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24892 Zip Code (War, WV) Detailed Profile




City: War, WV (4.08%)
County: McDowell County, WV
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,720
Zip code population in 2010: 1,513
Zip code population in 2000: 2,302

Houses and condos: 909
Renter-occupied apartments: 195
% of renters here:

31%
State:

27%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 24892: 83.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 21.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 79 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 24892
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.7% ($271)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($711)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $460 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $237 (0.6%)

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Males: 713  (41.5%)
Females: 1,007  (58.5%)

For population 25 years and over in 24892:

  • High school or higher: 58.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 24892:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

Zip code 24892 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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 24892 (2019)
    • 1,42994.4%White
    • 563.7%Black
    • 130.9%Two or more races
    • 100.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 50.3%American Indian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $41,355
24892:

$41,355
West Virginia:

$124,600



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 24892 zip code as of April 10, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 24892 is 596 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

29.2 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 24892, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $37,369 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,369
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $33,169 (reported on 83.3% of returns)
Here:

$33,169
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.9% for AGIs below $25k, 75.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 81.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $800 (reported on 19.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$800
West Virginia:

$1,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,067 (reported on 7.1% of returns)
Here:

+$5,067
State:

+$13,636

Earned income credit: $2,369 (reported on 38.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,369
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 47.6%
Here:

48%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 47.6% for AGIs below $25k, 45.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 60.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 24892, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $24,411 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$24,411
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $22,122 (reported on 81.7% of returns)
Here:

$22,122
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.5% for AGIs below $10k, 74.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 67.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 59.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,233 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,233
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable dividends: $462 (reported on 7.2% of returns)
Here:

$462
State:

$2,913

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,385 (reported on 3.6% of returns)
Here:

+$1,385
State:

+$6,331

Profit/loss from business: +$4,792 (reported on 6.7% of returns)
Here:

+$4,792
State:

+$11,074

Total tax: $3,264 (reported on 55.8% of returns)
24892:

$3,264
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 16.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,869 (reported on 36.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,869
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 48.6%
Here:

49%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 47.7% for AGIs below $10k, 57.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 38.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.6% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$27,187
West Virginia:

$48,850
War, WV (24892) map Nearest zip codes: 24813, 24894, 24879, 24826, 24815, 24881.
War Zip Code Map

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

52.7%
West Virginia:

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

26.0%
West Virginia:

48.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 323
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 287


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 443 (198 now married, 244 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 24892 with a mortgage: 88
Houses without a mortgage: 362

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $813
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $369

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

41.9%
Whole state:

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

13.1%
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:

5.8
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 24892: Olga Number 2 Lookout Tower (A), Mcdowell County Emergency Ambulance Authority Station 4 (B), War Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Church in zip code 24892: Union Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Threefork Branch (A), Straight Branch (B), Pruett Branch (C), Johns Branch (D), Harmon Branch (E), Clear Fork Branch (F), Barrenshe Creek (G), War Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 332000 to 2009
  • 451990 to 1999
  • 861980 to 1989
  • 1341970 to 1979
  • 911960 to 1969
  • 1611950 to 1959
  • 1791940 to 1949
  • 1621939 or earlier

Zip code 24892 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in War, WV (24892)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in War, WV (24892)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 141 bedroom
  • 1142 bedrooms
  • 1633 bedrooms
  • 1654 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in War, WV (24892)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in War, WV (24892)
  • 6no bedroom
  • 81 bedroom
  • 672 bedrooms
  • 143 bedrooms
  • 274 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in War, WV (24892) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in War, WV (24892) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 51no vehicle
  • 1471 vehicle
  • 812 vehicles
  • 1533 vehicles
  • 34 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in War, WV (24892) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in War, WV (24892) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 88no vehicle
  • 211 vehicle
  • 792 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 84 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 24892 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 24892 household income distribution in 2019
  • 119Less than $10,000
  • 88$10,000 to $14,999
  • 48$15,000 to $19,999
  • 30$20,000 to $24,999
  • 45$25,000 to $29,999
  • 43$30,000 to $34,999
  • 34$35,000 to $39,999
  • 61$40,000 to $44,999
  • 28$45,000 to $49,999
  • 4$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5$60,000 to $74,999
  • 17$75,000 to $99,999
  • 83$100,000 to $124,999
  • 3$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 24892

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 24892
  • 1Less than $10,000
  • 27$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1$15,000 to $19,999
  • 20$20,000 to $24,999
  • 123$25,000 to $29,999
  • 12$30,000 to $34,999
  • 34$35,000 to $39,999
  • 73$40,000 to $49,999
  • 25$50,000 to $59,999
  • 48$60,000 to $69,999
  • 6$70,000 to $79,999
  • 5$80,000 to $89,999
  • 6$90,000 to $99,999
  • 6$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 24892

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 24892
  • 7Less than $100
  • 5$100 to $149
  • 6$150 to $199
  • 30$250 to $299
  • 13$300 to $349
  • 16$350 to $399
  • 2$400 to $449
  • 67$450 to $499
  • 4$500 to $549
  • 25No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $638.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $43,372
  • Black or African American householders: $23,602
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $25,216
  • Two or more races householders: $49,020
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $226,947

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $41,355
24892:

$41,355
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $30,384 - $54,977

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $42,389
Here:

$42,389
State:

$165,782

Mobile homes: $56,826
Here:

$56,826
State:

$71,341
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 24892

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 677
  • One, attached: 9
  • Two: 17
  • 3 or 4: 23
  • 5 to 9: 4
  • Mobile homes: 170
  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 24892

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 24892
  • 66.3%220Drove a car alone
  • 15.4%51Carpooled
  • 2.4%8Walked
  • 16.3%54Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 24892

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 24892
  • 14Less than 5 minutes
  • 1375 to 9 minutes
  • 110 to 14 minutes
  • 515 to 19 minutes
  • 4020 to 24 minutes
  • 2825 to 29 minutes
  • 830 to 34 minutes
  • 1635 to 39 minutes
  • 860 to 89 minutes
  • 2090 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 80.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,720
  • Male householders: 283 (114 living alone), Female householders: 356 (68 living alone)
  • 251 spouses (251 opposite-sex spouses), 122 unmarried partners, (122 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 627 children (608 natural, 19 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 45 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 36 non-relatives

Size of family households: 125 2-persons, 89 3-persons, 19 4-persons, 164 5-persons, 17 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 181 1-person, 39 2-persons

283 married couples with children.
295 single-parent households (214 men, 81 women).

98.8% of residents of 24892 zip code speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

1.6%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 86%Greece
Most common first ancestries reported in 24892
  • 48%English
  • 23%Irish
  • 8%German
  • 6%Italian
  • 5%American
  • 1%Polish
  • 0%Dutch
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
  • 6Before 1990

Zip code 24892 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • BIG CREEK HIGH SCHOOL (1 OWL'S NEST DRIVE in WAR, WV)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-60525
    Organizations: MCDOWELL COUNTY SCHOOL DIST (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • BIG CREEK HIGH SCHOOL (1 OWL'S NEST ROAD in WAR, WV)
    SUPERFUND (Superfund database)

Zip code 24892 marital status for males
Zip code 24892 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 12.8%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 17.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 59.7%Electricity
  • 21.2%Coal or coke
  • 9.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel

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

  • This state: 1,095
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 77
  • South: 537

71% of the 24892 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 82% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

100% of the 24892 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 300% moved from this county.

Year householders moved into unit in War, WV (24892)

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): 3
Here:

3.3%
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 ($)
  • 105,301Construction and extraction occupations
  • 17,255Sales and related occupations

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

  • Mining: Bituminous Coal Underground Mining (20-49 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Finance and Insurance: Savings Institutions (10-19: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 5)
  • Wholesale Trade: Hardware Merchant Wholesalers (5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (1-4: 2)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: Lessors of Other Real Estate Property (1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Ambulance Services (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 2000:

  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2012:

  • 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

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 fire incidents per year is 19. The highest number of reported fires - 37 took place in 2005, and the least - 3 in 2012. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 24892 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (64.7%), and Other (15.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 24892
    • 20064.7%Structure Fires
    • 4715.2%Other
    • 4514.6%Outside Fires
    • 175.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 24892, West Virginia

Most common first names in zip code 24892 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1774.8 years
James1666.1 years
John1677.5 years
Robert1368.6 years
William1067.6 years
Walter971.9 years
George977.4 years
Roy860.2 years
Joe773.8 years
Minnie778.0 years
Most common last names in zip code 24892 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hicks1868.4 years
Brewster1263.4 years
Altizer1182.8 years
Williams960.7 years
Scott964.9 years
Christian869.7 years
Beavers775.1 years
White768.0 years
Kiser764.3 years
Jones770.7 years

Businesses in zip code 24892

  • Rite Aid: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

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