French Creek, WV 26218 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26218: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
French Creek, WV 26218

Acceptable Alternative
Alexander, WV 26218

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 14
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,006
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 15
  • County: Upshur County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.846, Longitude -80.27
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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French Creek, WV 26218 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,319
Population in Households 2,319
Population in Familes 1,922
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 919
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 646
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 735 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $113,760
Average Home Value $145,136


Median Household Income $28,217
Average Household Income $41,707
Per Capita Income $16,528
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 1.04%
Households 0.35% 0.96%
Families 0.2% 0.85%
Median Household Income   -0.85%
Per Capita Income   0.63%
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.

French Creek, WV 26218 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26218 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 # 184 73rd
Population Density1 # 385 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 542 18th
Median Household Income # 601 10th
Per Capita Income # 595 11th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.