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: 16
  • Single Family Addresses: 109
  • 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, 2016)


Total Population 2,283
Population in Households 716
Population in Familes 611
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,567
Population Density1 80
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 253
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 199 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $78,929
Average Home Value $95,101


Median Household Income $29,899
Average Household Income $41,919
Per Capita Income $15,899
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.99% -0.1%
Households -0.13% -0.24%
Families -0.26% -0.33%
Median Household Income   -0.61%
Per Capita Income   0.2%
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.

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

The table below compares 26430 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 # 187 72nd
Population Density1 # 244 64th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 577 14th
Per Capita Income # 608 9th

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