26456 ZIP Code Profile, Map, Data & Demographics

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ZIP Code 26456: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
West Union, WV 26456

Acceptable Alternative
Blandville, WV 26456

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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Doddridge County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.294, Longitude -80.774
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26456 has segments in 3 Counties (Doddridge, Ritchie, Tyler).

  • Businesses Addresses: 131
  • PO Box Addresses: 84
  • Residential Addresses: 1,541
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 14
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,527

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: July 1, 2022, Maps updated: May 5, 2022.


West Union, WV 26456 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,833 (100%)
Population in Households 3,682 (96.1%)
Population in Families 2,997 (78.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 151 ( 3.9%)
Population Density 27
Diversity Index2 7


Median Household Income $50,218
Average Household Income $71,033
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $30,257
Wealth Index5 79


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,389 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 241 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 615 (27.4%)
Median Home Value $128,758
Average Home Value $208,081
Housing Affordability Index3 245


Total Households 1,630
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,093
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.33% -0.18%
Households -0.19% -0.07%
Families -0.36% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

West Union, WV 26456 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26456 to the other 671 ZIP Codes in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 125 82nd
Population Density # 478 29th
Median Household Income # 195 71st
Housing Affordability Index # 300 45th
Per Capita Income # 81 88th
Diversity Index # 315 53rd

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