Elk Garden, WV 26717 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26717: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elk Garden, WV 26717

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Mineral County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.357, Longitude -79.169
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26717 has segments in 2 Counties (Grant, Mineral).

  • Businesses Addresses: 22
  • PO Box Addresses: 48
  • Residential Addresses: 400
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 400

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

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Elk Garden, WV 26717 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,096
Population in Households 1,096
Population in Familes 906
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 24
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $31,088
Average Household Income $44,055
Per Capita Income $17,003


Total Housing Units 524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 332 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $70,370
Average Home Value $94,352


Total Households 423
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 303
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 -0.1% -0.15%
Households -0.14% -0.19%
Families -0.24% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Elk Garden, WV 26717 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26717 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 # 304 55th
Population Density # 490 27th
Diversity Index # 276 59th
Median Household Income # 607 10th
Per Capita Income # 614 9th

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