Birch River is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Birch River Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Nicholas County at latitude 38.4987 and longitude -80.7551. Nicholas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,112 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Birch River Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Birch River: Bird River.Photos of the local Birch River, WV area
|Population in Households||107|
|Population in Familes||89|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||0|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||54 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||34 (63.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||9 (16.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||10 (18.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$95,833|
|Average Home Value||$112,500|
|Median Household Income||$41,401|
|Average Household Income||$56,828|
|Per Capita Income||$22,999|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.85%|
|Per Capita Income||2.09%|
The table below compares Birch River 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.
|Total Population||# 384||4th|
|Population Density1||# 335||17th|
|Diversity Index2||# 269||34th|
|Median Household Income||# 100||75th|
|Per Capita Income||# 104||74th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.