Zip Code 26261 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameRichwood
Zip Code StateWest Virginia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Nicholas
Secondary County: Greenbrier
Area Code304 / 681
Current Population:2701
Racial Majority:White 94.58%
Public School Racial Majority:White 98.1%
Unemployment Rate:6.9%
Median Household Income$27205
Average Adjusted Gross Income$38190
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time24.2 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range2477 - 3730 ft.
Area96 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)38.18556300, -80.53752400

Zip Code 26261 Description

Zip Code 26261 is located in the state of West Virginia in the Charleston metro area. Zip code 26261 is primarily located in Nicholas County. Portions of 26261 are also located in Greenbrier County. The official US Postal Service name for 26261 is RICHWOOD, West Virginia. Portions of zip code 26261 are contained within or border the city limits of Richwood, WV, . Zip code 26261 is within area code 681 and area code 304. 26261 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in West Virginia.

The current unemployment level in 26261 is 6.9% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 8.5% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 6.9% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 26261 decreased to 2701 from 3465 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 26261 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 26261 public schools is White. 51.5% of students in 26261 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 2599 94.58% 2612 +-0%
 Black Or African American 0 0% 6 -100%
 Hispanic 17 0.62% 19 -11%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 12 -100%
 Asian 37 1.35% 3 +1133%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 1 -100%
 Other Race 0 0% 0 +0%
 Two Or More Races 48 3.46% 48 +98%

Zip Code 26261 Race/Ethnicity

 White 98.1%
 Black Or African American 0.5%
 Hispanic 0.3%
 Asian 0.2%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 0.8%

Zip Code 26261 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population27013465
Male Population48.20%
Female Population51.80%
Total Households1176
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$27205
Income Under $50K Per Year77.90%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year17.20%
Income Above $100K Per Year4.80%
26261 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
West Virginia District 3Carol MillerRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All West Virginia Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$47133
Average Real Estate Sale Price$102895
Current Unemployment Level 6.9%
Previous Month Unemployment Level7.0%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago6.2%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6a: -10F to -5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 69a - Forested Hills and Mountains
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 26261 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)20222936465358575139312339
Avg Max Temp (°F)41445464727881797464544362
Avg Precip (In.)3.693.464.353.995.024.555.464.873.563.453.673.9150
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
CBSA Population0
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours