Big Island, VA 24526 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24526: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Big Island, VA 24526

Not Acceptable, USPS
Snowden, VA 24526

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 29
  • Single Family Addresses: 609
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Bedford County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.534, Longitude -79.385
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Big Island, VA 24526 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,655
Daytime Population: Workers 233
Daytime Population: Residents 884
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,117
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 1,655
Population in Familes 1,404
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $57,943
Average Household Income $70,373
Per Capita Income $29,212


Total Housing Units 829 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 571 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $193,359
Average Home Value $265,149


Total Households 687
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 499
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 0.94% 1.06%
Households 0.9% 1.0%
Families 0.74% 0.91%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Big Island, VA 24526 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24526 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in 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 # 566 35th
Population Density # 698 20th
Diversity Index # 600 31st
Median Household Income # 310 64th
Per Capita Income # 320 63rd

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