Brush Fork, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brush Fork, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Brush Fork Census Designated Place had a population of 1,246 as of July 1, 2016. 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 (GNIS ID: 2586774) 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.

The Brush Fork Census Designated Place is located within District I, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mercer County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brush Fork: Brushy Fork.

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Brush Fork, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,246
Population in Households 1,246
Population in Familes 995
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 655
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 563
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 369
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 360 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 203 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $67,143
Average Home Value $90,055


Median Household Income $28,803
Average Household Income $42,049
Per Capita Income $18,110
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.64% 0.18%
Households 0.76% 0.21%
Families 1.46% 0.11%
Median Household Income   -0.2%
Per Capita Income   0.58%
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.

Brush Fork, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brush Fork 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 # 132 68th
Population Density1 # 222 45th
Diversity Index2 # 22 95th
Median Household Income # 357 12th
Per Capita Income # 321 21st

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