Zip Code 24740 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NamePrinceton
Zip Code StateWest Virginia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Mercer
Area Code304 / 681
Current Population:30435
Racial Majority:White 92.97%
Public School Racial Majority:White 89.9%
Unemployment Rate:7.1%
Median Household Income$33261
Average Adjusted Gross Income$48880
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time21.7 Minutes
Current Time:
EST
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range1683 - 2759 ft.
Area146 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)37.39936300, -81.10457700

Zip Code 24740 Description

Zip Code 24740 is located in the state of West Virginia in the Bluefield metro area. Zip code 24740 is primarily located in Mercer County. The official US Postal Service name for 24740 is PRINCETON, West Virginia. Portions of zip code 24740 are contained within or border the city limits of Princeton, WV, Oakvale, WV, Athens, WV, Bluefield, WV, and Glen Lyn, VA. Zip code 24740 is within area code 681 and area code 304. 24740 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in West Virginia.

The current unemployment level in 24740 is 7.1% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 6.6% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 5.7% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.7%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 24740 increased to 30435 from 30375 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 24740 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 24740 public schools is White. -1.7% of students in 24740 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 28948 92.97% 28586 +1%
 Black Or African American 800 2.57% 915 -13%
 Hispanic 268 0.86% 250 +7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 108 0.35% 68 +59%
 Asian 215 0.69% 216 +-0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 2 -100%
 Other Race 16 0.18% 16 +244%
 Two Or More Races 382 2.38% 382 +94%

Zip Code 24740 Race/Ethnicity

 White 89.9%
 Black Or African American 6.3%
 Hispanic 0.7%
 Asian 0.8%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.2%
 Two or More Races 2.1%

Zip Code 24740 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population3043530375
Male Population47.30%
Female Population52.70%
Total Households13200
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
-1.7%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
33.3%
Median Household Income$33261
Income Under $50K Per Year68.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year23.90%
Income Above $100K Per Year7.60%
24740 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
West Virginia District 3Carol MillerRepublican
West Virginia District 9
Related Maps: Map of All West Virginia Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$134082
Average Real Estate Sale Price$134780
Current Unemployment Level 7.1%
Previous Month Unemployment Level7.3%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.5%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 69c - Greenbriar Karst
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 24740 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)21233139485660595241322541
Avg Max Temp (°F)40445363717781807464534462
Avg Precip (In.)3.182.763.433.383.953.63.883.182.992.532.692.6338.2
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Bluefield, WV-VA
CBSA Type24740
CBSA Population106123
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours