Petroleum, WV 26161 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26161: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Petroleum, WV 26161

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Ritchie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.181, Longitude -81.255
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26161 has segments in 3 Counties (Ritchie, Wirt, Wood).

  • Businesses Addresses: 1
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 203
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 203

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

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Petroleum, WV 26161 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 467
Daytime Population: Workers 51
Daytime Population: Residents 294
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 345
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 467
Population in Familes 384
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 9
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $41,444
Average Household Income $53,930
Per Capita Income $23,096


Total Housing Units 338 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 138 (40.8%)
Median Home Value $96,154
Average Home Value $126,406


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 139
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 -0.6% -0.69%
Households -0.61% -0.71%
Families -0.86% -0.73%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Petroleum, WV 26161 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26161 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 # 460 31st
Population Density # 619 7th
Diversity Index # 398 41st
Median Household Income # 252 62nd
Per Capita Income # 231 65th

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