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: 17
  • PO Box Addresses: 63
  • Residential Addresses: 245
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 245

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

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Smithville, WV 26178 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 728
Daytime Population: Workers 106
Daytime Population: Residents 473
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 579
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 728
Population in Familes 598
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $41,743
Average Household Income $55,552
Per Capita Income $23,808


Total Housing Units 555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 248 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 243 (43.8%)
Median Home Value $96,988
Average Home Value $129,435


Total Households 312
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 219
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 -0.59% -0.7%
Households -0.65% -0.72%
Families -0.79% -0.84%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Smithville, WV 26178 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26178 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 # 378 43rd
Population Density # 591 11th
Diversity Index # 287 58th
Median Household Income # 232 65th
Per Capita Income # 183 73rd

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