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Greenwater, California

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So far, we have found very little information about Greenwater. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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Our information shows that the community of Greenwater is historic. The information below applies to the area where Greenwater would have been located.

Time Zone: The area where Greenwater was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT)

Telephone Area Codes for surrounding area: (442)<2>, (760)

Elevation: 4,280 feet [1,304.54 m] above sea level<3>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Greenwater. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1793, Longitude: -116.6167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greenwater have been estimated.

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   36° 10' 45"
Lon:   -116° 37' 0"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<5>   Greenwater Canyon

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Greenwater

GNIS ID:   1660699
FIPS State / Place Code:   06 / 31172

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Greenwater)

About Inyo County

The community of Independence is the County Seat for Inyo County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Inyo)


2016:<6>     18,144   (2.17% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     18,546   (3.35% increase since 2000)
2000:     17,945

Total Area:<7>   10,226 sq. miles [26,487.6 km²]

Housing Units:<8>   9,478

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Inyo

GNIS ID:   1804637
FIPS State / County Code:   06 / 027

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Greenwater)

About California

From the US Census


2016:     39,250,017   (5.36% increase since 2010)  
2010:     37,253,956   (9.99% increase since 2000)
2000:     33,871,648

Websites for State of California

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of California

GNIS ID:   1779778
FIPS State:   06

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Greenwater)

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Greenwater, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Greenwater.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenwater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Greenwater, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<5>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Greenwater.

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<6>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Greenwater. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Greenwater.