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Demographics

People

Total Population386
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+116
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married54.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7%
Median Earnings25+$26,397
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,063
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,208

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,333
% Above Poverty Level69.9%
% Below Poverty Level30.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone13.9%
Median Gross Rent$739
Median House Value$70,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.2%
Irish14.8%
German9.6%
English6.7%
Italian3.1%
African3.1%
Scottish2.3%
Polish1%
Dutch1%
French Except Basque1%
Welsh0.5%
Swiss0.5%
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Lester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Raleigh County
Standard Zip Codes25865
Phone Area Codes304
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.73
Approximate Longitude-81.3

Lester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBECKLEY VA HOSPITAL
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp35 to 62 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationBECKLEY AP
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationFLAT TOP
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp60 to 78 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip45.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beckley17,348$56,250
Mabscott1,295$74,063
Mullens1,701$58,558
Pax153$34,500
Rhodell205$41,563
Sophia1,267$40,909

Lester Public Schools

Lester Elementary
1970 Lester Highway Rt. 54
ZIP: 25865
(304) 934-5885
Primary
Total Enrollment 152
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