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Birch River, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Birch River Census Designated Place had a population of 103 as of July 1, 2017. Birch River ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Birch River is located at latitude 38.4955 and longitude -80.7526 in Nicholas County. The formal boundaries for the Birch River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Nicholas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,112 feet.

The Birch River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586766) 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 Birch River Census Designated Place is located within Hamilton District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nicholas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Birch River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Birch River: Bird River.


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Birch River, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 103
Daytime Population: Workers 102
Daytime Population: Residents 70
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 172
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.67
Population in Households 103
Population in Familes 85
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 280
Diversity Index3 6
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,051
Average Household Income $56,793
Per Capita Income $22,766

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 53 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $72,917
Average Home Value $90,909
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 41
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 29
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.52% -0.79%
Households -0.65% -0.49%
Families 0.0% -0.7%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Birch River, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Birch River to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 388 4th
Population Density # 340 16th
Diversity Index # 301 26th
Median Household Income # 134 67th
Per Capita Income # 150 63rd

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