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, 2017)


Total Population 816
Daytime Population: Workers 421
Daytime Population: Residents 450
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 871
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 816
Population in Familes 702
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 18
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $35,825
Average Household Income $46,106
Per Capita Income $19,663


Total Housing Units 507 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 280 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 (31.4%)
Median Home Value $98,052
Average Home Value $132,589


Total Households 348
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 254
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 -0.12% -0.37%
Households -0.08% -0.41%
Families -0.27% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Pipestem, WV 25979 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 25979 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 # 353 47th
Population Density # 533 20th
Diversity Index # 468 30th
Median Household Income # 491 26th
Per Capita Income # 500 25th

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