Zip Code 26040 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameMcMechen
Zip Code StateWest Virginia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Marshall
Area Code304 / 681
Current Population:2103
Racial Majority:White 98.61%
Public School Racial Majority:White 89.3%
Unemployment Rate:6.7%
Median Household Income$34383
Average Adjusted Gross Income$44260
School Test Performance:Poor
Average Commute Time19.2 Minutes
Current Time:
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range0-0 Feet
Area1 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)39.98689200, -80.73105200

Zip Code 26040 Description

Zip Code 26040 is located in the state of West Virginia in the Wheeling metro area. Zip code 26040 is primarily located in Marshall County. The official US Postal Service name for 26040 is MCMECHEN, West Virginia. Portions of zip code 26040 are contained within or border the city limits of McMechen, WV, Benwood, WV, . Zip code 26040 is within area code 681 and area code 304. 26040 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in West Virginia.

The current unemployment level in 26040 is 6.7% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 7.0% 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 26040 decreased to 2103 from 2358 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 26040 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 26040 public schools is White. -4% of students in 26040 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 1840 98.61% 2045 -10%
 Black Or African American 0 0% 19 -100%
 Hispanic 4 0.21% 22 -82%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 7 0.38% 2 +250%
 Asian 0 0% 3 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 0 0% 0 +0%
 Two Or More Races 12 0.8% 12 +25%

Zip Code 26040 Race/Ethnicity

 White 89.3%
 Black Or African American 2.7%
 Hispanic 3.6%
 Asian 0%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 4.4%

Zip Code 26040 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population21032358
Male Population48.50%
Female Population51.50%
Total Households923
Test Score PerformancePoor
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$34383
Income Under $50K Per Year67.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year27.10%
Income Above $100K Per Year5.30%
26040 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$44750
Average Real Estate Sale Price$64539
Current Unemployment Level 6.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.6%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago6.8%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 70a - Permian Hills
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 26040 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)20222938495862615442332541
Avg Max Temp (°F)37415162728184837766534262
Avg Precip (In.)3.282.713.453.493.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Wheeling, WV-OH
CBSA Type26040
CBSA Population145317
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours