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Augusta, West Virginia
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Located in: Hampshire County (see below)

Time Zone: Augusta lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (304), (681)<1>

ZIP Code: 26704<2>

Elevation: 1,290 feet [393.19 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 Augusta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2954, Longitude: -78.6377     [Map].

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   39° 17' 43"
Lon:   -78° 38' 15"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<5>   Augusta

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Augusta

GNIS ID:   1535081
FIPS State / Place Code:   54 / 03412

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

About Hampshire County

The community of Romney is the County Seat for Hampshire County.

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


2017:<6>     23,471   (2.06% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     23,964   (18.62% increase since 2000)
2000:     20,203

Total Area:<7>   644 sq. miles [1,669.6 km²]

Housing Units:<8>   13,688

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Hampshire

GNIS ID:   1718644
FIPS State / County Code:   54 / 027

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

About West Virginia

From the US Census


2017:     1,815,857   (2% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     1,852,994   (2.47% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,808,344

Websites for State of West Virginia

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of West Virginia

GNIS ID:   1779805
FIPS State:   54

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Footnotes ...

<1>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<2>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Augusta). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Augusta or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Augusta - 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 Augusta, 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 Augusta.

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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 2017.

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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 Augusta. 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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