ZIP Code 24740 - Princeton West Virginia

ZIP Code 24740 is located in Princeton West Virginia. 24740 is entirely within Mercer County. Regionally, it is located in the Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill Area.

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ZIP Code 24740 Quick Stats

ZIP Code NamePrinceton
Primary CountyMercer County
ZIP Code TypeStandard
Population (2022)16,510
Area Code(s)304 / 681
Current Time

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24740 Demographics

24740 can be classified socioeconomically as Lower Middle Class class compared to other ZIP Codes in West Virginia based on Median Household Income and Average Adjusted Gross Income. The majority race/ethnicity residing in 24740 is White. The majority race/ethnicity attending public schools in 24740 is White. The current unemployment level in 24740 is 5.1%.

Population Growth Rate-47.59%
Population Density595 People per Square Mile
Total Households13,021
Percentage High Income Households1.3%
Median Houshold Income (2021)$41,121
Average Adjusted Gross Income (2020)$47,550
Current Unemployment Rate (March 2024)5.1%
Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 94.76%
Public School Majority Race/EthnictyWhite - 83.95%

24740 Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American50.03%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander00%

24740 Public School Race/Ethnicty Breakdown

Native American20.1%
Hawaiian/Pac. Islander20.1%

24740 Educational Attainment Levels

Highest Education Level AttainedTotalPercentage
Less Than 1 Year of College1,1866.42%
Bachelor Degree2,79515.14%
High School Diploma7,29439.5%
No High School Diploma2621.42%
GED or Alternate1,84610%
1 or More Years of College2,79515.14%
Associates Degree1,0745.82%
Masters Degree8014.34%
Professional Degree2881.56%
Doctorate Degree1250.68%

24740 Geography

Adjacent ZIP Codes
Cities/Towns in 24740
RegionBluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill Area
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Stat AreaBluefield, WV-VA
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA TimezoneAmerica/New_York
Area28 Square Miles

24740 Politics

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24740 Weather and Climate Data

Plant Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Average First Frost DateOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DateMay 1 - 10
Koppen-Geiger Climate ZoneDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion69c - Greenbriar Karst

24740 Annual Climate Data

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

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