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
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|
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|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%|
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