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The location of Caretta

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Census Data for Caretta ...

As far as we can tell, Caretta has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Caretta, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Bluefield10,191   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 Richlands (VA)5,428   SW   18 miles [29 km]

McDowell County ...

Caretta is located in McDowell County.

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

Population Rings for Caretta ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Caretta and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Caretta. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Caretta, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]2751-12.88%
10 mi   [16 km]64,101-17.87%
15 mi   [24 km]115,358-16.62%
20 mi   [32 km]1717,559-9.65%
25 mi   [40 km]2437,025-7.38%
30 mi   [48 km]2739,240-7.36%

Miscellaneous Information for Caretta ...

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 McDowell County or the community of Caretta:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Caretta: 1554071

GNIS ID for McDowell County: 1689162

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: 047 (McDowell County)

Place Code: 13324 (Caretta)

State & County Code: 54/047 (West Virginia / McDowell County)

State & Place Code: 54/13324 (West Virginia / Caretta)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Caretta 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 Caretta.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Caretta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/


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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Caretta. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Caretta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caretta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3357, Longitude: -81.6729     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caretta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Caretta.