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Carters Ford, West Virginia

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Census Data for Carters Ford ...

As far as we can tell, Carters Ford<1> 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 Carters Ford, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<2>
 Leesburg (VA)52,607   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 Petersburg (VA)32,168   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
 Winchester (VA)27,516   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]

Jefferson County ...

Carters Ford is located in Jefferson County.

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

Population Rings for Carters Ford ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Carters Ford and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Carters Ford. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Carters Ford, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]542,931+7.09%
15 mi   [24 km]964,246+5.71%
20 mi   [32 km]1779,111+7.74%
25 mi   [40 km]28114,611+7.09%
30 mi   [48 km]38220,017+9.44%

Miscellaneous Information for Carters Ford ...

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 Jefferson County or the community of Carters Ford:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Carters Ford: 1554080

GNIS ID for Jefferson County: 1550025

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: 037 (Jefferson County)

Place Code: 13600 (Carters Ford)

State & County Code: 54/037 (West Virginia / Jefferson County)

State & Place Code: 54/13600 (West Virginia / Carters Ford)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Carters Ford 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 Carters Ford.

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Footnotes ...

<1>It's a common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Carters Ford may originally have been Carter's Ford. Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Carters Ford might be written as Carter Ford. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Carters Ford.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Carters Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carters Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carters Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2645, Longitude: -78.0331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carters Ford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>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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