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Cairo, West Virginia

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Located in: Ritchie County (see below)

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

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

Elevation: 840 feet [256.03 m] above sea level<2>

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


2016:<3>     267   (4.98% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     281   (6.84% increase since 2000)
2000:     263

Total Area:<4>   0.49 sq. miles [1.3 km²]   - of which 2.88% is water (0.01 sq. miles [0 km²])

Housing Units:<5>   151

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Cairo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2067, Longitude: -81.1543     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cairo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   39° 12' 24"
Lon:   -81° 9' 15"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Cairo

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Cairo

GNIS ID:   2390764
FIPS State / Place Code:   54 / 12124

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

About Ritchie County

The town of Harrisville is the County Seat for Ritchie County.

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


2016:     9,875   (5.49% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     10,449   (1.02% increase since 2000)
2000:     10,343

Total Area:   453.7 sq. miles [1,175.1 km²]

Housing Units:   5,843

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Ritchie

GNIS ID:   1689049
FIPS State / County Code:   54 / 085

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

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

Websites for State of West Virginia

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of West Virginia

GNIS ID:   1779805
FIPS State:   54

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

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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 Cairo.

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

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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 Cairo. 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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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Cairo, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Cairo.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cairo.