Smithville, WV 26178 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26178: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Smithville, WV 26178

Acceptable Alternative
Burnt House, WV 26178

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 17
  • Single Family Addresses: 245
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Ritchie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.068, Longitude -81.07
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Smithville, WV 26178 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 598
Population in Households 598
Population in Familes 491
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 251
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 176
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 199 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 (40.7%)
Median Home Value $85,448
Average Home Value $120,352


Median Household Income $39,362
Average Household Income $50,916
Per Capita Income $21,371
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.78% -0.71%
Households -0.8% -0.73%
Families -0.97% -0.93%
Median Household Income   -0.47%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
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.

Smithville, WV 26178 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26178 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 # 429 36th
Population Density1 # 586 12th
Diversity Index2 # 266 62nd
Median Household Income # 268 60th
Per Capita Income # 289 57th

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