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Birch River, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Birch River Census Designated Place had a population of 106 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Birch River: Bird River.

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Birch River, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 106
Population in Households 106
Population in Familes 88
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 288
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 43
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 53 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $93,750
Average Home Value $112,121


Median Household Income $36,453
Average Household Income $53,771
Per Capita Income $20,945
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.19%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.28% -0.65%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.


Birch River, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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, 2015 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 # 384 4th
Population Density1 # 338 16th
Diversity Index2 # 290 28th
Median Household Income # 224 45th
Per Capita Income # 172 57th

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