Thornton, WV 26440 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26440: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Thornton, WV 26440

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 13
  • Single Family Addresses: 493
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Taylor County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.331, Longitude -79.906
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26440 has segments in 3 Counties (Barbour, Preston, Taylor).

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Thornton, WV 26440 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,229
Daytime Population: Workers 123
Daytime Population: Residents 807
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 930
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,229
Population in Familes 999
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 36
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $46,700
Average Household Income $52,605
Per Capita Income $21,359


Total Housing Units 583 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $95,991
Average Home Value $131,418


Total Households 499
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 342
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 0.16% 0.13%
Households 0.2% 0.12%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Thornton, WV 26440 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26440 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 # 278 58th
Population Density # 407 39th
Diversity Index # 452 34th
Median Household Income # 108 84th
Per Capita Income # 368 45th

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