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Birch River, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Birch River Census Designated Place had a population of 110 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Birch River: Bird River.

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Birch River, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 110
Population in Households 110
Population in Familes 91
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 299
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $41,157
Average Household Income $56,942
Per Capita Income $22,937


Total Housing Units 54 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $73,214
Average Home Value $90,000


Total Households 44
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.34% 0.18%
Households 0.28% 0.0%
Families 0.81% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

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, 2018 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 # 386 5th
Population Density # 335 18th
Diversity Index # 198 51st
Median Household Income # 170 58th
Per Capita Income # 162 60th

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