Brush Fork, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Brush Fork, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Brush Fork Census Designated Place had a population of 1,288 as of July 1, 2015. Brush Fork ranks in the upper 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 Brush Fork is located at latitude 37.2773 and longitude -81.2392 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Brush Fork Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,405 feet.

The Brush Fork Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brush Fork population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brush Fork: Brushy Fork.

Brush Fork Census Designated Place, WV Boundary Map

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Brush Fork, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,288
Population in Households 1,288
Population in Familes 1,035
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 678
Diversity Index2 31
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 578
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 382
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 374 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 204 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $73,476
Average Home Value $93,048
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,678
Average Household Income $39,811
Per Capita Income $17,200
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.41% 0.42%
Households 1.41% 0.45%
Families 2.42% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.58%
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.

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Brush Fork, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brush Fork to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 133 67th
Population Density1 # 218 46th
Diversity Index2 # 25 94th
Median Household Income # 348 13th
Per Capita Income # 330 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.