Big Sandy, WV 24816 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24816: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Big Sandy, WV 24816

  • ZIP Code Type: PO BOX
  • Businesses Addresses: 4
  • Single Family Addresses: 1
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: McDowell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.465, Longitude -81.697
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Big Sandy, WV 24816 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 114
Population in Households 114
Population in Familes 90
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 368
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 50
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 32
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 69 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (27.5%)
Median Home Value $54,167
Average Home Value $68,750


Median Household Income $40,280
Average Household Income $52,773
Per Capita Income $23,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.55% -0.71%
Households -0.32% -0.81%
Families -0.49% -1.28%
Median Household Income   -0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
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.

Big Sandy, WV 24816 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24816 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 # 591 11th
Population Density1 # 91 86th
Diversity Index2 # 280 57th
Median Household Income # 221 67th
Per Capita Income # 171 74th

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