Shinnston, WV 26431 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 26431: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shinnston, WV 26431

Acceptable Alternative
Adamsville, WV 26431
Francis Mine, WV 26431
Owings, WV 26431
Peora, WV 26431
Pine Bluff, WV 26431
Saltwell, WV 26431

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 172
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,550
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Harrison County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.389, Longitude -80.3
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26431 has segments in 2 Counties (Harrison, Taylor).

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Shinnston, WV 26431 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,373
Daytime Population: Workers 1,793
Daytime Population: Residents 3,765
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,558
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 6,371
Population in Familes 5,197
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 173
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $39,868
Average Household Income $53,781
Per Capita Income $22,493


Total Housing Units 2,923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,015 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 650 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $92,571
Average Home Value $124,901


Total Households 2,665
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,793
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.43% 0.27%
Households 0.41% 0.24%
Families 0.23% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Shinnston, WV 26431 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26431 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 # 85 87th
Population Density # 144 78th
Diversity Index # 267 60th
Median Household Income # 340 49th
Per Capita Income # 271 59th

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