Birch Tree, Missouri

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Birch Tree, Missouri

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High Points

Birch Tree strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Missouri):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Birch Tree Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Birch Tree Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
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Top 4% trophy Birch Tree Low Violent Crime
Public Transportation Use
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Top 6% Birch Tree Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Birch Tree, Missouri

Comparing Birch Tree to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 6 6
Racial Diversity 4 4
Age of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 4
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
People Living Alone 8 7
Housing Recently Built 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 7 7

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Birch Tree Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 90 miles NW of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 131 miles SW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Shannon
Standard Zip Codes 65438
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.991
Longitude -91.492

Birch Tree Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station ALTON 6 SE
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 45 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 91 F
Oct Temp 42 to 73 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
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Birch Tree Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 634 100%
Male 290 45.7%
Female 344 54.3%
Under 18 172 27.1%
18+ 462 72.9%
65+ 102 16.1%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 2.95
White 603 95.1%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 2.1%
Other 5 0.8%
Mixed Race 11 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.6%

Estimated Birch Tree Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 619
Growth -15
Growth % -2.4%

Birch Tree Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 35.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
Irish 15.6%
German 15.1%
English 5.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Dutch 1.7%
Welsh 1.1%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Polish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Birch Tree, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Teresita (65438)
Thomasville (65438)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Birch Tree 634 $18,182
Alton 668 $21,667
Eminence 548 $21,607
Mountain View 2,430 $28,239
Summersville 544 $22,500
Winona 1,290 $24,000
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