Brush Fork, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brush Fork, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Brush Fork Census Designated Place had a population of 1,177 as of July 1, 2017. Brush Fork ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brush Fork is located at latitude 37.2773 and longitude -81.2392 in Mercer County. 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. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,405 feet.

The Brush Fork Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586774) 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 Brush Fork Census Designated Place is located within District I, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mercer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brush Fork 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 Brush Fork: Brushy Fork.

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Brush Fork, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,177
Daytime Population: Workers 697
Daytime Population: Residents 769
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,466
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 1,177
Population in Familes 938
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 619
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $29,909
Average Household Income $44,038
Per Capita Income $18,860


Total Housing Units 606 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 337 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $69,363
Average Home Value $93,027


Total Households 530
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 346
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.23% -0.41%
Households -0.18% -0.34%
Families 0.36% -0.47%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Brush Fork, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brush Fork 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 # 136 67th
Population Density # 235 42nd
Diversity Index # 22 95th
Median Household Income # 352 13th
Per Capita Income # 321 21st

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