Wheeling, WV 26003 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26003: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wheeling, WV 26003

Acceptable Alternative
Bethlehem, WV 26003
Elm Grove, WV 26003
Mozart, WV 26003
Overbrook, WV 26003
Warwood, WV 26003

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,056
  • Single Family Addresses: 17,437
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,147
  • County: Ohio County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.069, Longitude -80.688
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26003 has segments in 3 Counties (Brooke, Marshall, Ohio).

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Wheeling, WV 26003 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 41,591
Population in Households 39,937
Population in Familes 30,274
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,654
Population Density1 506
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 18,307
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 10,679
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,714 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,593 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,206 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $109,757
Average Home Value $139,604


Median Household Income $40,035
Average Household Income $55,750
Per Capita Income $25,173
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% -0.29%
Households 0.07% -0.22%
Families -0.17% -0.36%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
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.

Wheeling, WV 26003 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26003 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 # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 74 89th
Diversity Index2 # 84 88th
Median Household Income # 236 65th
Per Capita Income # 85 87th

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