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Counties: Taylor County, WV (49.24%), Preston County, WV (27.27%), Barbour County, WV (23.49%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,316
Zip code population in 2010: 1,135
Zip code population in 2000: 1,068

Houses and condos: 561
Renter-occupied apartments: 156
% of renters here:

29%
State:

27%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 26440: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 43.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 26440
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.6% ($643)
West Virginia:

0.6% ($711)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $750
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $479

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Males: 736  (56.0%)
Females: 579  (44.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 26440:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 15.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 26440:

  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

Zip code 26440 compared to state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 26440 (2019)
    • 1,11197.9%White
    • 90.8%Two or more races
    • 60.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 40.4%American Indian
    • 30.3%Asian
    • 20.2%Black
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $110,132
26440:

$110,132
West Virginia:

$124,600



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in 26440 zip code as of June 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 26440 is 313 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:

44.0 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
West Virginia:

2.4 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 26440, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $41,592 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$41,592
State:

$48,628

Salary/wage: $36,695 (reported on 89.6% of returns)
Here:

$36,695
State:

$42,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.9% for AGIs below $25k, 86.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 86.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 86.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $621 (reported on 29.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$621
West Virginia:

$1,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $675 (reported on 8.3% of returns)
Here:

$675
State:

$4,262

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$800 (reported on 6.3% of returns)
Here:

+$800
State:

+$8,875

Profit/loss from business: +$4,320 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
Here:

+$4,320
State:

+$13,636

Total itemized deductions: $17,729 (20% of AGI, reported on 14.6% of returns)
Here:

$17,729
State:

$21,148

Here:

19.6% of AGI
State:

18.1% of AGI

Charity contributions: $4,650 (reported on 8.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,650
State:

$4,508
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxes paid: $7,650 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
26440:

$7,650
State:

$8,103

Earned income credit: $1,733 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,733
State:

$2,140
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.8% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 56.3%
Here:

56%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 47.8% for AGIs below $25k, 60.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 62.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 26440, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $28,173 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$28,173
State:

$37,498

Salary/wage: $28,609 (reported on 83.6% of returns)
Here:

$28,609
State:

$33,645
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 99.6% for AGIs below $10k, 79.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 88.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 89.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 76.0% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,033 (reported on 34.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,033
West Virginia:

$1,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,000 (reported on 12.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,000
State:

$2,913
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.7% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.0% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$300 (reported on 6.8% of returns)
Here:

+$300
State:

+$6,331

Profit/loss from business: +$482 (reported on 12.7% of returns)
Here:

+$482
State:

+$11,074

Total itemized deductions: $13,976 (21% of AGI, reported on 9.3% of returns)
Here:

$13,976
State:

$16,976

Here:

20.9% of AGI
State:

19.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.8% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,250 (3% of AGI, reported on 6.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,250
State:

$3,529

Here:

3.3% of AGI
State:

3.7% of AGI

Total tax: $3,042 (reported on 64.3% of returns)
26440:

$3,042
State:

$5,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 13.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Earned income credit: $1,757 (reported on 23.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,757
State:

$1,662

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 55.9%
Here:

56%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 54.5% for AGIs below $10k, 56.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 58.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 47.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 58.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$41,609
West Virginia:

$48,850
26440 map Nearest zip codes: 26405, 26354, 26410, 26374, 26444, 26425.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

45.5%
West Virginia:

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

48.9%
West Virginia:

48.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 118
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 408


Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 291 (115 now married, 176 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 26440 with a mortgage: 128 (11 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 252

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,226
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $346

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

14.3%
Whole state:

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

6.6%
Whole state:

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

5.8
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.7
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  • Notable location: Thornton Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 26440 include: Bethany Church (A), Bethel United Methodist Church (B), Maple Run Church (C), Martin Beulah Church (D), Thornton United Methodist Church (E), Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (F), Pleasant Valley Church (G), Otterbein United Methodist Church (H), Evansville United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Knottsville Cemetery (1), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (2), Hunt Cemetery (3), Bethel Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Raccoon Creek (A), Oldroad Run (B), Maple Run (C), Little Sandy Creek (D), Little Laurel Run (E), Left Fork Sandy Creek (F), Glade Run (G), York Run (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 152014 or later
  • 152010 to 2013
  • 732000 to 2009
  • 921990 to 1999
  • 1011980 to 1989
  • 411970 to 1979
  • 451960 to 1969
  • 581950 to 1959
  • 601940 to 1949
  • 561939 or earlier

Zip code 26440 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 26440
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in 26440
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 1012 bedrooms
  • 1323 bedrooms
  • 924 bedrooms
  • 265+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 26440
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in 26440
  • 8no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 302 bedrooms
  • 613 bedrooms
  • 114 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in 26440 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 26440 in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 25no vehicle
  • 1191 vehicle
  • 1332 vehicles
  • 703 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in 26440 in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in 26440 in renter-occupied apartments
  • 0no vehicle
  • 491 vehicle
  • 622 vehicles
  • 453 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 26440 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 26440 household income distribution in 2019
  • 58Less than $10,000
  • 51$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$15,000 to $19,999
  • 49$20,000 to $24,999
  • 31$25,000 to $29,999
  • 25$30,000 to $34,999
  • 34$35,000 to $39,999
  • 7$40,000 to $44,999
  • 19$45,000 to $49,999
  • 28$50,000 to $59,999
  • 64$60,000 to $74,999
  • 86$75,000 to $99,999
  • 33$100,000 to $124,999
  • 5$125,000 to $149,999
  • 5$150,000 to $199,999
  • 17$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 26440

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 26440
  • 50$10,000 to $14,999
  • 12$15,000 to $19,999
  • 18$20,000 to $24,999
  • 15$30,000 to $34,999
  • 17$40,000 to $49,999
  • 11$50,000 to $59,999
  • 15$70,000 to $79,999
  • 4$80,000 to $89,999
  • 22$90,000 to $99,999
  • 39$100,000 to $124,999
  • 11$125,000 to $149,999
  • 40$150,000 to $174,999
  • 15$175,000 to $199,999
  • 35$200,000 to $249,999
  • 5$250,000 to $299,999
  • 31$300,000 to $399,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 26440

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 26440
  • 12$300 to $349
  • 3$350 to $399
  • 25$400 to $449
  • 11$450 to $499
  • 38$600 to $649
  • 14$650 to $699
  • 21$800 to $899
  • 15No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $784.

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

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $131,628

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $110,132
26440:

$110,132
West Virginia:

$124,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,465 - $180,944

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $173,718
Here:

$173,718
State:

$165,782

Mobile homes: $41,714
Here:

$41,714
State:

$71,341
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 26440
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 351
  • Two: 4
  • 3 or 4: 14
  • 5 to 9: 8
  • 10 to 19: 14
  • Mobile homes: 163

Unemployment: 15.4%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 26440

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 26440
  • 81.4%400Drove a car alone
  • 17.5%86Carpooled
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 26440

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 26440
  • 425 to 9 minutes
  • 8515 to 19 minutes
  • 3220 to 24 minutes
  • 8625 to 29 minutes
  • 5130 to 34 minutes
  • 1335 to 39 minutes
  • 3140 to 44 minutes
  • 4245 to 59 minutes
  • 7960 to 89 minutes
  • 2190 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 45.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,316
  • Male householders: 328 (130 living alone), Female householders: 205 (43 living alone)
  • 228 spouses (228 opposite-sex spouses), 37 unmarried partners, (37 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 348 children (306 natural, 5 adopted, 37 stepchildren), 45 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 15 parents, 0 foster children, 16 other relatives, 96 non-relatives

Size of family households: 70 2-persons, 119 3-persons, 78 4-persons, 23 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 172 1-person, 68 2-persons

119 married couples with children.
95 single-parent households (17 men, 78 women).

98.0% of residents of 26440 zip code speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 0 (0.0%)
:

0.0%
Whole state:

1.6%
Most common first ancestries reported in 26440
  • 31%American
  • 14%German
  • 10%English
  • 5%Italian
  • 3%Irish
  • 3%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%French
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

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • A & N TRUCK SERVICE INC (RT 1 BOX 80A in THORNTON, WV)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: OPERNAME (CONTACT/OPERATOR) , WOLFE, ADRIAN (CONTACT/OWNER) , ADRIAN E WOLFE (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • FRANKLIN JENNINGS (ROUTE 1 BOX 94 in THORNTON, WV)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Organizations: OWNER (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 26440 marital status for males
Zip code 26440 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1.2%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 28.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.0%Electricity
  • 23.2%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Wood
  • 5.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.2%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 1,144.

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

  • This state: 1,176
  • Northeast: 32
  • Midwest: 10
  • South: 71
  • West: 15

72% of the 26440 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in West Virginia.

83% of the 26440 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 71% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 17% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in 26440

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 30
Here:

37.2%
West Virginia:

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

0.0%
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 ($)
  • 66,992Construction and extraction occupations
  • 66,016Management occupations
  • 62,620Community and social service occupations
  • 35,781Education, training, and library occupations
  • 22,535Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations
  • 19,648Office and administrative support occupations

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

  • Other Services (except Public Administration): General Automotive Repair (5-9 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (5-9: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Landscaping Services (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: Manufacturing (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:

  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • 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 13. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 24 took place in 2013, and the least - 6 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 26440 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.7%), and Outside Fires (23.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 26440
    • 10550.7%Structure Fires
    • 4923.7%Outside Fires
    • 4622.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 73.4%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 26440, West Virginia

Most common first names in zip code 26440 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1272.8 years
Charles972.9 years
William977.1 years
John767.7 years
Robert766.1 years
Arthur670.7 years
Floyd680.0 years
Betty567.4 years
George574.8 years
Mary575.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 26440 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bolyard1577.6 years
Mccartney1082.8 years
Hovatter783.2 years
Moore670.8 years
Wolfe680.3 years
Edwards575.2 years
Funk574.8 years
Clarkson581.6 years
Myers573.6 years
Knotts571.2 years
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