Pipestem, WV 25979 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 25979: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Pipestem, WV 25979

Acceptable Alternative
Lovern, WV 25979

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 19
  • Single Family Addresses: 287
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Summers County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.516, Longitude -80.92
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 25979 has segments in 2 Counties (Mercer, Summers).

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Pipestem, WV 25979 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 848
Population in Households 848
Population in Familes 730
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 18
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 360
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 264
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 291 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (31.0%)
Median Home Value $97,222
Average Home Value $132,904


Median Household Income $34,704
Average Household Income $44,297
Per Capita Income $18,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.38%
Households -0.18% -0.28%
Families -0.3% -0.38%
Median Household Income   -0.2%
Per Capita Income   0.77%
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.

Pipestem, WV 25979 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 25979 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 # 358 46th
Population Density1 # 544 18th
Diversity Index2 # 474 28th
Median Household Income # 473 29th
Per Capita Income # 498 25th

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