Palestine, WV 26160 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26160: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Palestine, WV 26160

Acceptable Alternative
Blue Goose, WV 26160
Lynncamp, WV 26160
Sanoma, WV 26160
Somervlle Frk, WV 26160
Sommerville Fork, WV 26160
Two Run, WV 26160

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 3
  • Single Family Addresses: 378
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Wirt County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.966, Longitude -81.426
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Palestine, WV 26160 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 983
Daytime Population: Workers 29
Daytime Population: Residents 495
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 524
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 983
Population in Familes 823
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $40,764
Average Household Income $53,095
Per Capita Income $21,821


Total Housing Units 567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 333 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (28.7%)
Median Home Value $94,750
Average Home Value $105,556


Total Households 404
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 291
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 -0.62% -0.39%
Households -0.57% -0.4%
Families -0.74% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Palestine, WV 26160 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26160 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 # 323 51st
Population Density # 587 12th
Diversity Index # 224 67th
Median Household Income # 300 55th
Per Capita Income # 337 49th

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