Parsons, WV 26287 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26287: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Parsons, WV 26287

Acceptable Alternative
Saint George, WV 26287

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 142
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,352
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 29
  • County: Tucker County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.093, Longitude -79.681
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26287 has segments in 2 Counties (Preston, Tucker).

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Parsons, WV 26287 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,061
Population in Households 2,061
Population in Familes 1,690
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 72
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 863
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 595
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,049 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 645 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 218 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $87,441
Average Home Value $109,186


Median Household Income $35,201
Average Household Income $42,083
Per Capita Income $17,621
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% -0.11%
Households 0.04% -0.12%
Families -0.16% -0.24%
Median Household Income   -0.77%
Per Capita Income   0.43%
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.

Parsons, WV 26287 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26287 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 # 209 69th
Population Density1 # 262 61st
Diversity Index2 # 316 53rd
Median Household Income # 458 31st
Per Capita Income # 558 16th

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