Shanks, WV 26761 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26761: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shanks, WV 26761

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 7
  • Single Family Addresses: 155
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Hampshire County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.266, Longitude -78.703
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Shanks, WV 26761 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 537
Daytime Population: Workers 33
Daytime Population: Residents 277
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 310
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 530
Population in Familes 446
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 37
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $38,809
Average Household Income $51,137
Per Capita Income $21,098


Total Housing Units 262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $139,151
Average Home Value $183,192


Total Households 219
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 161
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 0.52% 0.48%
Households 0.58% 0.45%
Families 0.35% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Shanks, WV 26761 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26761 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 # 437 34th
Population Density # 387 42nd
Diversity Index # 294 57th
Median Household Income # 387 42nd
Per Capita Income # 391 41st

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