War, WV 24892 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24892: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
War, WV 24892

Acceptable Alternative
Caretta, WV 24892
English, WV 24892
Yukon, WV 24892

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 21
  • Single Family Addresses: 356
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: McDowell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.304, Longitude -81.681
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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War, WV 24892 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,924
Population in Households 2,924
Population in Familes 2,411
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 47
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,213
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 848
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 874 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 339 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 270 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $37,414
Average Home Value $55,406


Median Household Income $18,828
Average Household Income $31,156
Per Capita Income $12,925
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.76%
Households -0.4% -0.63%
Families -0.55% -0.74%
Median Household Income   -0.37%
Per Capita Income   0.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

War, WV 24892 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24892 to the other 666 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 158 76th
Population Density1 # 342 49th
Diversity Index2 # 151 78th
Median Household Income # 645 3rd
Per Capita Income # 638 4th

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