Paden City, WV 26159 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 26159: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Paden City, WV 26159

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wetzel County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.605, Longitude -80.93
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26159 has segments in 2 Counties (Tyler, Wetzel).

  • Businesses Addresses: 63
  • PO Box Addresses: 39
  • Residential Addresses: 1,134
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,134

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Paden City, WV 26159 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,975
Daytime Population: Workers 819
Daytime Population: Residents 1,848
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,667
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 2,975
Population in Familes 2,422
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 490
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $35,056
Average Household Income $45,955
Per Capita Income $20,019


Total Housing Units 1,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 982 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 314 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $83,937
Average Home Value $103,360


Total Households 1,296
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 882
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 -0.63% -0.7%
Households -0.54% -0.66%
Families -0.73% -0.81%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Paden City, WV 26159 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26159 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 # 153 77th
Population Density # 79 88th
Diversity Index # 467 29th
Median Household Income # 510 23rd
Per Capita Income # 478 28th

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