A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Cairo, West Virginia
Welcome to Cairo ...
The location of Cairo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Cairo has a population of 255 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Cairo.
Cairo is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Cairo lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Cairo: (304) & (681)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cairo had an population of 255 people. This is a decrease of 9.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.04% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Cairo had a population of 281 people. This makes Cairo the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Cairo represents 0.02% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 200th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 281 people, the population of Cairo increased 6.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 263 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Cairo.
Communities Also Named Cairo ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 29 communities that are also named Cairo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Tennessee (2) and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cairo.
Communities near Cairo ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cairo.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cairo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cairo.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cairo. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cairo.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cairo. See our Newspapers Page for Cairo.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cairo ...
Looking for more information about Cairo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Cairo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cairo.
Adding Cairo to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Cairo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cairo was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Cairo on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cairo on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 15 Aug 2022