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 702 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Birch Tree, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 702
Daytime Population: Workers 159
Daytime Population: Residents 411
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 570
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 667
Population in Familes 510
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 509
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $35,155
Average Household Income $44,513
Per Capita Income $18,966


Total Housing Units 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 170 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (38.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $73,790
Average Home Value $109,357


Total Households 309
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 182
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 0.46% 0.42%
Households 0.5% 0.45%
Families 1.19% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 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 # 431 58th
Population Density # 709 31st
Diversity Index # 247 76th
Median Household Income # 809 22nd
Per Capita Income # 822 20th

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