Zip Code 24551 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameForest
Zip Code StateVirginia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Bedford
Secondary County: Campbell
Area Code434
Current Population:20667
Racial Majority:White 88.95%
Public School Racial Majority:White 83.6%
Unemployment Rate:9.9%
Median Household Income$66076
Average Adjusted Gross Income$81250
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time19.4 Minutes
Current Time:
EDT
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range666 - 1381 ft.
Area71 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)37.36112976, -79.31256104

Zip Code 24551 Description

Zip Code 24551 is located in the state of Virginia in the Roanoke metro area. Zip code 24551 is primarily located in Bedford County. Portions of 24551 are also located in Campbell County. The official US Postal Service name for 24551 is FOREST, Virginia. Portions of zip code 24551 are contained within or border the city limits of Forest, VA, Timberlake, VA, and Lynchburg, VA. Zip code 24551 is within area code 434 and area code 540. 24551 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Virginia.

The current unemployment level in 24551 is 9.9% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 4.1% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 10.8% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 13.3%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 24551 increased to 20667 from 16416 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 24551 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 24551 public schools is White. 17.3% of students in 24551 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 19640 88.95% 18119 +8%
 Black Or African American 993 4.5% 1240 -20%
 Hispanic 391 1.77% 491 -20%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 16 0.07% 34 -53%
 Asian 705 3.19% 551 +28%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 3 -100%
 Other Race 27 0% 27 -100%
 Two Or More Races 202 1.52% 202 +66%

Zip Code 24551 Race/Ethnicity

 White 83.6%
 Black Or African American 5.8%
 Hispanic 3.2%
 Asian 4%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.3%
 Two or More Races 2.9%

Zip Code 24551 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2066716416
Male Population49.20%
Female Population50.80%
Total Households7848
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
17.3%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
0.0%
Median Household Income$66076
Income Under $50K Per Year34.80%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year38.30%
Income Above $100K Per Year26.90%
24551 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Virginia District 6Ben ClineRepublican
Virginia District 5Denver RigglemanRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All Virginia Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$309799
Average Real Estate Sale Price$247325
Current Unemployment Level 9.9%
Previous Month Unemployment Level3.5%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago2.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 45e - Northern Inner Piedmont
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 24551 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)25273442516064635644352844
Avg Max Temp (°F)45495868768387867969594967
Avg Precip (In.)3.53.123.93.524.263.744.343.43.893.523.273.1943.63
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Lynchburg, VA
CBSA Type24551
CBSA Population249791
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours
Forestdale
Kenwood Hills