McMechen, WV 26040 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26040: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
McMechen, WV 26040

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Marshall County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.987, Longitude -80.731
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 56
  • PO Box Addresses: 28
  • Residential Addresses: 827
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 827

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

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McMechen, WV 26040 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,938
Daytime Population: Workers 285
Daytime Population: Residents 1,185
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,470
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,930
Population in Familes 1,494
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,698
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $35,937
Average Household Income $44,428
Per Capita Income $19,828


Total Housing Units 987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 592 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 270 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $72,373
Average Home Value $89,358


Total Households 862
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 520
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 0.09% -0.22%
Households 0.1% -0.23%
Families -0.13% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

McMechen, WV 26040 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26040 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 # 212 68th
Population Density # 27 96th
Diversity Index # 196 71st
Median Household Income # 486 27th
Per Capita Income # 490 26th

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