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Brush Fork, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Brush Fork Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Mercer County at latitude 37.2773 and longitude -81.2392. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,405 feet.

The formal official name is the Brush Fork Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Brush Fork, West Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Brush Fork indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brush Fork: Brushy Fork.

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Brush Fork, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,324
Population in Households 1,324
Population in Familes 1,063
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 697
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 593
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 393
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 207 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $75,749
Average Home Value $95,941


Median Household Income $33,056
Average Household Income $44,925
Per Capita Income $19,194
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.4% 0.51%
Households 2.36% 0.57%
Families 3.68% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 128 68th
Population Density1 # 216 46th
Diversity Index2 # 26 94th
Median Household Income # 277 31st
Per Capita Income # 256 36th

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