26137 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

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ZIP Code 26137: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Big Springs, WV 26137

Acceptable Alternative
Nobe, WV 26137
Tanner, WV 26137

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Calhoun County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.003, Longitude -81.074
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26137 has segments in 3 Counties (Calhoun, Gilmer, Ritchie).

  • Businesses Addresses: 1
  • PO Box Addresses: 8
  • Residential Addresses: 393
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 393

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: October 1, 2022, Maps updated: August 12, 2022.


Big Springs, WV 26137 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 689 (100%)
Population in Households 689 (100.0%)
Population in Families 557 (80.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 16
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $43,779
Average Household Income $61,445
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $28,313
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 225 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $89,286
Average Home Value $111,161
Housing Affordability Index3 256


Total Households 283
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 186
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -2.30% -0.86%
Households -1.98% -0.72%
Families   -0.76%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.54%

Big Springs, WV 26137 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26137 to the other 668 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 361 46th
Population Density # 543 19th
Median Household Income # 393 41st
Housing Affordability Index # 508 76th
Per Capita Income # 218 68th
Diversity Index # 542 19th

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