Zip Code 26034 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameChester
Zip Code StateWest Virginia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Hancock
Area Code304 / 681
Current Population:4905
Racial Majority:White 98.76%
Public School Racial Majority:White 97.8%
Unemployment Rate:6.5%
Median Household Income$37512
Average Adjusted Gross Income$52420
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time22.1 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range843 - 1184 ft.
Area16 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)40.59482900, -80.55445900

Zip Code 26034 Description

Zip Code 26034 is located in the state of West Virginia in the Wheeling metro area. Zip code 26034 is primarily located in Hancock County. The official US Postal Service name for 26034 is CHESTER, West Virginia. Portions of zip code 26034 are contained within or border the city limits of Chester, WV, Newell, WV, East Liverpool, OH, and Ohioville, PA. Zip code 26034 is within area code 681 and area code 304. 26034 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in West Virginia.

The current unemployment level in 26034 is 6.5% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 6.6% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 5.7% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.7%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 26034 decreased to 4905 from 5298 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 26034 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 26034 public schools is White. 52.3% of students in 26034 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 5004 98.76% 4779 +5%
 Black Or African American 14 0.28% 14 +0%
 Hispanic 0 0% 51 -100%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 9 0.18% 4 +125%
 Asian 13 0.26% 15 -13%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 7 0% 7 -100%
 Two Or More Races 35 0.53% 35 -23%

Zip Code 26034 Race/Ethnicity

 White 97.8%
 Black Or African American 1%
 Hispanic 0.3%
 Asian 0.1%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 0.8%

Zip Code 26034 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population49055298
Male Population47.90%
Female Population52.10%
Total Households2136
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
52.3%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
50.0%
Median Household Income$37512
Income Under $50K Per Year64.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year29.80%
Income Above $100K Per Year6.10%
26034 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
West Virginia District 1David McKinleyRepublican
West Virginia District 6
Related Maps: Map of All West Virginia Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$98926
Average Real Estate Sale Price$95501
Current Unemployment Level 6.5%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.8%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.3%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 70c - Pittsburgh Low Plateau
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 26034 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)19202837475661595341332440
Avg Max Temp (°F)36405061727983817564514061
Avg Precip (In.)2.582.23.23.133.893.924.233.343.22.382.992.7837.84
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV
CBSA Type26034
CBSA Population122475
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours