Porters Falls, WV 26162 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26162: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Porters Falls, WV 26162

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wetzel County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.579, Longitude -80.776
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 0
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 53
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 53

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

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Porters Falls, WV 26162 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 85
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 52
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 52
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 85
Population in Familes 72
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 54
Diversity Index3 0


Median Household Income $39,963
Average Household Income $54,022
Per Capita Income $20,973


Total Housing Units 38 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $77,083
Average Home Value $86,111


Total Households 33
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 23
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% -0.96%
Households -0.41% -1.24%
Families -1.14% -0.89%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Porters Falls, WV 26162 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26162 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 # 612 8th
Population Density # 308 54th
Diversity Index # 642 2nd
Median Household Income # 337 49th
Per Capita Income # 406 39th

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