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Located in: Summers County (see below)

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

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

Elevation: 1,640 feet [499.87 m] above sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Buck. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6018, Longitude: -80.8240     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buck have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   37° 36' 6"
Lon:   -80° 49' 26"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Forest Hill

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Buck

GNIS ID:   1549615
FIPS State / Place Code:   54 / 11140

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

About Summers County

The community of Hinton is the County Seat for Summers County.

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


2016:<5>     12,872   (7.58% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     13,927   (7.14% increase since 2000)
2000:     12,999

Total Area:<6>   367.7 sq. miles [952.4 km²]   - of which 1.98% is water (7.27 sq. miles [18.8 km²])

Housing Units:<7>   7,680

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Summers

GNIS ID:   1557805
FIPS State / County Code:   54 / 089

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

About West Virginia

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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>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Buck.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buck - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Buck, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Buck.

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<5>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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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Buck. 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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<7>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 Buck.