Wardensville, WV 26851 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26851: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wardensville, WV 26851

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 43
  • Single Family Addresses: 729
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Hardy County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.075, Longitude -78.596
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26851 has segments in 2 Counties (Hampshire, Hardy).

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Wardensville, WV 26851 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,134
Daytime Population: Workers 466
Daytime Population: Residents 1,100
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,566
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 2,105
Population in Familes 1,672
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 20
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $39,297
Average Household Income $53,391
Per Capita Income $23,216


Total Housing Units 1,413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 732 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 494 (35.0%)
Median Home Value $142,689
Average Home Value $168,443


Total Households 919
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 596
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 0.08% -0.07%
Households 0.11% -0.09%
Families -0.12% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Wardensville, WV 26851 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26851 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 # 195 71st
Population Density # 516 22nd
Diversity Index # 270 60th
Median Household Income # 367 45th
Per Capita Income # 217 67th

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