Lost City, WV 26810 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26810: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Lost City, WV 26810

Acceptable Alternative
Lost River, WV 26810

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 16
  • Single Family Addresses: 179
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Hardy County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.908, Longitude -78.801
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Lost City, WV 26810 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 302
Population in Households 302
Population in Familes 235
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 98
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (33.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 ( 6.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 224 (59.7%)
Median Home Value $169,167
Average Home Value $179,331


Median Household Income $37,953
Average Household Income $50,342
Per Capita Income $25,171
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.26%
Households 0.43% 0.39%
Families 0.16% 0.2%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
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.

Lost City, WV 26810 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26810 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 # 522 22nd
Population Density1 # 585 12th
Diversity Index2 # 357 45th
Median Household Income # 364 45th
Per Capita Income # 86 87th

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