Smithville, WV 26178 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26178: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Smithville, WV 26178

Acceptable Alternative
Burnt House, WV 26178

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Ritchie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.068, Longitude -81.07
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 18
  • PO Box Addresses: 59
  • Residential Addresses: 248
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 248

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

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Smithville, WV 26178 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 660
Population in Households 660
Population in Familes 540
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $42,737
Average Household Income $61,505
Per Capita Income $25,813


Total Housing Units 473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 225 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (41.4%)
Median Home Value $102,660
Average Home Value $136,444


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 194
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 -0.11% -0.24%
Households -0.22% -0.36%
Families -0.37% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Smithville, WV 26178 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26178 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 # 400 41st
Population Density # 596 11th
Diversity Index # 271 61st
Median Household Income # 243 64th
Per Capita Income # 132 80th

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