West Union, WV 26456 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26456: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Union, WV 26456

Acceptable Alternative
Blandville, WV 26456

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 146
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,639
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 15
  • County: Doddridge County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.294, Longitude -80.774
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26456 has segments in 3 Counties (Doddridge, Ritchie, Tyler).

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West Union, WV 26456 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,865
Population in Households 4,343
Population in Familes 3,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 522
Population Density1 33
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,780
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,203
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,353 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 427 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 540 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $85,271
Average Home Value $117,480


Median Household Income $35,712
Average Household Income $46,776
Per Capita Income $18,978
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 0.59%
Households 0.98% 0.81%
Families 0.78% 0.69%
Median Household Income   -1.26%
Per Capita Income   0.57%
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.

West Union, WV 26456 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26456 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 # 106 84th
Population Density1 # 424 36th
Diversity Index2 # 197 71st
Median Household Income # 444 33rd
Per Capita Income # 485 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.