Zip Code 26542 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameMasontown
Zip Code StateWest Virginia
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Preston
Area Code304 / 681
Current Population:2547
Racial Majority:White 100%
Public School Racial Majority:White 99.5%
Unemployment Rate:4.7%
Median Household Income$29725
Average Adjusted Gross Income$56350
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time27.9 Minutes
Current Time:
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range1503 - 1841 ft.
Area10 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)39.57009700, -79.78463800

Zip Code 26542 Description

Zip Code 26542 is located in the state of West Virginia in the Pittsburgh metro area. Zip code 26542 is primarily located in Preston County. The official US Postal Service name for 26542 is MASONTOWN, West Virginia. Portions of zip code 26542 are contained within or border the city limits of Masontown, WV, . Zip code 26542 is within area code 304 and area code 681. 26542 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in West Virginia.

The current unemployment level in 26542 is 4.7% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 5.2% and is lower 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 26542 increased to 2547 from 2354 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 26542 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 26542 public schools is White. 47% of students in 26542 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 2512 100% 2499 +1%
 Black Or African American 0 0% 6 -100%
 Hispanic 0 0% 12 -100%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 1 -100%
 Asian 0 0% 2 -100%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 3 -100%
 Other Race 0 0% 0 +0%
 Two Or More Races 24 0% 24 -100%

Zip Code 26542 Race/Ethnicity

 White 99.5%
 Black Or African American 0.5%
 Hispanic 0%
 Asian 0%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 0%

Zip Code 26542 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population25472354
Male Population49.40%
Female Population50.60%
Total Households1066
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$29725
Income Under $50K Per Year75.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year22.40%
Income Above $100K Per Year2.20%
26542 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
West Virginia District 1David McKinleyRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All West Virginia Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$157286
Average Real Estate Sale Price$72444
Current Unemployment Level 4.7%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.4%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.6%
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 69b - Uplands and Valleys of Mixed Land Use
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 26542 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)18192735445358575038302338
Avg Max Temp (°F)37405162717881797463514261
Avg Precip (In.)4.023.464.314.34.784.885.254.493.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Morgantown, WV
CBSA Type26542
CBSA Population122714
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours