Salem, WV 26426 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26426: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Salem, WV 26426

Acceptable Alternative
Bristol, WV 26426
Industrial, WV 26426
Wolf Summit, WV 26426

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Harrison County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.282, Longitude -80.559
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26426 has segments in 2 Counties (Doddridge, Harrison).

  • Businesses Addresses: 126
  • PO Box Addresses: 119
  • Residential Addresses: 2,768
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 127
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,641

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

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Salem, WV 26426 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,236
Daytime Population: Workers 1,233
Daytime Population: Residents 4,392
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,625
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 6,852
Population in Familes 5,535
Population in Group Qrtrs 384
Population Density2 51
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $40,360
Average Household Income $53,903
Per Capita Income $22,182


Total Housing Units 3,317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,121 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 733 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 463 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $103,535
Average Home Value $131,542


Total Households 2,854
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,911
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 0.41% 0.32%
Households 0.46% 0.33%
Families 0.28% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Salem, WV 26426 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26426 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 # 69 90th
Population Density # 319 52nd
Diversity Index # 164 76th
Median Household Income # 325 51st
Per Capita Income # 293 56th

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