Zip Code 24426 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameCovington
Zip Code StateVirginia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Alleghany
Secondary County: City of Covington
Area Code540
Alternate Zip Code NamesALLEGHANY
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesCAMP APPALACHIA
Current Population:14329
Racial Majority:White 89.81%
Public School Racial Majority:White 84%
Unemployment Rate:5.9%
Median Household Income$43370
Average Adjusted Gross Income$49660
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time23.1 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range1342 - 2874 ft.
Area358 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)37.76765400, -80.06911200

Zip Code 24426 Description

Zip Code 24426 is located in the state of Virginia in the Roanoke metro area. Zip code 24426 is primarily located in Alleghany County. Portions of 24426 are also located in City of Covington County. The official US Postal Service name for 24426 is COVINGTON, Virginia. Portions of zip code 24426 are contained within or border the city limits of Covington, VA, Low Moor, VA, Selma, VA, and Clifton Forge, VA. The area code for zip code 24426 is 540. 24426 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Virginia.

The current unemployment level in 24426 is 5.9% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 4.9% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 5.4% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 24426 decreased to 14329 from 15500 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 24426 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 24426 public schools is White. 45.9% of students in 24426 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 12618 89.81% 12934 -2%
 Black Or African American 1014 7.22% 956 +6%
 Hispanic 170 1.21% 167 +2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 26 -100%
 Asian 46 0.33% 51 -10%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 5 0.04% 2 +150%
 Other Race 14 0% 14 -100%
 Two Or More Races 179 1.4% 179 +9%

Zip Code 24426 Race/Ethnicity

 White 84%
 Black Or African American 9%
 Hispanic 2.7%
 Asian 0.6%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.2%
 Two or More Races 3.5%

Zip Code 24426 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population1432915500
Male Population49.20%
Female Population50.80%
Total Households6129
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$43370
Income Under $50K Per Year56.90%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year33.70%
Income Above $100K Per Year9.40%
24426 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Virginia District 9Morgan GriffithRepublican
Virginia District 3Bobby ScottDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$286950
Average Real Estate Sale Price$107048
Current Unemployment Level 5.9%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.9%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.4%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 67g - Southern Shale Valleys
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 24426 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)22233038485761595341322541
Avg Max Temp (°F)43485768768387857969574767
Avg Precip (In.)2.82.423.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
CBSA Population0
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours