Porters Falls, WV 26162 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26162: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Porters Falls, WV 26162

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 0
  • Single Family Addresses: 51
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Wetzel County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.579, Longitude -80.776
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Porters Falls, WV 26162 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 46
Population in Households 46
Population in Familes 39
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 137
Diversity Index2 0


Total Households 19
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 14
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $68,750
Average Home Value $71,875


Median Household Income $36,842
Average Household Income $51,362
Per Capita Income $21,215
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.44%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -1.47%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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.

Porters Falls, WV 26162 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26162 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 # 625 6th
Population Density1 # 169 75th
Diversity Index2 # 638 1st
Median Household Income # 411 39th
Per Capita Income # 302 55th

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