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Blue Jay Junction, West Virginia

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Although we found mention of Blue Jay Junction during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Blue Jay Junction. If you can help us locate Blue Jay Junction, please Contact Us.

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Located in: Raleigh County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Blue Jay Jct.

Time Zone: Blue Jay Junction lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (304), (681)<2>

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Blue Jay Junction

GNIS ID:   None
FIPS State / Place Code:   54 / 08572

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Blue Jay Junction)

About Raleigh County

The community of Beckley is the County Seat for Raleigh County.

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


2016:<3>     76,601   (2.86% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     78,859   (0.46% decrease since 2000)
2000:     79,220

Total Area:<4>   609 sq. miles [1,578.2 km²]

Housing Units:<5>   35,931

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Raleigh

GNIS ID:   1550047
FIPS State / County Code:   54 / 081

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Blue Jay Junction)

About West Virginia

From the US Census


2016:     1,831,102   (1.18% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     1,852,994   (2.47% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,808,344

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of West Virginia

GNIS ID:   1779805
FIPS State:   54

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Blue Jay Junction and then turned east". While Blue Jay Junction could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Blue Jay Junction as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Blue Jay Junction could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another West Virginia community named Blue Jay Junction.

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<2>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Blue Jay Junction.

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<3>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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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Blue Jay Junction. 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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<5>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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