Princeton, WV 24740 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24740: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Princeton, WV 24740

Acceptable Alternative
Elgood, WV 24740
Oakvale, WV 24740

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Mercer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.411, Longitude -81.027
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 931
  • PO Box Addresses: 1,179
  • Residential Addresses: 7,553
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 547
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,006

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Princeton, WV 24740 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,458
Daytime Population: Workers 8,803
Daytime Population: Residents 10,318
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,121
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 16,428
Population in Familes 12,650
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density2 501
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $34,385
Average Household Income $49,078
Per Capita Income $22,003


Total Housing Units 8,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,628 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,740 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 979 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $96,634
Average Home Value $128,047


Total Households 7,368
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 4,497
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 0.04% -0.29%
Households 0.08% -0.26%
Families -0.12% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Princeton, WV 24740 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24740 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 # 20 97th
Population Density # 75 89th
Diversity Index # 74 89th
Median Household Income # 522 21st
Per Capita Income # 311 53rd

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