Birch River, WV 26610 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 26610: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Birch River, WV 26610

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Nicholas County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.477, Longitude -80.761
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 26610 has segments in 2 Counties (Nicholas, Webster).

  • Businesses Addresses: 15
  • PO Box Addresses: 176
  • Residential Addresses: 355
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 355

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Birch River, WV 26610 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,318
Population in Households 1,313
Population in Familes 1,088
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 14
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $40,256
Average Household Income $55,748
Per Capita Income $22,518


Total Housing Units 644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 415 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 116 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $73,576
Average Home Value $93,976


Total Households 531
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 377
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 0.28% 0.12%
Households 0.25% 0.15%
Families 0.13% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Birch River, WV 26610 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 26610 to the other 671 ZIP Codes 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 # 264 61st
Population Density # 582 14th
Diversity Index # 299 56th
Median Household Income # 359 47th
Per Capita Income # 299 56th

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