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Located in: Tucker County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Canaan Hts.

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

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

Elevation: 3,700 feet [1,127.76 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 Canaan Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0982, Longitude: -79.4306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canaan Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   39° 5' 53"
Lon:   -79° 25' 50"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Blackwater Falls

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Canaan Heights

GNIS ID:   1550625
FIPS State / Place Code:   54 / 12724

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


About Tucker County

The community of Parsons is the County Seat for Tucker County.

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

Population

2016:<5>     6,926   (3.01% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     7,141   (2.46% decrease since 2000)
2000:     7,321

Total Area:<6>   421.1 sq. miles [1,090.5 km²]

Housing Units:<7>   5,346

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Tucker

GNIS ID:   1689423
FIPS State / County Code:   54 / 093

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


About West Virginia

From the US Census

Population

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

Official Website:   www.wv.gov/
Tourism:   www.wvtourism.com/
Parks:   www.wvparks.com/
Fishing:   www.wvdnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing.shtm
Hunting:   www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/hunting_regs.shtm

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 Canaan Heights)

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<1>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Canaan Heights.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Canaan Heights - 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 Canaan Heights, 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 Canaan Heights.

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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 Canaan Heights. 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 Canaan Heights.