Wellsburg, WV 26070 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26070: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wellsburg, WV 26070

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 266
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,562
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 46
  • County: Brooke County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.274, Longitude -80.588
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wellsburg, WV 26070 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,690
Population in Households 8,685
Population in Familes 7,094
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 192
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 3,677
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,511
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,797 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 880 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 429 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $82,869
Average Home Value $103,942


Median Household Income $46,594
Average Household Income $56,213
Per Capita Income $23,794
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.44% -0.36%
Households -0.37% -0.31%
Families -0.54% -0.42%
Median Household Income   -0.16%
Per Capita Income   0.76%
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.

Wellsburg, WV 26070 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26070 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 # 56 92nd
Population Density1 # 138 79th
Diversity Index2 # 251 62nd
Median Household Income # 95 86th
Per Capita Income # 133 80th

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