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, 2017)


Total Population 108
Daytime Population: Workers 16
Daytime Population: Residents 74
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 90
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 108
Population in Familes 86
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 803
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $44,667
Average Household Income $55,816
Per Capita Income $23,774


Total Housing Units 65 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (29.2%)
Median Home Value $57,692
Average Home Value $69,444


Total Households 46
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 30
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.1% -1.53%
Households -1.14% -1.34%
Families -0.89% -2.09%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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

The table below compares 24816 to the other 663 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 600 10th
Population Density # 57 92nd
Diversity Index # 272 59th
Median Household Income # 140 79th
Per Capita Income # 187 72nd

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