Cowen, WV 26206 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26206: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cowen, WV 26206

Acceptable Alternative
Boggs, WV 26206

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Webster County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.442, Longitude -80.53
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 83
  • PO Box Addresses: 549
  • Residential Addresses: 728
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 24
    • Single Family Addresses: 704

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

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Cowen, WV 26206 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,434
Daytime Population: Workers 821
Daytime Population: Residents 1,532
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,353
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 2,408
Population in Familes 1,979
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 15
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $37,770
Average Household Income $50,665
Per Capita Income $20,553


Total Housing Units 1,298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 736 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 243 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 319 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $69,022
Average Home Value $96,943


Total Households 979
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 681
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 -0.72% -1.01%
Households -0.75% -1.09%
Families -0.94% -1.17%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Cowen, WV 26206 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26206 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 # 176 74th
Population Density # 569 15th
Diversity Index # 368 44th
Median Household Income # 425 36th
Per Capita Income # 437 34th

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