Independence, WV 26374 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26374: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Independence, WV 26374

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 8
  • Single Family Addresses: 640
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Preston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.442, Longitude -79.888
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26374 has segments in 3 Counties (Monongalia, Preston, Taylor).

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Independence, WV 26374 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,541
Population in Households 1,541
Population in Familes 1,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 44
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 642
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 459
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 701 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 526 (75.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $123,171
Average Home Value $152,376


Median Household Income $50,567
Average Household Income $56,174
Per Capita Income $23,403
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.19% 0.92%
Households 1.39% 0.98%
Families 1.34% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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.


Independence, WV 26374 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26374 to the other 611 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 247 60th
Population Density1 # 331 46th
Diversity Index2 # 399 34th
Median Household Income # 65 90th
Per Capita Income # 135 78th

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