Masontown, WV 26542 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26542: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Masontown, WV 26542

Acceptable Alternative
Cascade, WV 26542

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Preston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.582, Longitude -79.799
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26542 has segments in 2 Counties (Monongalia, Preston).

  • Businesses Addresses: 57
  • PO Box Addresses: 446
  • Residential Addresses: 655
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 655

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

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Masontown, WV 26542 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,394
Daytime Population: Workers 331
Daytime Population: Residents 1,256
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,587
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 2,394
Population in Familes 1,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 92
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $43,574
Average Household Income $56,096
Per Capita Income $23,549


Total Housing Units 1,065 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 809 (76.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $116,063
Average Home Value $128,307


Total Households 1,005
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 692
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 1.71% 1.4%
Households 1.85% 1.47%
Families 1.69% 1.35%
Median Household Income   0.39%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Masontown, WV 26542 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26542 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 # 180 73rd
Population Density # 218 67th
Diversity Index # 411 39th
Median Household Income # 162 76th
Per Capita Income # 201 70th

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