Bowden, WV 26254 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26254: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bowden, WV 26254

Acceptable Alternative
Wymer, WV 26254

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Randolph County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.893, Longitude -79.619
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26254 has segments in 2 Counties (Randolph, Tucker).

  • Businesses Addresses: 7
  • PO Box Addresses: 28
  • Residential Addresses: 161
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 161

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: July 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.


Bowden, WV 26254 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 443 (100%)
Population in Households 443 (100.0%)
Population in Families 357 (80.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 4
Diversity Index2 5


Median Household Income $35,856
Average Household Income $50,114
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $22,285
Wealth Index5 42


Total HU (Housing Units) 367 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 140 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 (46.3%)
Median Home Value $102,703
Average Home Value $128,571
Housing Affordability Index3 231


Total Households 197
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 132
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.66% 0.22%
Households 0.78% 0.4%
Families 0.61% 0.15%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.17%
Owner Occupied HU   0.14%

Bowden, WV 26254 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26254 to the other 668 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 473 29th
Population Density # 651 3rd
Median Household Income # 460 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 301 45th
Per Capita Income # 334 50th
Diversity Index # 440 33rd

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