Profit/loss from business: +$3,200 (reported on 8.9% of returns)
Here:

+$3,200
State:

+$13,636
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $5,967 (reported on 6.7% of returns)
26717:

$5,967
West Virginia:

$11,787

Total itemized deductions: $17,180 (25% of AGI, reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

$17,180
State:

$21,148

Here:

25.3% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 21.1% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Charity contributions: $3,667 (reported on 6.7% of returns)
Here:

$3,667
State:

$4,508
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxes paid: $4,280 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
26717:

$4,280
State:

$8,103
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.3% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Earned income credit: $2,120 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,120
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 68.9%
Here:

69%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 73.7% for AGIs below $25k, 61.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 71.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 26717, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,038 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,038
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $28,676 (reported on 86.1% of returns)
Here:

$28,676
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.3% for AGIs below $10k, 74.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 88.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 90.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $929 (reported on 32.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$929
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $767 (reported on 9.0% of returns)
Here:

$767
State:

$2,913

Net capital gain/loss: +$719 (reported on 6.7% of returns)
Here:

+$719
State:

+$6,331

Profit/loss from business: +$3,704 (reported on 11.3% of returns)
Here:

+$3,704
State:

+$11,074

Total itemized deductions: $14,909 (27% of AGI, reported on 6.9% of returns)
Here:

$14,909
State:

$16,976

Here:

26.5% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $1,227 (2% of AGI, reported on 4.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,227
State:

$3,529

Here:

1.9% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI

Total tax: $2,872 (reported on 73.9% of returns)
26717:

$2,872
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,934 (reported on 22.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,934
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 58.6%
Here:

59%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 46.9% for AGIs below $10k, 62.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 65.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 56.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 50.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$42,439
West Virginia:

$48,850
Elk Garden, WV (26717) map Nearest zip codes: 21538, 26743, 26739, 26720, 21561, 21523.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

44.8%
West Virginia:

43.3%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

11.7%
West Virginia:

48.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 33
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 291


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 19 (0 now married, 18 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 177 (72 now married, 105 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26717 with a mortgage: 106 (5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 147

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $848
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $242

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

4.5%
Whole state:

16.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

4.0%
Whole state:

8.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 26717: Schell (A), Potomac Manor (B), Number 15 (C), The Eddy (D), Elk Garden Volunteer Fire Department (E), Elk District Ambulance Service 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 26717 include: Sulphur City Church (A), Blake Chapel (B), Nethkin Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Murphy Cemetery (1), Kitzmiller Cemetery (2), Jones Cemetery (3), Green Cemetery (4), Evans Cemetery (5), Blackburn Cemetery (6), Kitzmiller Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Laurel Run (A), Johnnycake Run (B), Glade Run (C), Emory Creek (D), Cranberry Run (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 212014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 462000 to 2009
  • 281990 to 1999
  • 801980 to 1989
  • 1211970 to 1979
  • 191960 to 1969
  • 251950 to 1959
  • 581940 to 1949
  • 601939 or earlier
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elk Garden, WV (26717)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Elk Garden, WV (26717)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 201 bedroom
  • 572 bedrooms
  • 1283 bedrooms
  • 264 bedrooms
  • 215+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elk Garden, WV (26717)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Elk Garden, WV (26717)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 81 bedroom
  • 302 bedrooms
  • 343 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Garden, WV (26717) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Garden, WV (26717) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 16no vehicle
  • 651 vehicle
  • 772 vehicles
  • 593 vehicles
  • 354 vehicles
  • 15+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Garden, WV (26717) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Elk Garden, WV (26717) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3no vehicle
  • 261 vehicle
  • 432 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 26717 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 26717 household income distribution in 2019
  • 12Less than $10,000
  • 27$10,000 to $14,999
  • 22$15,000 to $19,999
  • 16$20,000 to $24,999
  • 18$25,000 to $29,999
  • 36$30,000 to $34,999
  • 9$35,000 to $39,999
  • 43$40,000 to $44,999
  • 4$45,000 to $49,999
  • 21$50,000 to $59,999
  • 39$60,000 to $74,999
  • 11$75,000 to $99,999
  • 32$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3$125,000 to $149,999
  • 9$150,000 to $199,999
  • 5$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 26717

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 26717
  • 5Less than $10,000
  • 6$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$20,000 to $24,999
  • 18$25,000 to $29,999
  • 4$30,000 to $34,999
  • 20$40,000 to $49,999
  • 13$50,000 to $59,999
  • 17$60,000 to $69,999
  • 31$70,000 to $79,999
  • 9$80,000 to $89,999
  • 4$90,000 to $99,999
  • 7$100,000 to $124,999
  • 14$125,000 to $149,999
  • 22$150,000 to $174,999
  • 20$175,000 to $199,999
  • 23$200,000 to $249,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 26717

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 26717
  • 6Less than $100
  • 12$300 to $349
  • 1$400 to $449
  • 20$450 to $499
  • 26No cash rent

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Median gross rent in 2019: $625.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $8,220,171.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $98,258

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $84,037
26717:

$84,037
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,042 - $167,066

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $108,119
Here:

$108,119
State:

$165,782

Mobile homes: $41,387
Here:

$41,387
State:

$71,341
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 26717
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 350
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 1
  • Mobile homes: 93

Unemployment: 0.8%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 26717

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 26717
  • 89.5%319Drove a car alone
  • 3.9%14Carpooled
  • 4.5%16Other means
  • 1.4%5Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 26717

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 26717
  • 1Less than 5 minutes
  • 25 to 9 minutes
  • 910 to 14 minutes
  • 315 to 19 minutes
  • 6520 to 24 minutes
  • 1125 to 29 minutes
  • 9030 to 34 minutes
  • 4935 to 39 minutes
  • 2940 to 44 minutes
  • 4045 to 59 minutes
  • 1560 to 89 minutes
  • 3190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 45.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 878
  • Male householders: 186 (69 living alone), Female householders: 138 (40 living alone)
  • 151 spouses (150 opposite-sex spouses), 42 unmarried partners, (42 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 309 children (299 natural, 0 adopted, 9 stepchildren), 26 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 10 other relatives, 8 non-relatives

Size of family households: 99 2-persons, 41 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 108 1-person, 2 2-persons

162 married couples with children.
82 single-parent households (36 men, 46 women).

99.7% of residents of 26717 zip code speak English at home.

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

1.6%
Most common first ancestries reported in 26717
  • 34%German
  • 28%English
  • 12%American
  • 3%Irish
  • 1%Dutch
  • 1%Polish
  • 1%Welsh
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 8Before 1990

Zip code 26717 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • ELK GARDEN SCHOOL (ROUTE 1 BOX 320 in ELK GARDEN, WV)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-53101
    Organizations: MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)

Zip code 26717 marital status for males
Zip code 26717 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 14.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 12.6%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 27.5%Electricity
  • 20.2%Wood
  • 18.6%Utility gas
  • 15.5%Coal or coke
  • 11.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 1,168.

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

  • This state: 303
  • Northeast: 18
  • Midwest: 8
  • South: 539

84% of the 26717 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

99% of the 26717 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 140% moved from this county.

Year householders moved into unit in Elk Garden, WV (26717)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

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

0.0%
West Virginia:

8.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1
Here:

2.0%
West Virginia:

8.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
West Virginia:

13.0%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 53,726Business and financial operations occupations
  • 43,828Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 42,542Production occupations
  • 30,420Material moving occupations
  • 29,555Construction and extraction occupations
  • 27,302Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • PATRICIA A JONES (RR 1 BOX 10 in ELK GARDEN, WV; small business) : $10,650 in 2 contracts in 2005
    $10,650 with Army for Custodial Janitorial Services. Signed on 2005-12-22. Completion date: 2004-10-31.
    $0, same as above. Signed on 2005-12-22. Completion date: 2004-10-31.

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

  • Wholesale Trade: Brick, Stone, and Related Construction Material Merchant Wholesalers (5-9 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Home Health Care Services (1-4: 1)
  • Educational Services: Other Technical and Trade Schools (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • 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: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 34 took place in 2010, and the least - 5 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 26717 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (62.0%), and Outside Fires (20.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 26717
    • 16062.0%Structure Fires
    • 5220.2%Outside Fires
    • 3714.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 93.5%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 26717, West Virginia

Most common first names in zip code 26717 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles1772.8 years
William1370.4 years
Mary976.3 years
George880.8 years
Thomas870.9 years
Robert870.1 years
John867.6 years
Lawrence775.5 years
James774.3 years
Harry671.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 26717 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kitzmiller2277.1 years
Paugh1869.4 years
Streets1377.2 years
Willis969.9 years
Copeland876.1 years
Warnick873.0 years
Jones881.9 years
Evans773.0 years
Dawson777.0 years
Junkins679.2 years
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