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: 18
  • PO Box Addresses: 55
  • Residential Addresses: 409
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 409

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

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Elk Garden, WV 26717 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,014
Daytime Population: Workers 164
Daytime Population: Residents 678
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 842
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 1,013
Population in Familes 843
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 27
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $29,753
Average Household Income $42,037
Per Capita Income $16,132


Total Housing Units 483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 318 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $64,474
Average Home Value $86,478


Total Households 389
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 282
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 -0.16% -0.22%
Households -0.25% -0.26%
Families -0.34% -0.43%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.32%

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

The table below compares 26717 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 # 320 52nd
Population Density # 471 29th
Diversity Index # 385 41st
Median Household Income # 603 9th
Per Capita Income # 621 6th

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