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Blues Beach, West Virginia

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Census Data for Blues Beach ...

As far as we can tell, Blues Beach<1> has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Blues Beach, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<2>
 Cumberland (MD)19,978   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
 Frostburg (MD)8,676   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]

Hampshire County ...

Blues Beach is located in Hampshire County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Hampshire County.

Population Rings for Blues Beach ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Blues Beach and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Blues Beach. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Blues Beach, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]21,759-4.82%
10 mi   [16 km]21,759-4.82%
15 mi   [24 km]729,007-4.29%
20 mi   [32 km]1542,736-4.2%
25 mi   [40 km]1943,719-4.15%
30 mi   [48 km]2549,174-4.01%

Miscellaneous Information for Blues Beach ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Hampshire County or the community of Blues Beach:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Blues Beach:

GNIS ID for Blues Beach: 1553940

GNIS ID for Hampshire County: 1718644

GNIS ID for West Virginia: 1779805

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 54 (West Virginia)

County Code: 027 (Hampshire County)

Place Code: 08650 (Blues Beach)

State & County Code: 54/027 (West Virginia / Hampshire County)

State & Place Code: 54/08650 (West Virginia / Blues Beach)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Blues Beach is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Blues Beach.

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The Communities of West Virginia

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About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blues Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Blues Beach may originally have been Blue's Beach. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Blues Beach might be written as Blue Beach. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Blues Beach.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Blues Beach. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blues Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blues Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4259, Longitude: -78.7153     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blues Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blues Beach.