Sand Fork, WV 26430 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26430: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sand Fork, WV 26430

Acceptable Alternative
Stouts Mills, WV 26430

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 15
  • Single Family Addresses: 116
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Gilmer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.892, Longitude -80.741
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Sand Fork, WV 26430 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 708
Daytime Population: Workers 143
Daytime Population: Residents 566
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 709
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 477
Population in Familes 400
Population in Group Qrtrs 231
Population Density2 26
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $32,452
Average Household Income $45,807
Per Capita Income $26,393


Total Housing Units 344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 218 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $85,065
Average Home Value $102,867


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 1.72
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.15% -0.14%
Households -0.2% -0.29%
Families -0.34% -0.3%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

Sand Fork, WV 26430 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26430 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 # 388 42nd
Population Density # 475 28th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 571 14th
Per Capita Income # 72 89th

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