Shock, WV 26638 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26638: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shock, WV 26638

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Gilmer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.768, Longitude -80.992
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26638 has segments in 2 Counties (Calhoun, Gilmer).

  • Businesses Addresses: 2
  • PO Box Addresses: 1
  • Residential Addresses: 72
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 72

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

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Shock, WV 26638 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 356
Daytime Population: Workers 5
Daytime Population: Residents 227
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 232
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 356
Population in Familes 294
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 11
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $40,628
Average Household Income $54,770
Per Capita Income $23,077


Total Housing Units 201 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 (25.4%)
Median Home Value $77,500
Average Home Value $104,622


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 109
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 -0.34% -0.28%
Households -0.27% -0.13%
Families -0.37% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Shock, WV 26638 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26638 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 # 503 24th
Population Density # 605 9th
Diversity Index # 397 41st
Median Household Income # 308 54th
Per Capita Income # 232 65th

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