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Census Data for Camden-on-Gauley ...

Population ...

The last Decennial Census<1> was in 2010, giving Camden-on-Gauley a population of 169 people.

The town of Camden-on-Gauley is located in Webster County. The 2010 Census gave Webster County a population of 9,154 people. This means that Camden-on-Gauley had 1.85% of the county's total population, making it Webster's 3rd most populous community.

At the same time, West Virginia had a population of 1,852,994 people.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Camden-on-Gauley, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.

Things like the population, area and housing for Camden-on-Gauley reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Camden-on-Gauley might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.

The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Camden-on-Gauley has a total area of 0.33 square miles [0.9 km²]. Of this total, 0.33 square miles [0.8 km²] is land, with the balance (2.4%) being water (0 square miles [0 km²]).

Webster County has a land area of 553 square miles [1,433.5 km²]. At 0.33 square miles [0.8 km²], Camden-on-Gauley has 0.06% of the county's total land area.

Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   38° 22' 8"   (or 38.37°)             [Map]

Lon:   -80° 35' 50"   (or -80.6°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (169 people) and land area (0.33 square miles [0.8 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Camden-on-Gauley had a population density of 507 people per square mile [195.9 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Camden-on-Gauley had a population of 157 people and a land area of 0.36 square miles [0.9 km²]. This gives a population density of 442 people per square mile [170.7 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Camden-on-Gauley. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an incorrect comparison. More information about the nature of these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Camden-on-Gauley had 87 Housing Units<2> and with its population of 169 people, this averages 1.94 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Camden-on-Gauley had a land area of 0.33 square miles [0.8 km²]. This translates to 261.3 Housing Units per square mile [100.9 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Camden-on-Gauley had 83 Housing Units, a population of 157 people and a land area of 0.36 square miles [0.9 km²]. This gives a density of 1.89 people per Housing Unit and 233.7 Housing Units per square mile [90.2 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Camden-on-Gauley and you need to be careful when comparing between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Webster County ...

The community of Camden-on-Gauley is located in Webster County.

The county had a population of 9,154 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 169 people, Camden-on-Gauley represented 1.85% of the county's total.

In addition, where the town of Camden-on-Gauley has a population density of 507 people per square mile [195.9 people/km²], Webster County averages 16.54 people per square mile [6.39 people/km²].

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

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Camden-on-Gauley, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Camden-on-Gauley. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 6.25% smaller than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Camden-on-Gauley was 0.33 square miles [0.9 km²]. Of this total, 0.33 square miles [0.8 km²] is land, with the balance (2.4%) being water (0 square miles [0 km²]).

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.36 square miles [0.9 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Camden-on-Gauley, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Camden-on-Gauley.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   38.368958°   (or 38°22'8" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -80.597456°   (or -80°35'50" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   38.368782°   (or 38°22'7" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -80.596459°   (or -80°35'47" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 292.1 feet to the west<3> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2390766) to Camden-on-Gauley. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Camden-on-Gauley. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   38.368556°   (or 38°22'6" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -80.597289°   (or -80°35'50" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 154.1 feet to the north<4> of the point given by the GNIS for Camden-on-Gauley. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Camden-on-Gauley.

Miscellaneous Information for Camden-on-Gauley ...

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 Webster County or the town of Camden-on-Gauley:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Camden-on-Gauley:

GNIS ID for Camden-on-Gauley: 2390766

GNIS ID for Webster County: 1550057

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: 101 (Webster County)

Place Code: 12412 (Camden-on-Gauley)

State & County Code: 54/101 (West Virginia / Webster County)

State & Place Code: 54/12412 (West Virginia / Camden-on-Gauley)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Camden-on-Gauley 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 Camden-on-Gauley.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<2>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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<3>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 77 degrees and a distance of 292.1 feet.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 18 degrees and a distance of 154.1 feet.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Camden-on-Gauley.