Lester, WV 25865 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 25865: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lester, WV 25865

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 17
  • Single Family Addresses: 253
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Raleigh County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.718, Longitude -81.338
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lester, WV 25865 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,953
Population in Households 1,940
Population in Familes 1,651
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 65
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 751
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 547
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 843 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 595 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $86,007
Average Home Value $103,571


Median Household Income $46,639
Average Household Income $52,170
Per Capita Income $20,170
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.6%
Households 0.9% 0.55%
Families 0.75% 0.4%
Median Household Income   -1.77%
Per Capita Income   0.42%
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.

Lester, WV 25865 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 25865 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 # 219 67th
Population Density1 # 281 58th
Diversity Index2 # 148 78th
Median Household Income # 94 86th
Per Capita Income # 396 41st

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