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Beech Bottom, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Village of Beech Bottom had a population of 515 as of July 1, 2016. Beech Bottom ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Beech Bottom is located at latitude 40.2233 and longitude -80.6579 in Brooke County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Beech Bottom (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.7 sq. miles. Brooke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 712 feet.

The Village of Beech Bottom (GNIS ID: 2391543) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Beech Bottom is located within Wellsburg District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brooke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Beech Bottom population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Beech Bottom: Beach Bottom, Beechbottom.

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Beech Bottom, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 515
Population in Households 514
Population in Familes 416
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 443
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 209
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 140
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $76,744
Average Home Value $93,235


Median Household Income $47,746
Average Household Income $55,691
Per Capita Income $23,391
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.23%
Households 0.0% -0.19%
Families -0.11% -0.29%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   0.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Beech Bottom, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beech Bottom to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 243 40th
Population Density1 # 281 31st
Diversity Index2 # 374 7th
Median Household Income # 62 85th
Per Capita Income # 104 75th

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