Eglon, WV 26716 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26716: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Eglon, WV 26716

Acceptable Alternative
Horse Shoe Rn, WV 26716
Horse Shoe Run, WV 26716

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 17
  • Single Family Addresses: 264
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Preston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.291, Longitude -79.512
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26716 has segments in 2 Counties (Preston, Tucker).

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Eglon, WV 26716 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 574
Daytime Population: Workers 64
Daytime Population: Residents 313
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 377
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 574
Population in Familes 479
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 28
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $51,352
Average Household Income $54,821
Per Capita Income $22,921


Total Housing Units 303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $145,536
Average Home Value $149,744


Total Households 240
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 175
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 -0.1% -0.1%
Households -0.06% -0.17%
Families -0.23% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.43%

Eglon, WV 26716 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26716 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 # 426 36th
Population Density # 457 31st
Diversity Index # 448 33rd
Median Household Income # 57 92nd
Per Capita Income # 243 63rd

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