Athens, WV 24712 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24712: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Athens, WV 24712

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 55
  • Single Family Addresses: 250
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Mercer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.458, Longitude -80.997
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Athens, WV 24712 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,212
Population in Households 1,821
Population in Familes 1,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 391
Population Density1 187
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 725
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 479
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 813 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 548 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $127,326
Average Home Value $142,883


Median Household Income $43,131
Average Household Income $55,195
Per Capita Income $21,161
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.33%
Households 0.91% 0.55%
Families 0.68% 0.41%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   1.0%
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.

Athens, WV 24712 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24712 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 # 192 71st
Population Density1 # 143 79th
Diversity Index2 # 102 85th
Median Household Income # 147 78th
Per Capita Income # 307 54th

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