Salem, WV 26426 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26426: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Salem, WV 26426

Acceptable Alternative
Bristol, WV 26426
Industrial, WV 26426
Wolf Summit, WV 26426

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 125
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,625
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 128
  • County: Harrison County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.282, Longitude -80.559
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26426 has segments in 2 Counties (Doddridge, Harrison).

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Salem, WV 26426 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,689
Population in Households 6,275
Population in Familes 5,076
Population in Group Qrtrs 414
Population Density1 49
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,633
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,771
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,092 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,949 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 684 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 459 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $100,518
Average Home Value $134,723


Median Household Income $38,731
Average Household Income $51,478
Per Capita Income $21,341
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.29%
Households 0.45% 0.34%
Families 0.29% 0.22%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   0.81%
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.

Salem, WV 26426 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26426 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 # 78 88th
Population Density1 # 326 51st
Diversity Index2 # 139 80th
Median Household Income # 318 52nd
Per Capita Income # 293 56th

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