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26261 Zip Code (Richwood, WV) Detailed Profile




City: Richwood, WV (1.68%)
Counties: Nicholas County, WV (55.10%), Greenbrier County, WV (44.90%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 2,721
Zip code population in 2010: 2,701
Zip code population in 2000: 3,465

Houses and condos: 1,701
Renter-occupied apartments: 284
% of renters here:

25%
State:

27%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 26261: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 98.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 26261
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.6% ($286)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($711)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $284 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $290 (0.6%)

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Males: 1,369  (50.3%)
Females: 1,351  (49.7%)

For population 25 years and over in 26261:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 26261:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

Zip code 26261 compared to state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 26261 (2019)
    • 2,61296.7%White
    • 481.8%Two or more races
    • 190.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 120.4%American Indian
    • 60.2%Black
    • 30.1%Asian
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 2,001
Rural population: 719

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $47,547
26261:

$47,547
West Virginia:

$124,600



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in 26261 zip code as of May 07, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 26261 is 185 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

51.0 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.3 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 26261, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $32,400 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,400
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $29,242 (reported on 82.2% of returns)
Here:

$29,242
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 72.6% for AGIs below $25k, 73.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $810 (reported on 22.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$810
West Virginia:

$1,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,929 (reported on 7.8% of returns)
Here:

$2,929
State:

$4,262
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,230 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

+$9,230
State:

+$13,636
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.7% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.4% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $9,080 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
26261:

$9,080
West Virginia:

$11,787

Total itemized deductions: $17,520 (22% of AGI, reported on 5.6% of returns)
Here:

$17,520
State:

$21,148

Here:

22.0% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI

Charity contributions: $5,600 (reported on 3.3% of returns)
Here:

$5,600
State:

$4,508

Taxes paid: $5,340 (reported on 5.6% of returns)
26261:

$5,340
State:

$8,103

Earned income credit: $2,431 (reported on 28.9% of returns)
Here:

$2,431
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 46.7%
Here:

47%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 41.3% for AGIs below $25k, 46.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 55.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 60.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 75.0% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 26261, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $25,989 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$25,989
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $24,232 (reported on 83.4% of returns)
Here:

$24,232
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.6% for AGIs below $10k, 78.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 79.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,987 (reported on 31.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,987
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $10k, 2.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,639 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

$1,639
State:

$2,913
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,230 (reported on 7.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,230
State:

+$6,331
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,046 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
Here:

+$9,046
State:

+$11,074
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 26.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,308 (reported on 1.3% of returns)
26261:

$2,308
West Virginia:

$2,796

Total itemized deductions: $16,828 (23% of AGI, reported on 5.8% of returns)
Here:

$16,828
State:

$16,976

Here:

22.7% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI

Charity contributions deductions: $4,095 (5% of AGI, reported on 4.2% of returns)
Here:

$4,095
State:

$3,529

Here:

5.1% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,142 (reported on 63.9% of returns)
26261:

$3,142
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,850 (reported on 23.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,850
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 50.7%
Here:

51%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 40.4% for AGIs below $10k, 52.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 56.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 55.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 44.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 86.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$30,587
West Virginia:

$48,850
Richwood, WV (26261) map Nearest zip codes: 26202, 26676, 26208, 26205, 25984, 24991.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

35.7%
West Virginia:

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

40.2%
West Virginia:

48.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 273
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 850


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 12 (7 now married, 4 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 484 (210 now married, 274 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26261 with a mortgage: 200 (11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 668

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $726
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $293

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

27.7%
Whole state:

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

20.8%
Whole state:

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

6.1
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.7
State:

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

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  • Notable locations in zip code 26261: Woodbine Picnic Area (A), Coal Siding (B), Camp Splinter (C), Cherry Hill Country Club Golf Course (D), Gauley Ranger Station (E), Richwood Volunteer Fire Department (F), Redi Care Incorporated Station 2 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 26261 include: Hinkle Mountain United Methodist Church (A), Namo Chapel (B), Little Laurel Church (C), Riverside Baptist Church (D), Richwood Presbyterian Church (E), Richwood Christian Church (F), LaFrank United Methodist Church (G), Holy Family Catholic Church (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Baber Cemetery (1), Taylor Cemetery (2), Mountain View Memorial Park (3), Hinkle Mountain Cemetery (4), Richwood Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Run (A), Linn Branch (B), Laurel Creek (C), Joes Branch (D), Jackson Run (E), Jackeman Run (F), Improvement Branch (G), Holcomb Run (H), Hogcamp Run (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 02014 or later
  • 02010 to 2013
  • 552000 to 2009
  • 1231990 to 1999
  • 631980 to 1989
  • 3001970 to 1979
  • 1391960 to 1969
  • 2141950 to 1959
  • 2111940 to 1949
  • 5611939 or earlier

Zip code 26261 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Richwood, WV (26261)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Richwood, WV (26261)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 61 bedroom
  • 2002 bedrooms
  • 4873 bedrooms
  • 1154 bedrooms
  • 135+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Richwood, WV (26261)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Richwood, WV (26261)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 681 bedroom
  • 412 bedrooms
  • 1713 bedrooms
  • 174 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Richwood, WV (26261) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Richwood, WV (26261) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 99no vehicle
  • 2711 vehicle
  • 3072 vehicles
  • 1303 vehicles
  • 244 vehicles
  • 205+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Richwood, WV (26261) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Richwood, WV (26261) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 81no vehicle
  • 1381 vehicle
  • 422 vehicles
  • 243 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 26261 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 26261 household income distribution in 2019
  • 86Less than $10,000
  • 112$10,000 to $14,999
  • 82$15,000 to $19,999
  • 83$20,000 to $24,999
  • 204$25,000 to $29,999
  • 45$30,000 to $34,999
  • 56$35,000 to $39,999
  • 74$40,000 to $44,999
  • 31$45,000 to $49,999
  • 88$50,000 to $59,999
  • 153$60,000 to $74,999
  • 35$75,000 to $99,999
  • 27$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5$150,000 to $199,999
  • 8$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 26261

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 26261
  • 31Less than $10,000
  • 51$10,000 to $14,999
  • 39$15,000 to $19,999
  • 40$20,000 to $24,999
  • 31$25,000 to $29,999
  • 93$30,000 to $34,999
  • 43$35,000 to $39,999
  • 179$40,000 to $49,999
  • 47$50,000 to $59,999
  • 26$60,000 to $69,999
  • 44$70,000 to $79,999
  • 9$80,000 to $89,999
  • 12$90,000 to $99,999
  • 5$100,000 to $124,999
  • 43$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5$150,000 to $174,999
  • 11$175,000 to $199,999
  • 14$300,000 to $399,999
  • 26$500,000 to $749,999
  • 7$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 26261

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 26261
  • 5$100 to $149
  • 20$200 to $249
  • 43$250 to $299
  • 32$300 to $349
  • 19$350 to $399
  • 13$400 to $449
  • 11$450 to $499
  • 25$500 to $549
  • 15$550 to $599
  • 78No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $567.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $55,265
  • Asian householders: $115,780
  • Two or more races householders: $84,905
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $84,905

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $47,547
26261:

$47,547
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,860 - $68,321

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $130,192
Here:

$130,192
State:

$165,782

Townhouses or other attached units: $110,553
Here:

$110,553
State:

$183,709

In 2-unit structures: $92,614
Here:

$92,614
State:

$115,788

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $25,102
Here:

$25,102
State:

$148,240

Mobile homes: $61,449
Here:

$61,449
State:

$71,341
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 26261

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,327
  • Two: 33
  • 3 or 4: 65
  • 5 to 9: 18
  • 10 to 19: 20
  • 20 to 49: 55
  • Mobile homes: 171

Unemployment: 4.8%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 26261

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 26261
  • 78.5%723Drove a car alone
  • 6.0%55Carpooled
  • 4.3%40Walked
  • 3.1%29Other means
  • 8.3%76Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 26261

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 26261
  • 46Less than 5 minutes
  • 3505 to 9 minutes
  • 5610 to 14 minutes
  • 2815 to 19 minutes
  • 8220 to 24 minutes
  • 2825 to 29 minutes
  • 4630 to 34 minutes
  • 4240 to 44 minutes
  • 7745 to 59 minutes
  • 1060 to 89 minutes
  • 7590 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 85.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,721
  • Male householders: 556 (178 living alone), Female householders: 584 (207 living alone)
  • 566 spouses (566 opposite-sex spouses), 67 unmarried partners, (67 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 596 children (546 natural, 0 adopted, 51 stepchildren), 21 grandchildren, 54 brothers or sisters, 67 parents, 0 foster children, 42 other relatives, 74 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 92 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 453 2-persons, 95 3-persons, 80 4-persons, 45 5-persons, 16 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 384 1-person, 68 2-persons

257 married couples with children.
63 single-parent households (36 men, 27 women).

97.8% of residents of 26261 zip code speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.7% 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 first ancestries reported in 26261
  • 22%Irish
  • 18%American
  • 8%English
  • 8%German
  • 4%Italian
  • 3%Scottish
  • 3%British
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
  • 5Before 1990

Zip code 26261 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • GEORGIA PACIFIC CORP HDWD SAW (MAIN & SPRUCE STS in RICHWOOD, WV)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-03-1981-0109, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: SAWMILLS AND PLANING MILLS, GENERAL
    Business NAICS classification: SAWMILLS.
    Organizations: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORP. (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
    Alternative names: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORP, GEORGIA PACIFIC CORP. - RICHWOOD WV, GEORGIA PACIFIC CORP. - RICHWOOD WV, GEORGIA PACIFIC - RICHWOOD WV, RICHWOOD SAWMILL
  • CHERRY RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (RIVERSIDE DRIVE in RICHWOOD, WV)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-62204
    Organizations: NICHOLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DIST (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • GEORGIA PACIFIC CORP. - RICHWOOD WV (108 E. MAIN ST. in RICHWOOD, WV)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: SAWMILLS AND PLANING MILLS, GENERAL

Zip code 26261 marital status for males
Zip code 26261 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 9.9%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 57.0%Utility gas
  • 20.3%Electricity
  • 15.6%Wood
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 4,129.

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

  • This state: 2,301
  • Northeast: 80
  • Midwest: 106
  • South: 135
  • West: 83

63% of the 26261 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

91% of the 26261 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 91% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 3% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Richwood, WV (26261)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 25
Here:

16.8%
West Virginia:

8.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

32.1%
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 ($)
  • 54,425Business and financial operations occupations
  • 52,461Production occupations
  • 41,718Health technologists and technicians
  • 40,765Transportation occupations
  • 29,847Material moving occupations
  • 29,763Management occupations

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (100-249 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (20-49: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Dentists (10-19: 1, 5-9: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (10-19: 1, 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:

  • 87 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 118 people in nursing homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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: 2
  • 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 14. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 29 took place in 2015, and the least - 5 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 26261 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (65.4%), and Outside Fires (13.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 26261
    • 15165.4%Structure Fires
    • 3213.9%Outside Fires
    • 3013.0%Other
    • 187.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 26261, West Virginia

Most common first names in zip code 26261 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6574.0 years
John6174.9 years
Mary4581.1 years
William4373.5 years
Robert3468.9 years
Charles3274.1 years
George2476.3 years
Roy1773.0 years
Edith1573.3 years
Anna1575.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 26261 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3576.3 years
Spencer3078.1 years
Williams2774.9 years
Hinkle2575.2 years
Brown2373.9 years
Cutlip1778.5 years
Sparks1577.6 years
Green1483.9 years
Meadows1372.5 years
Bragg1377.3 years

Businesses in zip code 26261

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Rite Aid: 1

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