Independence, WV 26374 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26374: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Independence, WV 26374

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Preston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.442, Longitude -79.888
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26374 has segments in 3 Counties (Monongalia, Preston, Taylor).

  • Businesses Addresses: 10
  • PO Box Addresses: 11
  • Residential Addresses: 644
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 644

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

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Independence, WV 26374 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,230
Daytime Population: Workers 48
Daytime Population: Residents 624
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 672
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 1,230
Population in Familes 1,001
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 41
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $50,214
Average Household Income $61,400
Per Capita Income $25,758


Total Housing Units 592 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 419 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $105,460
Average Home Value $128,461


Total Households 516
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 365
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 -0.61% -0.41%
Households -0.55% -0.39%
Families -0.7% -0.5%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Independence, WV 26374 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26374 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 # 277 58th
Population Density # 373 44th
Diversity Index # 451 33rd
Median Household Income # 66 90th
Per Capita Income # 91 86th

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