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, 2017)


Total Population 2,857
Daytime Population: Workers 176
Daytime Population: Residents 1,929
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,105
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 2,857
Population in Familes 2,366
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 42
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $31,724
Average Household Income $45,487
Per Capita Income $18,421


Total Housing Units 1,447 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 917 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 240 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 290 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $124,171
Average Home Value $147,792


Total Households 1,157
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 813
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 0.99% 0.79%
Households 1.02% 0.77%
Families 0.86% 0.66%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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

The table below compares 26218 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 # 158 76th
Population Density # 364 45th
Diversity Index # 510 22nd
Median Household Income # 581 13th
Per Capita Income # 561 16th

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