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: 205
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 205

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

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Petroleum, WV 26161 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 448
Population in Households 448
Population in Familes 367
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 10
Diversity Index2 6


Median Household Income $42,342
Average Household Income $59,426
Per Capita Income $25,468


Total Housing Units 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (39.0%)
Median Home Value $100,806
Average Home Value $130,732


Total Households 192
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.19% -0.31%
Households -0.31% -0.42%
Families -0.44% -0.45%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Petroleum, WV 26161 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26161 to the other 671 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 470 30th
Population Density # 622 7th
Diversity Index # 369 46th
Median Household Income # 264 61st
Per Capita Income # 145 79th

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