McMechen, WV 26040 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26040: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
McMechen, WV 26040

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 58
  • Single Family Addresses: 872
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Marshall County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.987, Longitude -80.731
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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McMechen, WV 26040 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,960
Population in Households 1,951
Population in Familes 1,510
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 1,696
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 876
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 529
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 600 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $68,727
Average Home Value $89,583


Median Household Income $35,359
Average Household Income $43,695
Per Capita Income $19,604
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.04%
Households 0.37% 0.14%
Families 0.12% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -1.02%
Per Capita Income   0.38%
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.

McMechen, WV 26040 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26040 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 # 218 67th
Population Density1 # 23 97th
Diversity Index2 # 203 69th
Median Household Income # 450 33rd
Per Capita Income # 434 35th

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