Thornton, WV 26440 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26440: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Thornton, WV 26440

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Taylor County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.331, Longitude -79.906
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26440 has segments in 3 Counties (Barbour, Preston, Taylor).

  • Businesses Addresses: 11
  • PO Box Addresses: 31
  • Residential Addresses: 486
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 486

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Thornton, WV 26440 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,210
Population in Households 1,210
Population in Familes 982
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 5


Median Household Income $50,094
Average Household Income $54,955
Per Capita Income $21,800


Total Housing Units 586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 403 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $98,913
Average Home Value $135,856


Total Households 480
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 329
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.55% -0.47%
Households -0.59% -0.46%
Families -0.78% -0.55%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Thornton, WV 26440 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26440 to the other 671 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 286 58th
Population Density # 440 35th
Diversity Index # 456 33rd
Median Household Income # 89 87th
Per Capita Income # 370 45th

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