Birch Tree, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Birch Tree, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Birch Tree had a population of 698 as of July 1, 2016. Birch Tree ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Birch Tree is located at latitude 36.9967 and longitude -91.4917 in Shannon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Birch Tree (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Shannon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 991 feet.

The City of Birch Tree (GNIS ID: 2394170) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Birch Tree is located within Township of Birch Tree, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shannon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Birch Tree population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Birch Tree, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 698
Population in Households 663
Population in Familes 508
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 506
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 303
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 178
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $64,732
Average Home Value $100,731


Median Household Income $32,514
Average Household Income $40,986
Per Capita Income $17,309
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.54%
Households 0.27% 0.46%
Families 1.03% 0.45%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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 Tree, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Birch Tree to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 438 58th
Population Density1 # 713 31st
Diversity Index2 # 217 79th
Median Household Income # 839 19th
Per Capita Income # 865 16th

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