Richwood, WV 26261 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26261: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Richwood, WV 26261

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Nicholas County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.225, Longitude -80.539
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26261 has segments in 2 Counties (Greenbrier, Nicholas).

  • Businesses Addresses: 87
  • PO Box Addresses: 192
  • Residential Addresses: 1,080
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 18
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,062

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

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Richwood, WV 26261 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,964
Daytime Population: Workers 775
Daytime Population: Residents 1,992
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,767
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 2,875
Population in Familes 2,230
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density2 21
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $26,122
Average Household Income $36,868
Per Capita Income $16,538


Total Housing Units 1,845 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 919 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 371 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 555 (30.1%)
Median Home Value $42,079
Average Home Value $69,668


Total Households 1,290
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 803
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 0.39% -0.09%
Households 0.45% -0.08%
Families 0.23% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Richwood, WV 26261 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26261 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 # 156 77th
Population Density # 507 24th
Diversity Index # 194 71st
Median Household Income # 624 6th
Per Capita Income # 613 8th

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